Carnaby Street is located in the Soho area of the City of Westminster. It is one of the select streets in London that are pedestrian-only zones, with traffic being restricted during the day-time. The area is a much sought-after destination for shopping enthusiasts, with hundreds of retail stores selling fashionable clothes, accessories, shoes, and trendy street-ware to the delighted hordes of shoppers. The area also has a deep rooted link to the underground music scene in London and continues to be patronised by music lovers from across the globe.
Lady Jane - the first ladies’ fashion boutique in the street - opened its doors in 1966 and paved the way for leading fashion houses and designers to seek a presence in the area. Today, Carnaby Street houses some of the biggest names in the world of fashion, sports gear, footwear, cosmetics, and accessories. Alongside the retail stores, Carnaby Street also houses the executive suites and serviced offices of various businesses in the media, IT, and hospitality industries.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The several wine bars such as Vinoteca Soho and Milk & Honey provide excellent entertainment and dining options. Theatre lovers can spend endless hours visiting the amazingly beautiful theatres in the area, watching various experimental works, as well as comedy and drama shows. If you’re fond of Chinese cuisine, the Cha Cha Moon restaurant is a must. Not only will you be amazed at the sheer variety of dishes on offer, but the amazingly reasonable prices might make you wonder whether you’re still in London. There are many other restaurants within easy reach, enabling you to try a variety of international cuisines.
Oxford Circus tube is the closest station on the underground network, located just a short walk to the north-west. Piccadilly Circus tube station is also very close, providing access to the Bakerloo, Central and Victoria lines. As far as connectivity to the mainline railway network goes, Charing Cross and Euston both service the area. The bus routes offered in and around Carnaby Street are also some of the best in London.