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Your Guide to the Famous Carnaby Street

Last updated on February 21st, 2023 at 05:44 pm

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London, well known for its touristic attraction and hidden treasures is also famous for, and Soho’s Carnaby Street is one of them. The famous street is also referred to as the “Swinging Sixties” or the “Swinging London.” It was once the epicenter of the British youth revolution and the hippest of the hip. Carnaby Street is a household name today and continues to influence London’s fashion, Britain’s music culture as well as the tourist industry.

How to reach Carnaby Street

Carnaby Street lies towards London’s West End and is just minutes away from the Oxford Street  The Newburgh Quarter and Regent Street. One can easily reach Carnaby Street by rail, Tube or bus. The nearest stations to Carnaby Street are Conduit Street, Beak Street, and Great Titchfield Street.

Take the bus lines numbered 113, 22, 453, 55, 94 to reach Carnaby Street. Bakerloo, Central and Victoria Tube lines and Southeastern and Thameslink National rail lines stop near Carnaby Street. You can find yourself good lodging options such as Park Grand London Kensington which is just 15 minutes away from Carnaby.

A unique shopping and dining destination

The quaint cobbled area of Carnaby boasts of hundreds of global brands, independent restaurants, heritage labels, and stores. Today, the street has become a hotspot for fashion boutiques and exceptional dining experience. Apart from hosting fantastic shopping events, the street holds live music gigs and one-off pop-up shops.

  • British brands and Heritage stores
    Carnaby Street is well known for some famous British brands such as Paul Smith Soho, Ben Sherman as well as some concept stores like Lazy Oaf, Finlay, the Cords & Co, and many more. Shop for vintage clothing, footwear, cosmetics, vinyl and much more!
  • Quintessential English pubs, restaurants, and cafes
    With hundreds of independent cafes, bars and pubs serving 30 different cuisines from around the world, you can never run short of options here. It is indeed the ultimate dining destination where you can enjoy the best British and international cuisine.

Just get ready to spend the whole day shopping, relaxing and eating and then for some more shopping and eating until you shop ’til you drop”!

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