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Carnaby Street Tours

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Carnaby Street
An alternative-fashion mecca during the 1960s ‘Swinging London,’ Carnaby Street was once home to iconic boutiques like Mary Quant, frequented by The Who and the Rolling Stones and name-checked in pop hits like The Kinks’ “Dedicated Follower of Fashion.” Today, the famous street remains one of central London’s coolest shopping destinations.

The Basics
Bridging the gap between Oxford Street and Soho, Carnaby Street is a must for shoppers, with over 100 shops and dozens of bars, cafés, and restaurants. Visit as part of a walking or bike tour of central London, hop off to snap a photo by the distinctive yellow arches at either end of the street, and spot the plaques commemorating mod-fashion pioneer John Stephen and The Small Faces (outside No. 1 and No. 52, respectively).

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Most shops along Carnaby Street are open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm, and Sunday from noon until 6pm. 
  • Free Wi-Fi is available at the Kingly Court shopping area. 
  • Carnaby Street is a pedestrianized area, and most shops and restaurants are wheelchair accessible. 

How to Get There
Carnaby Street is located in Soho, central London, within a few minutes’ walking distance of Oxford Street and Regent Street. The closest underground stations are Oxford Circus (Victoria, Bakerloo, and Central lines) and Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines). 

When to Get There
There’s always something going on around Carnaby Street, from live music and street festivals in summer to festive entertainment and light displays over the holidays. Popular events include the Carnaby Style Weekender festival in May, Soho Music Month in June, and Pride in London in June or July. 

Shopping on Carnaby Street
The main reason to visit Carnaby is the shops, and there are plenty to choose from, including many independent fashion, home, and beauty boutiques and British brands like Ben Sherman, Paul Smith, and Lyle & Scott. One highlight is the small shopping arcade of Kingly Court, home to some of London’s most unique young designers, vintage stores, and jewelry boutiques, as well as a cluster of cafés and restaurants. Look out for pop-up shops and street stalls during the summer and Christmas holidays too. 
Address: Carnaby Street, London, United Kingdom, England
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Escape The Airport: See London On Your Layover

Escape The Airport: See London On Your Layover

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Why spend your Heathrow layover stuck in the airport food court when you can explore London’s top attractions? Take a 6-hour private tour of the capital and create a custom itinerary based on the things that interest you. Visit Big Ben, eat traditional fish and chips, stroll through Covent Garden, and more. Whatever you decide, your private guide is with you every step of the way to ensure an authentic English experience.
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  • 6 hours
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$197.15
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$197.15
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Tailored Fun and Private Photo Shoot in London

Tailored Fun and Private Photo Shoot in London

Return from your London vacation with personalized souvenirs following a private photography tour that uses the city’s most iconic monuments as backdrops. Rather than facing the awkward task of asking strangers to take photographs of you, your photographer guide lines up the perfect shots and edits your photographs after the tour. Ideal for first-time visitors, this experience provides an easy way to orient yourself in England’s bustling capital.
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  • 1 hour
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The Beatles Magical History Black Taxi Tour London

The Beatles Magical History Black Taxi Tour London

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Follow in the footsteps of the Fab Four, and discover London’s top Beatles locations, on this bespoke, black-cab tour. Perfect for diehard Beatles fans, this private tour offers a seamless way to visit their former recording studios, performance spaces, and more. Drop by Abbey Road Studios (and pose on the famous crosswalk), see the venue where Beatlemania was born, discover the building where the Beatles played their final rooftop concert, and much more.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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London Christmas Lights & Festive Decorations Private Walking Tour

London Christmas Lights & Festive Decorations Private Walking Tour

Christmas in London has a unique charm all of its own. Anticipation becomes even more palpable as dusk slowly gives way to nightfall. Shoppers begin to gather and carollers fill the air with joyful music as they wish peace and goodwill to all men, women and children, and as you wander through the jolly, colourful streets, your guide will describe the background surrounding some of London's best-known seasonal customs and traditions. Night time is when you will be able to marvel and wonder at the magical Christmas lights illuminating some of the most famous streets and squares in the British capital, such as Oxford Street, Carnaby Street, Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden. The fantastic Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, the last stop on this wonderful tour, is one of the best things to do in London at Christmas. It features a vast selection of festive entertainment and activities. This unforgettable tour is the ideal way to soak up the festive atmosphere and get ready for Christmas!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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London Soho District Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

