> Read Craig’s review of Carnaby Street Check out my London blog for a full review, with a video
The Carnaby Street that we know today started life in 1957 when John Stephen opened up a men’s clothing boutique. It soon attracted like-minded businesses, and within a decade the street was full of fashionable shops selling outrageous outfits.
It gained world fame in the Swinging Sixties, when Carnaby Street and led the world in fashion.
> Craig’s review of Carnaby Street – “I've got that Kinks' song going round and round my head now: "One week he's in polka-dots, the next week he's in stripes, 'cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion." All the beautiful people used to flock down here in their Mary Quant miniskirts to buy their embroidered bell-bottoms, patterned kaftan scarves and velvet flares. They called them the "Ca… continued”
If you enjoy this then try: King’s Road (catch the tube from Oxford Circus to King’s Road); Oxford Street (you can walk it in 7 mins); Regent Street (you can walk it in 6 mins) and Soho (you can walk it in 4 mins).
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