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The Vintage Guide To London | December 17, 2017

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Photo album – on a 1938 tube

September 11, 2012 |

Last Sunday the London Transport Museum brought out their 1938 Stock and ran their Art Deco tube in the very heart of Metroland from Amersham to Harrow.
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New London vintage destination: Brixton Village

August 27, 2012 |

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 … Read More

Radio times – check out the The British Wireless and Television Museum

August 19, 2012 |

Vintage Guide writer and broadcaster Gemma King explores the wonders of The British Wireless and Television Museum in Crystal Palace.
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Chap Olympiad 2012

July 9, 2012 |

Last weekend we went along to the annual Chap Olympiad, that wonderful ‘celebration of athletic ineptitude and immaculate trouser creases’.

As usual – and despite the large number of tasteless fake mustaches – there were some amazing outfits to … Read More

Book review: Underground, Overground: A Passenger’s History of the Tube

June 26, 2012 |

If you live in London you will probably have a love-hate relationship with the tube. Or maybe just a hate relationship. But is our current, often far from pleasant experience as tube passengers really unique? What was it like taking the tube in Victorian times or during the Twenties? Andrew Martin’s wonderful book Underground, Overground: A Passenger’s History of the Tube reveals the ups and downs of tube travel through the decades.

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His and hers retro styles: Rockalily Cuts

June 11, 2012 |

Rockalily Cuts – a his and hers hair salon specialising in vintage and rockabilly cuts and styling – livens up the slightly dull end of Kingsland Road.
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