Victorian & Edwardian - 4/6 - The Vintage Guide To London
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.
Anita’s Vintage Fashion Fairs have been a permanent fixture on the London vintage scene for over seven years, hosting successful fairs in both Battersea and Notting Hill.
Decked out in full Edwardian decor, including original tiles, the Regency Cafe is an absolute delight of a cafe and greasy spoon. Not surprisingly it’s been featured in plenty of films, including Layer Cake. The food – think Full English, burger and chips or bacon rolls – is perfect to kickstart your day or get over the worst of hangovers.
Located in the very heart of London, a moment’s walk from Leicester Square Tube Station, Cecil Court is a picturesque late Victorian thoroughfare linking Charing Cross Road and St Martin’s Lane, pedestrianised and seemingly immune from the bustle of the great city which surrounds it.