30s - 12/15 - The Vintage Guide To London
The Lindy Hop is a partner dance that originated in Twenties and Thirties Harlem, New York. The dance itself consists of both 8 and 6 count steps and includes footwork borrowed from the Charleston and Tap. Sounds complicated? We went a long to a ‘learn to Lindy Hop in a day’ course, find out here if we’ve managed to master the swing.
If you’re looking for Victorian, Edwardian or other early 20th century vintage, head to Tin Tin Collectables in Alfies Antique Market.
If you fancy learning how to swing dance or do the Blues then join the 2011 classes by Swing Patrol.
Specialising in hair and make-up from the Twenties to the Sixties, the girls from Lipstick & Curls can transform you into a jazz era flapper girl, a starlet from Hollywood’s golden age, a rock n roll pin-up or a Mad Men sex kitten.
Vintage shop Vintagehart is in a tiny room inside the White Hart Pub in Crystal Palace. But don’t be put off by the size, the small boutique is chock a-block full of lovingly selected vintage clothes from the Fifties to the Eighties as well as repro underwear and vintage-style items such as sunglasses.