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The Vintage Guide To London | October 21, 2017

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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

New monthly 70s club night: Suffragette City

August 26, 2012 |

Suffragette City is a brand new 70s club night playing lashings of glittering glam rock hits, junk shop rarities, and a dollop of strutting, snarling, proto-punk.

Join Heidi Heelz (GlamRacket, Dice Club, Proxy Music), Sonic Medusa (GlamRacket, Life’s A … 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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Get set for 60s night Mr Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang!

March 21, 2012 |

It’s the Mad Men meet The Avengers with vintage sounds of the Jet-Set. Your Martini will be shaken and stirred to the beat of Mod grooves, Spy Jazz, Exotic Bongo Beats, Soundtrack, and Lounge-core dance hits at its finest. Dressing … Read More

Cafe-cum-shop Crimson Heart

January 23, 2012 |

Fusion shops, a mixture of  vintage store and tea room – just think of King’s Cross’ Drink Shop & Do or Hanbury Street’s Blitz Department Store – have been popping up all around London in the last few years. The latest edition, Crimson Heart, has just opened in East London’s Leonard Street, and features a vintage cafe as well as a shop specialising in midcentury home deco.
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For quality classics: Levisons

January 4, 2012 |

There are plenty of reasons to face the weekend crowds on Brick Lane, and Levisons on Cheshire Street is definitely one of them. The small shop is packed full of excellent, handpicked menswear from the Twenties to the Seventies.
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