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The Vintage Guide To London | January 17, 2018

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Top 5 Vintage Date Locations in London

Top 5 Vintage Date Locations in London

Here are our top five vintage date locations in London: whether you’re after a romantic outdoor stroll, indoor fun or curious discoveries, we have some great suggestion to get the sparks flying!

1) Explore Columbia Road Flower Market
Every Sunday East London’s Columbia Road is transformed into a floral heaven with flower and plant sellers lining the street. Meet up there for a stroll along the stalls, treat yourself (or each other!) to some flowers and then head to the Cakehole Cafe – a lovely little tea room in the basement of vintage shop Vintage Heaven – for a cuppa and a slice of Victoria Sponge.

2) Spy on past lives at Dennis Sever’s House
The house features ten rooms, each furnished and decorated in the style of a particular era from 1724 to 1914. Far more than just a museum, this time capsule really brings each room to life as if its inhabitants had just popped out seconds earlier – think half cooked meals on the kitchen stove or still warm toast on the breakfast table. You have to explore each room in complete silence, great if you can’t bear awkward small talk, plus you’ll have plenty to talk about afterwards!

3) Enjoy some prohibition cocktails at The Nightjar
Behind an unassuming door just off Old Street roundabout is one of London’s best speakeasy-style bars, The Nightjar. Its excellent cocktail menu offers drinks from a range of eras from pre-Prohibition to the Twenties and later. The bar always has great entertainment with suitably retro bands and singers. The Nightjar gets busy, so do book a table in advance.

4) Dine in Art Deco splendor at Brasserie Zedel
If you are after a classic dinner date, head to French restaurant Zedel just off Piccadilly Circus. The roomy brasserie has been restored to its Twenties splendor with a real Parisian feel – you half expect to bump into Hemingway or Fitzgerald on your way in. The typically French menu is excellent too and the cocktails are not to be missed either.

5) Dress up and have fun at the Blitz Party
If you’re after a fun night out then consider taking your date to the Blitz Party. This regular Forties night recreates the feel of war-time London complete with ration books, sand bags and swing dancing. Dress up in uniform or don your best Forties look – her: tea dress, him: three-piece suit and hat – and dance the night away!



  1. Love these ideas especially Columbia road, still need to go to Dennis Sever’s house, walk past it every day on the way to work and always intriges me.