20s - 6/14 - The Vintage Guide To London
If you love the soothing treatments you can find at beauty spas but don’t like the modern styling that often follows a pampering day, you’ll be thrilled to hear about London’s first vintage spa, La Belle Jolie in Crystal Palace.
Lipstick & Curls, London’s premier vintage hair and beauty team, are now offering a mobile hair and beauty service ‘to take away’! Perfect if you want to get ready for a big night out with your friends in the comfort and convenience of your home, and ideal if you have a vintage-themed Christmas party and you and your colleagues need to get ready at the office.
Set in elegant 18th century almshouses, The Geffrye Museum depicts the quintessential style of English middle-class living rooms. Its collections of furniture, textiles, paintings and decorative arts are displayed in a series of period rooms from 1600 to the present day.
Charles Chaplin was born in 1889 in East Street, Lambeth, where he spent most of his childhood in poverty. He was even temporarily orphaned when his mother was forced into a mental asylum. From an early age Chaplin found escape in London’s music halls where he made his mark as a boy actor, laying the foundations to a career that would take him to Hollywood and international fame. The London Film Museum currently features an excellent exhibition on Chaplin and his rags to riches story.
On the ground floor of the Regents Studios at East London’s Broadway Market you will stumble across a real gem of a vintage interiors shop: The Dog & Wardrobe. Specialising in British design classics – think Ercol or Conran …
Brixton Village, a shopping arcade just behind Brixton tube station has had a complete make-over in recent months, attracting cafes, bars, independent boutiques and some seriously good vintage shops. The place still retains its ethnic charm with little houseware stalls …