London Soho District Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

London’s Soho district is the heart of the West End theater district and the city’s main entertainment hub. On this walking tour, explore the maze-like streets with a local guide and visit famous landmarks such as Piccadilly Circus, tuck into traditional dumplings in Chinatown, see legendary venues where artists like Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles played, and hear stories of historic events like the suffrage movement.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Family Photo Shoot in London

Private Family Photo Shoot in London

Explore London’s most scenic corners with your own personal photographer in tow on this private outing. Pick a tour time and a location that work best for you, from Westminster to East London and everything in between. Your photographer will capture posed and candid snaps of you and your group as you explore at your own pace; following the tour, you’ll receive 30 high-quality, edited snaps within a week.
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  • 1 hour
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London Christmas Lights Walking tour for Kids and Families

London Christmas Lights Walking tour for Kids and Families

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Christmas in London has a special charm all of its own. As evening begins to descend a magical transformation occurs while carols fill the air with joyful music, bringing back heart-warming memories. For children, this is a time when excitement begins to build as they anticipate what a visit from Father Christmas may bring, and our local guide, with extensive experience in leading tours for families with kids, knows very well how to keep the young ones entertained as you and your family take in some of London's most beautiful Christmas lights and decorations. After nightfall, you will be able to admire some of London's most famous streets and squares illuminated by magical Christmas lights, including Oxford Street, Carnaby Street, Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, and the amazing Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. As you wander through the colourful streets, your guide will describe the background surrounding some of London's best-known seasonal customs and traditions.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$217.19
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London Soho District Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

London Soho District Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

From Piccadilly Circus to bustling Chinatown, Soho is widely considered to be London’s most colorful and exciting neighborhood—but exploring solo means missing its hidden secrets. On this private sightseeing tour, stroll through the alleys and side streets of Soho as your guide brings the district’s history to life. Explore the seedy side of Soho, and hit must-see sites of interest including Golden Square and Greek Street.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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$88.74
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Trendy Covent Garden and Soho Walk - Private Custom Tour

Trendy Covent Garden and Soho Walk - Private Custom Tour

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Explore two of London’s most vibrant shopping districts (and follow a local to vintage shops and independent boutiques that most tourists miss) on this private tour. Meet your guide in Covent Garden, and wander through the bustling streets along Seven Dials. Next, transfer to dynamic Soho, where you’ll visit department stores, see the elegant sweep of Regent’s Street, and wander down Carnaby Street. This tour is customizable, and the itinerary can be tailored to fit your interests.
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  • 3 hours
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$134.12
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Christmas Lights Bike Tour of London

Christmas Lights Bike Tour of London

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Immerse yourself in the magic of the season with an evening Christmas lights bike tour through London! For a whimsical three hours, pedal past main attractions like Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye bedecked in color and light. Take in the dazzle of Oxford Street blanketed in fairy lights, Covent Garden Christmas Market and Hyde Park Winter Wonderland.  
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  • 3 hours
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A Beatles London taxi tour and sightseeing experience

A Beatles London taxi tour and sightseeing experience

London of the 1960s was electric, exhilarating and era-defining: trust me, I was there! I'd love to share with you the iconic places of that incredible decade, where the Fab Four and other stars lived, hung-out and recorded. This is a complete A-Z of the four mop tops meteoric rise to fame from their arrival in London in 1962 to their last gig as a band on the roof top of their Saville Row headquarters in 1969. During the London black taxi tour we’ll visit the Abbey Road recording studios and of course that famous zebra crossing (crosswalk) which has become a grade II listed site. No two Capital Cabbie tours are ever the same – let me know your interests and I’ll build them into the tour. My goal is to provide you and your group with an unforgettable sightseeing experience. Flexibility really is the name of the game: I will tailor your tour to your time, pace and interests.
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  • 4 hours
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The Beatles London Walking Tour

