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The Vintage Guide To London | January 17, 2018

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Cafes - 4/5 - The Vintage Guide To London

Art Deco Afternoon Tea at the Park Lane Hotel

June 3, 2011 |

Henry James once said ‘there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.’ There is certainly no-one more dedicated than Rebecca McWattie – here’s her review of a very Twenties afternoon tea at the Park Lane Hotel.
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Retro eats: Mikes Cafe

May 1, 2011 |

This bustling café just off Portobello Road is a great place to be the morning after the night before.
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Fifties formica glory: Bar Italia

April 25, 2011 |

Founded in 1949, Bar Italia was one of the first Italian coffee bars in Soho, perhaps even the first as claimed by some.
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Traditional gelati: Marine Ices

March 28, 2011 |

Run for generations by the same Italian family, who opened their first business in 1928, Marine Ices in Chalk Farm is a proper continental ice-cream parlour with the classic Fifties exterior to proof its long-standing popularity.

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For your vintage afternoon tea needs: Soho’s Secret Tea Room

November 21, 2010 |

Entering Soho’s Secret Tea Room above the famous Coach & Horses pub is like stepping into a  timecapsule from the Thirties.
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Bringing vintage cool to Kings Cross: Drink, Shop & Do

October 13, 2010 |

Drink, Shop & Do is a design shop and café bar just around the corner from King’s Cross station selling products from emerging designers alongside vintage furniture and home wares.

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