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The Vintage Guide To London | December 18, 2017

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40s - 7/20 - The Vintage Guide To London

Discover English living room styles at the Geffrey Museum

September 29, 2012 |

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.

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Homage to the tramp: Charlie Chaplin – the great Londoner

September 23, 2012 |

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.
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Shop for British design at The Dog & Wardrobe

September 18, 2012 |

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 … Read More

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