80s - 7/8 - 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.
Not another East London-based vintage shop selling cheap Eighties Lycra for premium prices I hear you say, but don’t be fooled by the Hackney location, Paper Dress Vintage is a fabulous vintage boutique selling a great selection of clothing, shoes and accessories from 1900 to the Eighties.
This giant warehouse space will unleash the hunter in you: practically everything in here is under £15, so real bargain territory.