Located in Soho in the heart of London, Carnaby is a fashion forward area of the city, that constantly pushes boundaries. Step under the famous Carnaby Street sign and you are in for a day of treats of all kinds, whether it be food, fashion or entertainment. The area is packed full of big brand names, independent boutiques and up and coming designers. During the swinging 60’s, Carnaby Street leads the way in terms of fashion trends, music and art and is ahead of the crowd today.
Design for Life
Cool brands, such as Lyle and Scott and Scotch and Soda, cater to people who want to stand out from the crowd and enjoy directional fashion. Edgy stores, like Eleven Paris, offer high quality designs and are famous for their trendy magazine shots featuring Kate Moss and Lenny Kravitz. As well as great shopping opportunities, you can also preen yourself by treating yourself to a pamper at London’s largest Benefit store. Ladies can buy make-up and enjoy nail and hair treatments on site. Pankhurst’s barber shop offer luxury hair and skin care for men, in a modern British setting, full of old world charm. There are also beauty spots for men too, don’t worry guys! Carnaby Street is home to largest community of boutiques and concept stores, guaranteed to enjoy a one off experience and to enjoy a unique piece of London.
Cutting Edge Food
Fashion is not the only thing that is cutting edge in Carnaby Street, food is also top of the agenda. Choccywoccydoodah’s flagship store is located in Foubert Place and is packed full of delights, as well as opportunities to enjoy a chocolate making workshop. If chocolate isn’t your thing, how about gorgeous Caribbean food? Rum Kitchen offers authentic Caribbean food and cocktails, that will take your taste buds to a desert Island in the sunshine. Camellia’s Tearoom offers bespoke teas from around the world, if you are looking for something different than your regular cream tea. There are so many great restaurants and cocktail bars in the area, alongside trendy bars playing top class music. Carnaby Street had a strong music history, which you can explore using a free walking app, that will take you around key places in the British music scene.
On any given day, you will find pop up stores and restaurants as well as contemporary art installations, all of which makes Carnaby Street almost too cool for school.