Let vintage experts take you back to 1951 with a journey exploring the lasting impact of the Festival of Britain
Lena has teamed up with Margaret from Penny Dreadful Vintage
to offer free daily vintage tours during the festivities (you don’t need to have a festival ticket).
They will transport visitors back to 1951 as they explore the Festival of Britain’s cultural context, architectural grandeur and long-term legacy. Find out how the festival site would have looked 60 years ago, hear anecdotes and personal memories about the festival and the Southbank
site and discover its lasting influence on design and British culture.
The Vintage Tours
will run twice daily at 11am and 2.30pm, starting at the riverside entrance to the Royal Festival Hall
– next to Foyles. Numbers are limited to 30 people so arrive promptly.
team will be at the festival – come see us in the Vintage Village – and anyone attending the 2.30pm tour on Saturday 30th July will receive an H&A
goodie bag containing our August vintage issue