Carnaby Street

In yesterday’s post I was singing the praises of natural-looking Christmas decorations.  But today I’m all in favour of the bright and playful pinks of Carnaby Street.

Carnaby Street party signThis is the view from the north end of the street, near Liberty and Great Marlborough Street.

Carnaby Street lights

It gets dark so early in London in December – official sunset time today will be 3.51pm –  that I really appreciate these bright Soho lights.

Carnaby ball

The party atmosphere in Carnaby Street spreads out into the streets of the Newburgh Quarter, where small Christmas trees light the walls of the shops, restaurants and bars.  Just when I thought the decorations had become much more subtle, I was stopped in my tracks by a giant plug and socket.

Carnaby Street plug

This is actually an artwork that stays in position all year round on the Ganton Street electricity substation, but it has been given an extra sparkle for Christmas.

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9 Comments Add yours

    1. Karolyn Cooper says:

      Thank you Anna. Good luck with your own shiny new blog.

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  1. Dixie Stafford says:

    Karolyn – I loved this post – as I always love my daily reads of your blog!
    You are succinct, witty and add the perfect photos – I never fail to be amused and uplifted! Dixie

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    1. Karolyn Cooper says:

      Thank you, Dixie. On grey days like this we all need something amusing and uplifting. Tomorrow’s post should amuse you too. It might even get you singing…

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  2. Lexa says:

    You have captured the spirit of Carnaby Street perfectly. Great photos.

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    1. Karolyn Cooper says:

      Thank you Rachel. I like the post on your blog about the wall of lights at the Stella McCartney shop in Mayfair.

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  3. Bling alert! But beautiful, yes. 🙂

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  4. adspark says:

    Wow a 3:51p sundown; so early! But a great excuse to put out the sparkly lights!

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  5. helentowershelentowers says:

    Love, love love these lights – mayb my fav so far!

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