Carnaby Street
Carnaby Street
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Carnaby is a unique shopping and dining destination in the heart of London's West End, with over 150 brands, boutiques, concept stores and flagships, and 60 independent restaurants, bars and cafés found across 14 streets, including the world famous Carnaby Street. Discover an intriguing mix of global brands and independent stores, just 1 minute away from Oxford Street and Regent Street, as well as heritage labels, new designer names and an extensive choice of places to eat and drink, including British pubs with real ale and real history. Head to Kingly Court, a vibrant 3 storey courtyard, home to over 20 independent restaurants and 15 cuisines offering cheap eats to a la carte dining. The Newburgh Quarter, found just off Carnaby Street, is a quaint cobbled area where independent street boutiques, London pubs and heritage brands can be discovered.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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The area
Neighborhood: Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
How to get there
  • Oxford Circus • 4 min walk
  • Piccadilly Circus • 6 min walk
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK3,117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Carnaby Street has a history going back to the Swinging Sixties when it was the centre of fashionable London.

I used to visit in the 80's when I was a lad and it was an exciting place which was somewhere to get things you could not get in the Home Counties. It was also where the pop magazine Smash Hits was produced and I used to stand outside with friends looking up at the offices wondering what they were writing about. They used to have a plaque up where the offices were but this has long gone.

Nowadays Carnaby Street is full of trendy shops selling lots of footwear and clothes. I am not sure it still has that same allure it had when I was younger but it could be I'm just a sad old person now...
Written July 25, 2021
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Rick Stephenson
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
It boasts a name that signifies a lifestyle. Sadly these days its just a street like most other streets that has sold out to the usual over priced label rubbish. If you're looking for something individual and fun, then you'll be seriously disappointed. If your a label geek with more money than sense, you'll love it.
Written August 25, 2022
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Coastal15883835135
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Great neighborhoud, so cozy ! I miss it already. Nice shops, restaurants and everybody is so kind. I could also appreciate the tolerance in the street to everybody, it doesn't matter what colour, money, relgion, gender or planet you are. Awsome.
Written September 11, 2023
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Eyekaytoo
Leverkusen, Germany3,039 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
I was in the area and thought that I'd take a trip down memory lane, or in this case Carnaby Street - somewhere I had first visited about half a century ago when the fashion was a little different.

Actually it didn't take me that long to walk down the street as I was only doing the very briefest of window shopping. I was just curious to see how the fashions have changed as depicted in a street which I used to consider to be the height of fashion decadence.

Many of the shops are now international branded names with the odd special clothing shop, chain coffee shops and even a nice, older, traditional pub.

I didn't spend long here before moving on down to Piccadilly Circus, Soho & China Town.
Written February 6, 2023
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,362 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
At one time in the 1960s in swinging London, this was THE street for the latest fashions. Much has changed but this is now an upscale shopping district with many unique shops and a colorful vibe. Beautifully decorated at Christmas time.
Written February 12, 2023
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lou84sheffield
Sheffield, UK365 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Lovely area great vibe. No where open after 11pm to get a drink and sit outside on a hot summer night after the London Palladium. Every where closed, but you can get a beer from 10am in the morning and sit outside.
Written May 25, 2024
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CattyKy
Israel2,252 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
One of the most popular shopping streets in the London center, near the Regent street. A lot of brand shops, boutiques and cafes. Excellence for shopping at day and for a night scene at the evening.
Written September 19, 2020
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand23,214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We walked by the street after stopping for lunch. The area was very festive, with items hanging in between the buildings. There was an underwater theme with fish and sharks floating above you as you walk along the street.
The street itself has a myriad of stores so its a nice place to shop or window shop. We went through the street to get to Hamleys Toy store on Regent Street. It is a really enjoyable street to walk on, whether you're shopping or just enjoying the sights.
Written February 3, 2020
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Heather D
Lake Villa, IL199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
Just a fun, vibrant place to be. We ate at MotherMash right around the corner. To start it out right, don't miss Liberty London, the awesome high end Tudor department store. My fave for its architecture.
Written October 8, 2022
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bsandrs
Portsmouth, UK22,682 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Having been to the nearby Boulevard Theatre we strolled the local streets enjoying the atmosphere. Years ago Carnaby Street was famous for all its clothes shops but now the retail outlets cover a mass of different subjects and are well worth a visit. Add in a selection of eateries, many in nearby side streets and it makes for a very good destination in the City, not far from Oxford Circus. At the present time, the Christmas lights are a treat, original and underlining an important message.
Written December 20, 2019
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