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London's Retro Revival

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Photo: Malú Alvarez

Vintage style is back all over town, from old-school candy shops to the speakeasy scene.

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Destinations: London · Mayfair · Soho/Covent Garden · Fitzrovia · Brockley

Themes: Food + Drink · Shopping

Inspired by: London's Best Retro Spots — by Adrien Glover, Published Dec. 2008

Hotels (1)

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    Waldorf Hilton

    Waldorf Hilton’s West End theatre district location is close to Trafalgar Square, shopping at Covent Garden Market, and scores of events. Guest roo

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Restaurants (2)

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    Treacle

    Situated in London’s East End in the famous Columbia Road flower market, Treacle aims to keep the traditional British teahouse alive. Open just on

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    Geales

    Originally opened in 1939, Geales is a traditional fish and chips restaurant (affectionately known as a “fish and chippy”) that uses ingredients fr

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    Rivoli Ballroom

    Opposite the Crofton Park overground rail station, the Rivoli Ballroom is one of the city’s few remaining ballrooms. The grade two-listed building

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    Bourne & Hollingsworth

    Named after a defunct British department store where owner Mark Holdstock’s mother once sold gloves, this closet-size basement bar is part 1920’s s

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    Cocomaya Fine Chocolatier and Artisan Bakery

    Two-part Cocomaya is both a fine chocolate shop and artisan bakery. The vintage cabinets and central table in the lime-green-and-magenta chocolate

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    Hope and Greenwood

    Inside London’s Covent Garden, Hope and Greenwood is a small confections shop offering a variety of handmade British sweets. Inside the red storefr

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