Take a walk on the wild side. This spring, Carnaby’s iconic arch is being transformed into an animal lover’s paradise.
See turtles, polar bears, puffins, elephants and cheetahs take their home on the Carnaby arch, marking the countdown to WWF’s Earth Hour.
Taking place on Saturday 24 March at 8.30pm, Carnaby will be joining the hundreds of millions of people around the world taking part in WWF’s Earth Hour, in switching off lights for 60 minutes to highlight the areas of natural beauty and wildlife that are at risk from the effects of climate change, pollution and overconsumption. For the first time ever, see Carnaby’s lights switch off including the iconic Giant Plug and Bulbs on Ganton Street, in a bid to make our #PromiseForThePlanet.
Join in the fun with candlelit dinners on the night from the likes of Dehesa, Claw, Pastaio and Whyte & Brown, plus glow in the dark cocktails and floating candles from Le Bab and a candlelit evening at Carnaby Zebrano. Enjoy exclusive late-night shopping in The Ragged Priest under torchlight, and enjoy up to 30% off selected items at David Naman. Head to BAO who will be switching their lights off for an hour and for their very cute Panda Dessert exclusively for Earth Hour. Stay tuned for even more events on the night.
Plus, see the restaurants of Carnaby take part in One Planet Plate; an initiative by the Sustainable Restaurant Association to create one special, sustainable dish to help contribute to a better food future for us all.
Head to The Good Egg and try their hummus awarma with fried cauliflower leaves and pickled beetroom stem relish. The whole saddles of rare-breed lamb are sourced from Swaledale. Minimum waste, maximum taste.
Claw are serving up Cured Hampshire Trout, House Ricotta & Winter Tomatoes. Claw deal directly with fishermen to ensure that they receive the very best produce. For this dish, the trout comes from the river test in Hampshire, milk from Surrey and tomatoes from the Isle of Wight.
Why not try Farm Girl's Blue Jack Tacos? They're made with BBQ Jackfruit, a sustainable meat substitute, Blue Corn Tortillas which are locally sourced from a London based company and are made from Mexican masa, which is GMO and gluten-free. This colourful and tasty dish is topped off with spicy guacamole.
The kebab masters Le Bab will be offering their Falafel 'bab for the One Planet Plate initiative. This classic dish is made with a not so classic recipe, using lentils instead of chickpeas for a lighter and fluffier texture. The dish is served with kale leaves which are currently still in season thanks to the cold weather we've been having.
Fancy a no waste smoothie? Island Poké will be making one of their favourites: Zak's zingy pineapple, beetroot and ginger smoothie, which is made from cores of their super sweet pineapples and juice from the beetroot that goes into our vegetarian poké.
Rosa's Thai Cafe are serving up a Butternut Squash Red Curry. The dish is made with locally sourced vegetables, and they have swapped the typically used pumpkin with the widely available butternut squash. After using a homemade curry paste, the sustainable meal is topped off with coriander leaves.