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.
Jo Wood Stoned Pop Up
To celebrate the highly anticipated launch of Jo Wood’s new book, ‘Jo, Stoned’, you can visit an exclusive ‘Stoned’ pop-up exhibition and shop at 1 Marshall Street.
Offering the ultimate Rolling Stones experience, the free entry exhibition and shop will give a unique window into the world of the iconic band as Jo Wood, the former wife of Rolling Stones legend Ronnie Wood, opens up her private archive of never-before-seen photographs, notes and mementoes from life with The Rolling Stones. Art-lovers can look forward to unseen artwork by Jo Wood as well as personal diary entries and behind the scenes anecdotes; a one-off look at the biggest band in the world.
1 Marshall Street, Carnaby London, W1
Thursday 7 November 2019 – 3 January 2020
Open daily 11am – 7pm
Lady Jane Plaque
A new plaque has been unveiled to celebrate Lady Jane, the first women's boutique to open on Carnaby Street. Renowned as a menswear destination, 1966 saw the iconic Lady Jane boutique open at 29 Carnaby Street. Co-owned by Henry Moss and Harry Fox, the store gave women, and a lot of men too, something to really shout about. Read more about Lady Jane here. Check the plaque now at 29 Carnaby Street.
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!