Exploring London? With 100 shops and over 60 bars and restaurants, Carnaby is one of London's top shopping and dining districts. Here is our guide on the things to do around the 14 vibrant streets of Carnaby right now.
Forever Young: 150 Years of Youth Clubs
Dive into the history of Westminster's youth clubs which have nurtured the vibrant heart of youth culture for 150 years. From 9 - 22 August visit the 'Forever Young: 150 Years of Youth Clubs' exhibition created in collaboration between Young Westminster Foundation and Positive View Foundation. The exhibition includes a 'memory wall' which welcomes visitors to share their own youth club experiences to celebrate how organisations have helped nurture Wesminster's young people and support community development across the capital. The space also includes a physical installation which recreates the feel of a youth club where films from local youth charities will be screened.
3 Carnaby Street, Soho, London W1F 9PB
9 - 22 August
Columbia Carnaby Summer Run
Join a 6k run from the Columbia Carnaby Street Store to Regent's Park and back on Wednesday 14 August | 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Leading the run is Columbia ambassador and world-class ultra runner Eoin Keith. Eoin will also take part in a Q&A, so get your questions at the ready. Joining Eoin is the inspirational fitness blogger Flora Beverley, perhaps better known by her social media handle @foodfitnessflora.
Open to the general public, this fun and inclusive event welcomes seasoned runners and beginners alike (18+), so sign up today and start your summer on the right foot.
For more information and to sign-up see here.
Ocean Mural Art in Carnaby
Our famous art wall on Little Marlborough Street (alongside Pret A Manger) is back again and this time we have partnered with Ocean Conservation Organisation Project 0 to feature the ocean and its wonderful creatures in it thanks to artist James at Choots Art. James has been painting walls around the world and is heavily influenced by Japanese and American pop art, nature and film. Follow James @jameschuter for more of his work.
Click & Collect In Carnaby
Do you only ever have 2 minutes for your lunch break? Not to worry, Carnaby restaurants Pastaio, Wright Brothers, Whyte & Brown and The Good Egg are now offering Click & Collect. Order your favourite pasta dish, a satisfying chicken burger or a tasty Shakshuka to collect fresh and take straight to your desk. Order via their click & collect sites that you can find on the Pastaio, Wright Brothers, Whyte & Brown and The Good Egg pages.
Tenison Court Light Installation
Carnaby is about to get even more colourful with the new Tension Court Light Installation. Walk down the white light filled street to see your shadow split into a rainbow of colours. The magic happens through a projection of primary colour lights which produces secondary coloured shadows where the two primary colours overlap. The combination of all three primary colours in equal intensities makes the light white.
You will find Tension Court in the street that connects Kingly Street to Regent Street opposite Kingly Court. We can’t wait to see what photos you all come up with so make sure to tag @CarnabyLondon to join the conversation!