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The Vintage Guide To London | October 24, 2017

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Book review: London Calling – A Countercultural History of London since 1945

September 26, 2010 |

Writer Barry Miles, once the head of the Beatles’ spoken word label Zapple and co-founder of the Indica Books and Gallery where John first met Yoko, has compiled a fascinating history of London’s underground and countercultural movements in the decades following the Second World War.

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Learn to Lindy Hop at Swing Cats Corner

September 19, 2010 |

If you want to learn authentic Forties Lindy Hop – or Jitterbug as the dance is called in America – head to Swing Cats Corner. The dance club takes place every Tuesday and Thursday and boasts plenty of hot Swing, Jumpin’ Jive and Rhythm & Blues music and dancing until late.
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Not just one of Paloma Faith’s favourites: Blackout II

September 4, 2010 |

Blackout II is not only one of London’s best vintage shops but an absolute must whenever you find yourself in Covent Garden.
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Another Crystal Palace favourite: Vien

September 2, 2010 |

Crystal Palace is fast turning into one of London’s best vintage shopping  destinations. Highlights include Vien, a small but well-stocked vintage shop selling fashion and accessories from the Twenties onwards up to last decade’s designer gear.
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A greasy spoon with style: E Pellicci

September 1, 2010 |

If you’ve ever walked around Bethnal Green, East London, you may have accidentally stumbled upon a tiny pocket of living history – and you might even get a full English too!
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Hackney favourite: Paper Dress Vintage

August 11, 2010 |

Not another East London-based vintage shop selling cheap Eighties Lycra for premium prices I hear you say, but don’t be fooled by the Hackney location, Paper Dress Vintage is a fabulous vintage boutique selling a great selection of clothing, shoes and accessories from 1900 to the Eighties.
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