Want to make the most of your summer in London? We don't blame you... Thankfully, you've landed in the right place. Carnaby brings together food, drink, fashion, art and so much more. Never miss out on a fun activity with our handy guide on how to spend the sunny season.
How to Spend Your Summer
The buzzing atmosphere and diverse culture of Carnaby means exciting things are always happening in the area. From eye-opening exhibitions to interesting pop-up shops, check out our continuously updated What's On page to never miss out on amazing events this summer!
Carnaby 2022 Bucket List
To the Carnaby newbies and regulars alike, the sequin rainbow arches and the bustling Carnaby Street may be the most iconic symbols of the area. But there are many hidden gems and cool spots that are yet to be discovered. Do the Ganton Street Bulbs, Tenison Court, Newburgh Quarter and Spirit of Soho Mural all sound familiar to you? We’ve dedicated a Carnaby 2022 Bucket List for you to tick off!
What To Eat in Summer
One thing you may want to add to that bucket list is to try out all the incredible restaurants, cafés, bars and pubs that Carnaby has to offer. With an abundance of world cuisines on every corner, it can be tricky deciding where to go. No fear, we’ve done all the hard work for you so you can have that well-deserved lie in. Read on to find the top dining spots in the area.
Nothing screams summer more than al fresco dining and drinking. The brightly coloured streets of Carnaby are filled with 1,500 al fresco seats, perfect for soaking up the weather or chatting ‘til the late hours while indulging in tasty cuisines and refreshing drinks. Find out where to have fun in the sun here.
Dine around the world without leaving London at the vibrant three-storey dining mecca Kingly Court, full of amazing offerings, from secret cocktail bars to unique restaurants. The iconic central courtyard is where Londoners come together over steaming bowls of ramen from Shoryu, proper Neapolitan pizza from Pizza Pilgrims or fresh vegan tacos from Club Mexicana, to name a few. Head here to discover more.
If you’re working in the area, you’re in luck because all the delicious lunch spots are at your doorstep. Take a seat at one of the benches along Carnaby Street, Newburgh Street and enjoy your meal, whether it’s a quick grab and go or a catch up with friends and family. Take a look at our suggestions for a fab lunch break.
Let’s be honest, Londoners love a bev or two. And there’s no better place to do it than in Carnaby. From after work tipples at the historic local pubs and innovative cocktails at upscale bars to post-war inspired spirits at underground speakeasies, you’ll never run out of options. Check out our expertly curated Tipples in Carnaby guide.
Here comes the best part - Carnaby’s cuisine is impressive already, but it’s even better with discounts, right?! To spice up your dining experience, restaurants and bars in Carnaby are generous enough to offer plenty of tempting deals. Tuck in to Taco Tuesdays for only £20pp at Korean Dinner Party or sip away on the happy hour cocktails at Flare and Señor Ceviche and many more here.
Summer Fashion Staples
Now you’ve decided where you’re heading for brunch, it’s time to shop ‘til you drop. Refresh your wardrobe with the coolest summer staples at the most exciting fashion district in the West End.
Top Fashion Picks
With over 100 brands from all over the globe including GANNI, Ray-Ban and IKKS Paris alongside creative independent concepts such as Astrid & Miyu, Lazy Oaf and American Classics, there's no better place to head for a shopping spree. From fashion and beauty emporiums to grooming salons and bespoke jewellery specialists, Carnaby will ensure everyone is spoilt for choice.
Don’t miss out on our Summer Fashion Edit. It will give you show-stopping outfit inspo to take you from brunch dates to shopping trips and drinks nights.
New Retail Openings
Carnaby always stays on top of the latest trends and welcomes talented designers as well as world-renowned brands to the area. Be in the know about fresh faces here, including the firm favourites Gilly Hicks, Nicce and TOAST.
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