A Vintage Lover’s Trip Round London…

Space Invasion detected - complete with concrete block...
Space Invasion detected - complete with concrete block...

This weekend we had a fab time in London.  A had planned to do the British stage of the Tour de France again – all 120 miles (plus 10 miles) of it.  I had a very pleasant day wandering around London with A’s brother and brother’s girlfriend. 

As a result, here is my quick guide to wandering aimlessly in London….

DO:  Race around London’s Tottenham Court Road looking for a digital camera to allow you to complete blogging of jaunts to London.

DO: Double back to Space Invader wall art seen earlier with newly bought camera.

Staircase at Liberty's in London
Staircase at Liberty's in London

DO: Take photos of the amazing staircase at Liberty’s in London.

DON’T: Accidentally capture prim-looking middle-aged women in the picture.

Eco Shop in Turnham Green, near Acton.
Eco Shop in Turnham Green, near Acton.

DO: Plant a roof/walls made of flowers and plants. 

Definitely DO: steal as many freebies from shop as humanly possible.

Vintage brooch - possibly made from coral?
Vintage brooch - possibly made from coral?

DO: Take advantage of half price and £1 sales in charity shops by buying vintage jewellery.

Baret Ware Biscuit Tin
Baret Ware Biscuit Tin

DO: Buy the only affordable item in the Salvation Army charity shop near to Euston Station.

DON’T: think that you’re strange for being deliriously happy for finding another Baret Ware biscuit tin so soon after the other one!

West German pots in Antiques shop
West German pots in Antiques shop

DO: take sneaky pictures of the West German pots in a snooty antiques centre.

DON’T: pay £65 for each one…

50s fabric curtains in Letchworth Antiques Centre
50s fabric curtains in Letchworth Antiques Centre
Unsure of what this is, but 50s print is cool!
Unsure of what this is, but 50s print is cool!

DO: Take more sneaky pics in the antiques centre in Letchworth.

DON’T: dare ask if the curtains are for sale! Think they were part of the shop unfortunately.

Retro Print in spare room
Retro Print in spare room

DO: Take pictures of your in-law’s retro prints in the spare bedroom.

DON’T: Forget to take a note of who it’s by…

Scary squirrel in the park!
Scary squirrel in the park!

DO: take pictures of the black squirrels in the park.

DON’T: be surprised if you manage to scare it off (see next!).

See the black blur? That's the squirrel running away!
See the black blur? That's the squirrel running away!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. mag says:

    Lovely! Almost exactly what I would do, or would want to!

    1. littleowlski says:

      Do it, it’s a fab day out! x

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