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3 Vintage London Attractions

Updated on September 22, 2015
3 Vintage London Attractions
3 Vintage London Attractions

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Many people identify London as the capital of fashion and shopping, but maybe not everyone knows that London is also one of the capitals of the vintage style. Walking through London, if you skip the common tourist path, you can still breathe the air of swinging London with its unique style and dive into the most typical of the London '60s. If you're a fan of vintage and retro style, the city offers visitors plenty of choice in terms of shops and markets.

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These are the 3 most typical vintage Attractions in London;

Vintage Markets in London

London is full of all kinds of markets: food stalls, antiques, clothing ... and of course, accessories and vintage fashion could not miss. Go hunting for vintage clothing or objects in the British capital markets is a fun and interesting activity; and it is possible to find really unique and original objects.

The markets where you can find retro clothing are many. But the 3 Best London vintage markets are:

  • Portobello Market: is a classic known by many and this antiques market is one of the world's largest . It takes place every Saturday and here you can find everything from antiques to vintage accessories. To visit this market will have to arm yourself with patience, given the multitude that characterizes it. If patience is not your forte then better to visit Portobello Road and its shops full of fascinating objects during the week when there are fewer people. Nearest metro stations: Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park
  • Spitalfields Market: this is another market that vintage fashion victims can not miss. This market is open 7 days a week and retains the charm of the Victorian era. Here you will find everything from boutiques and designer products to food products. The third Saturday of each month organizes pop-up vintage fair, a must for all sellers of vintage items ... and of course for your customers! Nearest metro stations: Liverpool Street, Shoreditch High Street and Aldgate East
  • Brick Lane Market: A market for everyone. The most characteristic feature of Brick Lane shops are bags and shoes, really extravagant. Nearest metro stations: Liverpool Street, Shoreditch High Street and Aldgate East

Vintage Markets in London
Vintage Markets in London

The vintage shops in London

Vintage shops in London are a bit like the churches in Rome, there are too many! If you want to spend a day of vintage shopping in London is best to go in East London. Here is where the really unmissable for lovers of vintage shops. For instance:

Absolut Vintage, famous for its unique Chanel handbags. Address: (15 Hanbury Street);
Blitz, a real vintage mall is located in a former furniture factory. Address: (55-59 Hanbury Street);
Rokit, a classic vintage, began as a stop on the Camden Market in the far 1986 and now has a shop at 101 Brick Lane.

The vintage shops in London
The vintage shops in London

Vintage Activities in London

A very British and very vintage activity is having tea at The Vintage Emporium. This bar / shop, which is located near Brick Lane (14 Bacon Street) offers Victorian delights and a wide selection of tea, in addition to a large portfolio of vintage products. Often it organizes all kinds of events, from concerts to art performances of all kinds. A real curiosity to visit.

In short, if you like shopping and vintage you can not miss this side of vintage London: quirky, funny, charming and different.

Vintage Activities in London
Vintage Activities in London

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      betozg lm 2 years ago

      Thank you :)

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      Shaloo Walia 2 years ago from India

      quite an informative hub...thanks for sharing!