Carnaby Street London W1
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27 March 2007
In the 16th Century Carnaby Street was just fields which were popular for hunting. The huntsmen's cry of Soho eventually provided the name for the whole area.
Carnaby Street London W1 takes its name from Karnaby House, a large building on the east side of the street, erected in 1683 by Richard Tyler.
The remainder of Carnaby street was built in 1686 and first appeared in the rate books in 1687.
Carnaby Street came to fame during the 1960s Swinging London and many big names of the times, Lord John, John Steven's are now a distant memory.
Today Carnaby street contains a great collection of 30 flagship stores from the World’s top brands and host the only stores in the country for Puma, Ben Sherman, Lee and Vans, and more top exclusive, designer stores, like Levi’s and Diesel on Newburgh Street and the individual boutiques in Kingly Court. Carnaby Street.
The height of fashion and quality, Ben Sherman shirts which I purchased in the 1960's are still as good as new. Sometimes you do get what you pay for.
London welcomes everyone and the West End is one of the most friendliest places in the world. An enormous mixture of every type of culture is waiting to welcome you.
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