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London's Carnaby Street during the 1960s
London's Carnaby Street during the 1960s
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Carnaby Street

Carnaby Street encompasses 12 pedestrianised shopping streets in London’s Soho district and was at the heart of the Swinging Sixties. The streets were lined with inovative fashion boutiques - including Mary Quant's - and the area garnered a swift reputation for its various underground music clubs.

The street became a popular haunt for the biggest bands of the day including The Beatles, Small Faces and the Rolling Stones, which only served to increase the street’s worldwide reputation as the place to be seen.

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