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1959 Chelsea tea towel design from the Museum of London

Chelsea tea towel

A slice of bohemian London life in the fifties is captured in this Chelsea tea towel, produced for the shop at the Museum of London

It uses an illustration produced for Tatler magazine in 1959 by Mardie Madden and features a stylised map of the streets of Chelsea, which it called the 'liveliest area in town'. Produced just before the 1960s style explosion you associate with the King's Road and the area, the characters illustrated include artistic types, alongside more traditional figures such as the Chelsea guard. 

A nice slice of London life, this tea towel costs £6.50. 

Buy it online

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Make a City London postcard set

Make a City London

Yesterday we showed you tiles based on postcards from the '50s and '60s but for an alternate tourist take with a distinctly retro feel, try this Make A City London postcard set

The set features five designs to cut-out and stick together that are based around a very nostalgic view of the city including rock and roll and fish and chips and, of course, the Routemaster bus. The designs are executed in bright colours and have a very Pop feel. In fact, given the subject matter of the postcards they'd have probably been as applicable in 'Swinging London' as they are now. 

At only £3 for a set, they're as cheap as the chips they illustrate. 

Buy it from The Museum of London shop