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.
Benefit New Store Now Open
Beauty fans make-up haven Benefit Cosmetics have just opened their brand new store at 43 Carnaby Street and it's pinker and better than ever! Head there for all their cult products including Gimmie Brow, They're Real Mascara and the Hoola Bronzer. Plus, get your brows looked after from the experts themselves with a variety of brow treatments available. To celebrate their launch Benefit will be giving out 100 Lucky Gift Cards to the first benebabes in-store on Saturday 25 May from 10am. The cards can hold anything from £5 - £250.
Ben Sherman Had a Makeover
Ben Sherman have officially re-opened their flagship store at 50 Carnaby Street with a brand new look.
To celebrate they will be hosting DJ sets, exhibitions, gigs and drinks in-store throughout the month including a Bands FC Exhibition from Sunday 19th May – 1st May and a Youth Club exhibition from Sunday 2nd June – Saturday 9th June.
Soho Food Feast
Back for it's 9th year, Soho Food Feast takes over St Annes Garden on Wardour Street on 8 and 9 June with a host of taster dishes from local restaurants, children's activities and live music. Head there from 12-6pm to see some of Carnaby's own restaurants including Dirty Bones, Wright Brothers and BAO. The event is in support of Soho Parish Primary. Find out more here.
Tuesday Tunes Evenings at SACRED Cafe
Starting Tuesday 9 April, SACRED Cafe will be kicking off their 'Tuesday Tunes Evenings', a series in collaboration with The Academy of Contemporary Music. From 6:30-9:30pm expect live music from ACM's degree students including Jake Rizzo, Sophia Beeby and Queen Scholarship Award Winner Leoni Jane Kennedy.
13 Ganton Street, London, W1F
Columbia Sportswear Now Open
Trekking all the way from Portland, Columbia Sportswear have now landed in Carnaby to launch their European flagship store. You will find a wide selection of their tested, tough outdoor clothing and footwear collections for Men, Women and Kids as well as exclusive lifestyle products. Come and discover it now, all designed to make you enjoy the outdoors in any weather condition.
39 Carnaby Street, London W1F 7DP
Click & Collect In Carnaby
Do you only ever have 2 minutes for your lunch break? Not to worry, Carnaby restaurants Pastaio, Wright Brothers 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 and The Good Egg pages.
Pillow Heat Collection Of Vintage Vans
Pillow Heat aka Henry Davies, one of the world's leading collectors of vintage Vans shoes and merchandise has launched an exclusive showcase of his unique offering at the Vans Carnaby Street store. Presenting rare and hard-to-find Vans product dating back to the brand's inception, Henry's collection focuses on shoes made before 1998 when production moved away from the USA.
Pillow Heat's carefully curated assortment will be available to purchase in limited numbers at the Carnaby Street store with the wider offering still available to purchase through the Pillow Heat website.
Vans Store, 47 Carnaby Street, W1 9PT
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!