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10 - Carnaby Street - Dan's Wanders

10 – Carnaby Street

Carnaby Street London

Carnaby Street is a pedestrianized shopping street in Soho  Tucked away between Regent and Oxford Street; It is famous for becoming the London’s epicenter and one of the coolest destinations associated with 1960’s Swinging London.

The street was famous for small retail boutique shops, and although you can still find some of these, you will also recognize the larger brand shops have moved in as well. Regardless you can still enjoy the atmosphere of the street which actually encompasses about 13 different side streets leading off into squares with more shops, food outlets and pubs.

If your hungry, a must stop for a bite is Kingly Court, three stories al-fresco food and dining destination There are over 21 different food concepts to satisfy anyone.kingly-court

In the 1960s, Carnaby Street was popular with followers of the mod and hippie styles. Many independent fashion boutiques, and designers and various underground music bars such frequently visited by bands like The Who, and Rolling Stones.

Fast Facts

  • Carnaby Street derives its name from Karnaby House which was built in 1683 to the east.
  • This area is notable for a cholera outbreak in 1854
  • In October 1973, local goverment  pedestrianised the street
Video Overviews

    • Swinging London and Carnaby Street – (8:07)


  • London W1B 5PW

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