Tried and tested: the Hammersmith Vintage Fashion Fair in London There are plenty of vintage fashion fairs in London each weekend, but are they really worth going? Dressmaker Irma Romero has road-tested the vintage fair in Hammersmith for QueensOfVintage.com. It might not to be everyone’s idea of fun to get out of bed at 8 am on a Sunday morning but it makes a big difference if you know what is awaiting you somewhere down West London. The Hammersmith Vintage Fashion Fair, one of the first and original vintage fairs in London, and one the best, one humble vintage fashion follower might add, has been going on for the last 18 years. Organised by P&A Antiques, the fair has been attracting fellow vintage lovers from around the UK and the world for years to savour and marvel at beautiful things of the past. Vintage clothes, jewellery, hats, bags, vintage fabrics, shoes, trimmings, you name it, there’s something for everyone with items dating from 1800 up to the Eighties. The fair is hosted at the Hammersmith Town Hall, a listed building from the Thirties, which seems like the perfect venue for the occasion. Stalls full of marvellous things are definitely a feast for our still slightly bed-weary eyes as Rebecka, my fellow vintage fashion lover and shopping partner, and I enter the building at 10 am. We look at each other with a knowing smile and go our own ways to browse through the colourful stalls. One Response rachel May 19th, 2009 exciting, i wonder how it compares to manhattan vintage… i’ll have to check it out when i’m in london this summer.