Victorian & Edwardian - The Vintage Guide To London
Tour guide Barrie of Back In The Days Walks worked in Brixton for over twenty five years so he’s perfectly suited to take you around Brixton for a special vintage walk of a part of London that surprisingly still has an outdated reputation as an area to avoid.
Ever wanted to know why George ‘Beau’ Brummell became so famous? Or where Mr Fish popularised the kipper tie? Or the sartorial connection between Jan 30th 1969 and Feb 14 1969? Or why St James’s became associated with gentlemen’s outfitters in the first place? Or how the election of a Labour Government in 1945 lead to Teddy Boys? Or how the Marshall Street baths played a significant role in how today’s high street looks?
While London has plenty of new and cool barber shops offering a premium service and old school razor cuts, there are still some traditional shops that have been going for over a hundred years. Here are three traditional barbers that have been around for well over a century.
London is an antique city encapsulated within the 21st century. Wrapped in a veneer of modernism and technology, the capital exudes antiquity from every crack and corner. Precarious tenements rub shoulders with glass fronted shopping centres and there are buildings which date back to a time when the cars parked outside them would have been something out of science fiction.
London is a beautiful city with vintage coursing through its very veins; you just have to know where to look…