The Beatles London Walking Tour

Discover more about the world-famous band The Beatles as you walk around London taking in all the sights. Follow our guide to the key locations that shaped the Fab Four’s music, lives, and fame. Get to see where the opening scenes for A Hard Day's Night was filmed where the restaurant featured in Help. The former Apple Shop which had the psychedelic mural painted on the wall the registry office where two of the Beatles were married Visit the apartment by Ringo, John, and Yoko where the infamous Two Virgins picture was taken. We will also see the house where Paul lived with Jane Asher. Where John and Paul wrote I Want To Hold Your Hand. And for our last stop, the world-famous Abbey Road studios and crosswalk
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Christmas Tour

Christmas Tour

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Christmas is especially magical in London, as the city goes all out with decorations and festive extras. But did you know that celebrating Christmas was once illegal in the city? Find out who banned Christmas and who brought the celebration back, then visit some of the best displays in the city like the Oxford Street lights and the ice skating rink at the Natural History Museum.
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  • 3 hours
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Bad boys of Britain

Bad boys of Britain

• Learn which king had six wives • Hear Stories about a 19th-century fashionista who gambled all his money • Discover why George IV asked for brandy on his wedding night • Hear for what Oskar Wilde was imprisoned • Discover what is similar between Mick Jagger and Charles II? (illegitimate children) • How many mistresses had Charles II?
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Christmas Lights in London - Private Night Photography Tour

Christmas Lights in London - Private Night Photography Tour

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Capture magical displays of Christmas lights in London.  Learn how to get the best shots possible of wonderful illuminations which decorate London during the festive period.  This is an exceptional photography learning experience. You are guided and expertly instructed by a professional Fine Art Photographer who has extensive teaching experience We aim to capture as many Christmas lights as possible in Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street, Leicester Square, Soho and Regent Street. This is an amazing visual experience of dazzling light displays at Christmas. Learn about, • Lens selection and focal or zoom length • Using colour and light for creative impact • Composition • Achieving correct exposures • Slow moving night trails • How to capture tack sharp night shots We walk leisurely through the different locations and take our time in framing and composing the best shots possible. Suitable for all skill levels and for all types of digital cameras.
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  • 3 hours
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$260.77
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Christmas Lights Photography Tour in London

Christmas Lights Photography Tour in London

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Explore Christmas Lights Photography in London and capture stunning night photos with your professional photographer guide. In this immensely enjoyable night tour you will be lead to the best locations for Christmas Lights, capture the incredible main displays in Regent Street, Piccadilly and Soho to name a few and a variety of stunning landmarks. Your photographer guide will give you expert advice on using your camera, share creative photography techniques and plenty more. The tour is suitable for all types of digital cameras - DSLRs, Point & Shoot and Smartphones. For smartphones we'll advise you on the best apps for night photography.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Photoshoot with Famous Photographer

Photoshoot with Famous Photographer

Whether you are travelling solo, with your significant other, or with friends/family, it is always hard to get a spontaneous photo to truly capture the moment. Don't leave it up to a stranger on the street, experience London with a famous photographer. Make your vacation photos make you look like a fashion superstar or an avid urban explorer, or a romantic couple on a honeymoon trip. My goal is to make this a memorable experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$108.77
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One Day in London with a Photographer!

One Day in London with a Photographer!

