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Must-See Vintage Hubs on London

Posted: May. 2nd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

There are a couple of spots throughout London that have a vintage feel that many of us in the United States would only be able to describe as "Mod," though I'm not sure that terminology would fly with our mates in the UK. In any case, cool and hip individuals should check out these spots.

LONDON has "vintage" running through its veins.

From the mid-century modern movement that spawned public architecture such as the Barbican and Southbank Centres, to the youthquakes of the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies that filled our wardrobes with wonderfully designed clothes and our Ercol sideboards with vinyl records.

It's also home to lovingly preserved Soho cafes and East End pubs. Recent years have seen us celebrating our vintage heritage like never before and from being something that was pretty underground a few decades ago, London's vintage clothes and furniture shops and coffee bars are now flourishing.

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Carol Driver
A journalist with more than 12 years' experience writing, subbing and editing at national and regional publications and websites in the UK.

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