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Carnaby Street

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Address: | Soho, London W1F, England
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+44 20 7333 8118
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Carnaby is a unique shopping and dining destination in the heart of...

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 13 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 on the block 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 21 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.

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Love carnaby street. Pedestrianised which is great. Love the Xmas lights. Some cracking shops and nit just the genetic chains. Also a mix of individual as well. Great drop... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a find. Great little area, thriving and upbeat. Some great little shops and eateries here, will be returning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not the type that goes shopping but when in London a trip to Carnaby Street is a must all the groovy shops are here,Pretty Green, Lambretta etc. Not the cheapest shops but iconic shops nevertheless and a must visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love carnaby street. Pedestrianised which is great. Love the Xmas lights. Some cracking shops and nit just the genetic chains. Also a mix of individual as well. Great drop off point near regent street and oxford street. Good to pop into liberty as well. Loads of bars, coffee shops and places to eat.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This pedestrian zone in the middle of London is lovely! Stroll around or go for shopping in one of the high class boutiques.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A pedestrian street situated off Oxford St in the Soho district Cafes, a few pubs, restaurant or two but mainly shops located down this street Less crowded than pathway of Oxford St Nice to walk through on way to Arthouse district

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife visited carnaby street today to do a bit of post Christmas shopping and we thoroughly enjoyed it, there are a great variety of shops ranging from standard fashion to the more unique and strange items of clothing and footwear. In a nutshell it has something for everyone, even if you are not shopping it's still worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When I was touring in London in Piccadilly Street discovered this street by chance where I am you search for Puma sports shop was too went important street and the addition shops too numerous and varied and cafes, as well as the design of the street decorations for the holiday Christmas is very busy but beautiful dynamic feel you amid... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It should be on every tourist's list as well as every local's list. The lights here at Christmas are amazing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Carnaby street starts from nearby Liberty's going into the heart of Soho. It has lots of shops, although several restaurants, clubs and bars in the nearby roads. As you turn left coming from Liberty's you will find yourself in one of the oldest gyms in London which undewent a huge regeneration in the recent years.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have lived in London my whole life by i have never been to Carnaby Street, what a mistake. This busy street is buzzing with shops that sell all sorts of stuff. I found a shop called Skinnydip and wasnt sure if i could afford anything in there. The array of quirky handbags lured me in. Fabulous bright coloured phone/ipad... More 

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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 neighbourhood 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.
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