Are you visiting London only for a few days but want to see everything? Then this 1-day (6hrs) tour might be something for you! This is a 1-day photo tour in London and its for everyone! I created this photo tour for travelers (or locals) who want to explore the hidden gems of London as well as the highlights and get some amazing photos during our time together! Starting at London Fields, we’ll make our way around the East End, soaking up the atmosphere, taking in the sights and sounds (including any local photography exhibitions) and capturing the vibe of the area in stills, before finishing at the iconic London Bridge. You’ll experience the street art, architecture and cityscape you’d expect from a London photography workshop, but you’ll also get a taste of what living on the East side of the city feels like. That means discovering the hidden gems, the top local coffee spots and best places for beer and wine (because we both know that photography can be thirsty work).
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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$199.46
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The St James to Mayfair Walk: The Swinging 1660s to the 1960s

The St James to Mayfair Walk: The Swinging 1660s to the 1960s

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A fascinating walk from St James to Carnaby Street. We will start our journey in Green Park and hear why an event here caused an 18th century three hour traffic jam on London Bridge. We will also find out why there are no flowers in Green Park. We will walk past St James Palace, where King Charles spent his last night before his execution. We will visit London's old wine and spirits shop. We will see where Texas fearing an invasion set up a ligation. We will see St James Square, one of London's oldest squares. We will see a number of Gentlemens clubs. And one that still in the 21st century has a No Women policy. We will then visit St James Church and Burlington Arcade. Here we will see the Beadles, the oldest police force in the world. We will hear why whistling is banned, unless you are a certain pop legend! We will visit Savlle Row and hear about Churchill's unpaid tailors bill. We will also see where the Beatles played their final gig on a rooftop in January 1969.
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  • 2 to 30 minutes
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$17.89
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Central London Photography Tour

Central London Photography Tour

I know London like the back of my hand and through my camera I will capture the best of you ! I will show you center London and some secret palces known only by Londoners.
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  • 4 hours
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$280.23
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Sustainable Shopping Tour - Private and Personalised

Sustainable Shopping Tour - Private and Personalised

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Go on a unique shopping experience and explore a different side of London's West End. Open yourself to the possibility of shopping for vegan and organic clothes, accessories and sustainable products. Discover how London is taking the eco-friendly route on this private shopping tour and learn about sustainable practices in design. We will explore the Covent Garden and Soho´s charming hidden gems, passages and boutiques. This is a personalized experience - the route will be designed according to your interests, budget and schedule.
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  • 3 hours
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$130.61
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Private Chinatown to Soho Night Photography Tour

Private Chinatown to Soho Night Photography Tour

From the majestic fountains in Trafalgar Square to the colourful shop fronts in Chinatown and the illuminated streets of Soho this private night tour is an exquisite blend of the traditional and the contemporary. Led by a Professional Fine Art Photographer who guides you to the best viewpoints to capture the best night photographs possible. Learn the secrets of night photography and learn how to photograph at night with ease. Photograph dazzling night trails on London streets. Photograph neon lights at Piccadilly Circus and capture red London buses as they pass by. Create motion blurs and tack sharp shots of iconic London statues and architecture. Walk and photograph the small streets of Soho which burst with colour and fill your night photography with creativity. For the best shots possible please use a tripod. If you are travelling light enquire about tripod hire shortly after booking. Suitable for all skill levels. During summer months explore lowlight and twilight photography
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  • 3 hours
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$223.51
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Beatlemania!

Beatlemania!

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A brand NEW Beatles tour for London with a qualified, award-winning Westminster guide. Small, intimate groups GUARANTEED.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
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$20.39
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London: Street Food Tour in the heart of Soho

London: Street Food Tour in the heart of Soho

If you wish to get in touch with the real London culinary tradition this tour will surely match your expectation. Be welcomed by your guide outside the Piccadilly Circus metro station and explore the surrounding area: visit the colourful M&M’s World, give a look at the famous Apollo Theatre and pass the Chinatown Arch to enter two peculiar neighbourhoods of London: Soho and Chinatown. You will explore the best of the traditional dishes, from the famous fish & chips to the grilled cheese sandwich, passing by bagels, dumplings and more! But don’t forget to save some room for the dessert! Last but not the least, end your tour on Carnaby Street- Take advantage of your local live guide to get useful tips and info to completely enjoy your staying in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. This tour lasts 2.5 hours In case of food allergies and restrictions, please, inform us at time of booking.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$78.87
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