80s - 2/8 - The Vintage Guide To London
From 1890s Rimmel cosmetics to 1970s chopper bikes, The Museum of Brands in Notting Hill brings together over 150 years of commercial design and advertising history.
Spitalfields Market opened its gates on a Saturday for the first time in 200 years last year, launching a regular monthly vintage fair there.
Anita’s Vintage Fashion, Accessories & Textiles Fai is a perfect opportunity for anyone looking for textiles and vintage fashion from the 1800’s to the Eighties such as Sixties chiffon, Fifties dresses in fabulous prints as well as Victorian white cottons and Thirties lace and beading.
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.
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.
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.