The Christmas shopping and dining experience is one of the most memorable and cherished occasions in the calendar, and this year West End retailers and restaurateurs are coming together as part of #MyWestEnd to orchestrate a series of Traffic Free Saturdays in the lead up to Christmas.
Carnaby, Soho, Covent Garden and Chinatown have largely pedestrianised areas with the new addition of Regent Street which will be pedestrianised from 10am – 9pm on Saturday 5, 12 and 19 December for visitors to shop comfortably and view the world class Christmas installations and festive windows throughout the West End.
This initiative is to encourage visitors back to the beating heart of the capital, known for history, architecture, style, independent shops, exclusive products, iconic flagships and experiences that are only available in London’s West End.
Here is what exciting activity you can expect to see when visiting Carnaby in December:
Wine bar and shop Antidote are re-opening with a new exciting menu featuring delicious sharing boards. Take a look at their website here and be sure to visit their new wine shop.
Abandoned 1940’s themed train station bar Cahoots offer a truly fun experience that will transport you back in time, book here via their website.
It’s taco time! Club Mexicana are throwing open their doors to bring you their delicious vegan tacos but be sure to book in advance on their website and check out their bottomless tacos on Tuesday’s.
Members bar and cocktail lounge Disrepute will be opening their doors again and have an exciting new menu on offer, full of exquisite new cocktails creations. Book in advance here to avoid disappointment.
EL&N cafe have just launched the opening of their new Carnaby café! This cafe is the brand's first leap into digitalisation, with 4K screens located across the store displaying digital menus, Instagram content and video editorials of the brand's most Instagrammable moments.
This is going to be a good one. The masters behind fresh Italian pasta at Pastaio will be back open again with a new and exciting menu. Grab a table here.
After hours of working from home get stretching again at triyoga. Doors will be opening at all of their locations so be sure to grab a mat. Book in for one of their classes here.
On 9 December you can expect to get 20% off of your purchases at RS No.9 when spending £70 or more in store.
This Christmas is all about supporting the independents so why not head to the Newburgh Quarter for a whole street of unique, creative businesses. New kid on the block, Skin Laundry are opening their doors to give your skin that much-needed care and attention with their laser facials.
The perfect place to buy premium sustainable menswear is Wax London, with their beautiful Newburgh Quarter concept store featuring a coffee bar, they are not to be missed on your trip to Carnaby.
While shopping in the area be sure to check out Antidote wine bar's newly opened wine shop. You can pick up a great selection of natural wine, cheeses, charcuterie, bread and much more...
If you are looking for winter alfresco dining then Kingly Court has over 20 restaurants to choose from. With a covered roof and heaters throughout it is the perfect place for a meet up. Inside Kingly Court you will find Shoryu, the legends behind the best ramen in town. Book a table for your bubble here.
Another Kingly Court favourite is Whyte & Brown and they are now are taking bookings. Even better still, on the 6 December they’re hosting a bottomless brunch. Check out how to book your spot here.