60s - 20/22 - The Vintage Guide To London
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.
This Dalston highlight is a bit of a lifestyle shop – Pelicans & Parrots sells vintage clothes, shoes, handbags, jewellery, furniture, ornaments, books, artefacts and taxidermy.
Blackout II is not only one of London’s best vintage shops but an absolute must whenever you find yourself in Covent Garden.
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.
Update: Dr Strangebrew has now closed down.
If you fancy having a coffee in Camden but can’t face the soullessness of Starbucks, Nero and others, head to Dr Strangebrew instead.
The coffee house offers locally roasted fine coffee, teas, scones and homemade cakes. In …