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A Look at The Most Famous Streets in London

With a rich history and a buzzing cultural life, London has dozens of unique things to do and see tucked away – you just need to know where to look. From exploring ancient temples to wild swimming, these are the best quirky and unusual things to do in London. Discover a quirkier side to the city with unique things to do in London. Marvel at weird attractions, or shop, dine, or stay at unique and quirky spots – perfect for making memories, one-of-a-kind experiences and showing off to your friends back home. Today we going to have a look Famous Streets of London

Top Things you will need for exploring the famous streets of london


  • A camera to capture the spots you’ll be visiting your around London, all my photos are taken with my Fujifilm X-T 4
  • A GoPro HERO 9 for cinematic videos of your travels
  • A powder bank to keep your devices juiced-up, I use this one to charge my phone, GoPro and cameras while traveling
  • A backpackto carry your snacks and a bottle of water
  • A stylish pair of walking shoe to explore in comfort

Oxford Street

This is perhaps one of the most iconic street names in the country, especially amongst shoppers and fashion enthusiasts. Oxford Street is the center of London’s retail scene and is home to a huge list of high-end brands and luxury boutiques. From Gucci to Adidas, you can fill your bags with all kinds of treasures as you stroll down Oxford Street. If you’re planning to treat yourself while at the Montcalm Hotel Chiswell Street, there are fewer places better than Oxford Street.

King’s Road

King’s Road became one of the main London fashion streets, with Mary Quant opening her first boutique in the building now occupied by the Santander Bank. It was one of the birthplaces of the miniskirt, and very much part of Swinging London in the mid to late ‘60s.

It had a strong countercultural emphasis right through until the end of the 1970s. The shop at number 430, World’s End, is still owned by one of the great British designers, Vivienne Westwood.

Abbey Road

This particular street in Central London will be forever remembered thanks to the fab four and their brilliant album. When the Beatles shot the cover for their Abbey Road album, they were simply trying to cut costs by taking the photo outside of the music studio but they set in place a legacy that will last for years to come. Head over to Abbey Road to take a selfie with the road sign or recreate the iconic road crossing photo.

OLD COMPTON STREET

Old Compton Street is a road that runs East-West through Soho in the West End of London. Old Compton Street was home for French Protestant refugees who were given asylum in England in 1681. 

Today the street is lined with bars and restaurants and is a central focal point for London’s LGBTQ community. During Pride Weekend in London, the street is closed and becomes a pedestrian-only zone. It’s also a great area to just hang out and grab drinks at the fabulous bars there.

THE STRAND

The name of the street is from the old English word ‘strond’ which has been known to mean the edge of a river. This was a significant street centuries ago and dates back to Roman times. The Strand is situated along the Thames River and was once the hub of Victorian nightlife. The Strand is now mainly occupied by office buildings and restaurants

Ludgate Hill

It’s a fairly short thoroughfare, and may not be among the best-known London street names. It’s also walkable in less than five minutes. It’s on our list for one reason alone: the awe-inspiring view up the hill towards one of the finest buildings in London, St Paul’s Cathedral. The approach up Ludgate Hill is magnificent, towards the grand west front flanked by twin towers, with the spectacular dome behind.

It’s a great street to walk up, the left / north side offering the better view.  Halfway up, a much smaller church by Sir Christopher Wren, St Martin Ludgate, is well worth a look around. Otherwise, try to bag a seat at the front of a double-decker bus for the grandstand view.

Piccadilly

True, it has Fortnum & Mason, a grand department store dating back to 1707. It is undoubtedly one of the best shops in London, and the Grocer to the Queen, no less.You can also explore the Piccadilly Circus shopping at one end, and browse some of the finest shopping arcades in London.

The Burlington Arcade is full of luxury stores and boutiques. It was opened in 1819, and is still patrolled by watchmen, or beadles, who ensure that appropriate decorum is kept and that visitors do not behave in a raucous and boisterous manner! Piccadilly is also home to Hatchards, the oldest bookshop in the UK, and the flagship Waterstones store. The latter is the UK’s biggest book retailer.

 

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