The Rough Guide to Vintage London is your ultimate guide to London's burgeoning vintage scene, that is making the British capital a more exciting place to visit than ever before. Whether you're into fifties fashion or seventies furnishings, old-fashioned beauty parlours, Art Deco cafés or retro restaurants, The Rough Guide to Vintage London will show you where to find the best bargains and the hippest hang-outs.
This authoritative illustrated guide casts a discerning eye over the entire city, highlighting the best of vintage London in each area. It covers over 200 budget and luxury attractions, from the East End hotspots of hyper-cool Hoxton and Shoreditch to the eccentric emporia of the West End, as well as the pick of London's markets and the classiest vintage outlets north and south of the centre, all marked on full-colour maps.
Whatever your look or interest - blitz chic, beehive hairdo, forties screen idol, rockabilly, twenties flapper or Edwardian chap - The Rough Guide to Vintage London will tell you where you can enjoy them to the full.
From Consultant-Editor Wayne Hemingway and written by Francis Ambler, Emily Bick, Samantha Cook, Nicholas Jones and Lara Kavanagh.
Wayne Hemingway MBE, with his wife Gerardine, started out in business selling second-hand clothes, shoes and accessories on Camden Market in 1981. Then together they built Red or Dead into a label that received global acclaim. In 1999, they set up HemingwayDesign, which specializes in affordable and social design. HemingwayDesign is now a multi disciplinary design agency led by two generations of the Hemingway family and a wider team of talented designers. Wayne is the founder of the award winning Vintage Festival, a celebration of music, fashion, film, art, design and food.The Vintage Festival in 2011 took place London at Southbank Centre as part of the 60th Anniversary of The Festival of Britain and has been on tour around the UK. Wayne was awarded an MBE in 2006, is a Professor in The Built Environment Department of Northumbria University, a Doctor of Design at Wolverhampton, Lancaster, UCA, Stafford and Leeds Met. The Hemingway's are collectors of vintage everything! They co-own Britain's foremost collection of British mass market memorabilia, housed in their museum The Land of Lost Content in Shropshire.