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by Sandra Lawson (subscribe)
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Have Fun, Shop, Eat, Drink and Save Money in Carnaby Street
In the 1960s Carnaby Street was synonymous with Swinging London. The Mods who flocked there back then may now be drawing their old age pensions, but the street continues to rock. The Rolling Stones have just celebrated 50 years in the rock business and the Street is celebrating their Golden Jubilee by suspending gigantic 3D spheres containing gold and silver vinyl records decorated with their album covers.

Carnaby Street
Carnaby Street (Logo Courtesy of

To get shoppers into the festive spirit and to encourage Londoners to spend money, Carnaby Street will be hosting a huge shopping party on 22 November. The Rolling Stones themed Christmas decorations are now up, and many of the shops will be offering special promotions, competitions and discounts. To further the Stones theme, there is a pop up shop, named GRRR! after their new album. Other events for the evening will include a free Illamasqua rock chick makeover,

Illamasqua (Picture Courtesy of

free make up sessions at Gola Classics, and necklace and charm bracelet styling at Joy Everley Fine Jewellers.

If all the shopping makes you hungry and thirsty Ginger and White will be serving slow roasted pork sandwiches, washed down with mulled spiced apple juice, Hi Panda will be offering chocolate fondue, Lazy Oaf and Onitsuka Tiger will help to quench your thirst with Rekordelig cider and beer. You will also have an opportunity to learn more about making coffee at the Speakeasy Espresso Bar or to watch food demonstrations at Sutra Kitchen.

Carnaby (Logo Courtesy of

More than 100 shops, restaurants and bars in and around Carnaby Street will be offering 20% discount on purchases. You will have to register for your free ticket on the website and then just turn up and enjoy yourself. 'You gotta move' so 'Come on' down to Carnaby Street and get some 'Satisfaction' on 22 November.

The Rolling Stones 50 Years
The Rolling Stones 50 Years (Picture Courtesy of

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Why? To enjoy yourself in an iconic area that has been swinging for more than 50 years.
When: 22 November 2013 between 5pm and 9pm
Where: Carnaby Street and surrounding streets
Cost: Free to go
Your Comment
Many moons ago I used to work near Carnaby Street for a publishing company, but because it was in the 80s, long past the exciting 60s, I don't remember anything as exciting as this! Looks brilliant.
by Sally Writes (score: 2|539) 3023 days ago
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