Carnaby Bigs Up 'Swinging Sixties' Anniversary

By Lindsey Last edited 108 months ago
Carnaby Bigs Up 'Swinging Sixties' Anniversary

Carnaby Street continues to milk its swinging sixties notoriety this spring, celebrating 50 years since 1960 with Great British bunting and a special exhibition chronicling the rise, fall and resurgence of the classic shopping street over the last 5 decades.

The free exhibition is open now at 38 Carnaby Street. Whilst it majors on the tourist friendly, sexy and shoppingy themes of rock 'n' roll and fashion, a central timeline tells the story from a full 500 years ago when the area was a green field site with a well and a scarecrow before going gaga over the Beatles and mini skirts. Sounds worth a drop-in if you're taking advantage of this beautiful sunshine to do a spot of shopping or promenade the length of the legendary street at lunchtime.

Last Updated 15 March 2010