Located in Soho, Carnaby Street is a pedestrianised street filled with fashion and lifestyle retailers. The historic street was built in 1862 and underwent transformations over the centuries.
Once the first ‘Pesthouse’ for victims in London during The Great Plague, Carnaby redeveloped as a food market and slowly emerged as London’s iconic fashion and design hub and home to many London subcultures such as Mods, Skinheads, Punks, and New Romantics. Elizabeth Taylor, Paul McCartney, and Bridgett Bardot were among some of the iconic celebrities who made regular visits to the area. Since becoming a pedestrian street in 1973, Carnaby has become one of the renowned shopping and dining centres in London.
Surrounded by colourful buildings, Carnaby Street is filled with a relaxed and laid back vibe and is accompanied with shops offering more trendy and stylish options. Head to the adjacent Kingly Court for dining specialities such as Whyte & Brown and Cahoots.
Check here for the opening hours of Carnaby shops, restaurants, and others.
You can get to Carnaby Street by taking the Underground and getting off at Oxford Circus via Central Line, Bakerloo Line, or Victoria Line.