60s - 4/19 - The Vintage Guide To London
Just off Brick Lane is The Shop, a little vintage store you might just pass by if you’re not paying attention. And you most certainly don’t want to miss this one! Inside, the walls are covered with shelves all tightly packed with incredible vintage fabrics and textiles from the Thirties to the Seventies, while dozens of baskets are spilling out vintage scarves, aprons, tables cloths and kitchen towels.
Deriving their name from the infamous UFO CLUB that exploded onto the London scene in late ’66, head to the UFO club night for an eclectic mix of psychedelic tunes, garage fuzz, Surf grooves, Freakbeat movers, Soul shakers, French pop favourites and some good old fashioned Rock n Roll.
Fat Faced Cat sells a carefully selected range of mint condition vintage for both men and women. Situated on Islington’s busy Camden Passage, the shop specialises in high-quality vintage from Edwardian boater hats to Eighties suits as well as luggage, ephemera and paper goods.
If you love the soothing treatments you can find at beauty spas but don’t like the modern styling that often follows a pampering day, you’ll be thrilled to hear about London’s first vintage spa, La Belle Jolie in Crystal Palace.