20 Famous Streets in London You Need To Visit In 2020
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Oxford Street, Abbey Road, Carnaby Street, Baker Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Downing Street, Portobello Road, King's Road, Piccadilly, Brick Lane, Bond Street, Columbia Road, Jermyn Street, Knightsbridge and Pall Mall.

Every alley in London has a story to tell and an experience to offer. The fascinating famous streets in London are indeed full of life, colour and interesting things that are worth checking out. Be it the bustling shoppings streets lined with expensive stores or the iconic zebra-crossing at Abbey, where people go to relive the memory of the British boy-band the Beatles who shot their album here. 

Also being a diverse city, London has streets that have amazing multi-cultural eateries that you can try out. The city’s culture can further be experienced at Brick Lane and Old Compton Street’s art which expresses the quirky side out. Other beautiful Streets in London worth visiting are Oxford Street, Piccadilly Street, Brick Road and Carnaby Street that are the classic display of ‘life in London’.

Here are some of the most famous streets in London:

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Oxford Street

Oxford Street
Oxford is the busiest, crowd-pleasing street of London. The street is well connected to Marble Arch and Bond street tube stations. This shoppers paradise has more than 400 stores lined up, from budget friendly complexes to high-end brands. You can go on an unstoppable shopping spree with Marks and Spencers, H&M, Dior, Nike, and many other brands from across the world.

While you are at it, Disney lovers and Potter heads can get their bags heavy at the Oxford street with goodies dedicated to their favourite characters. However, this famous street of London has more to offer than just shopping, the stunning instagrammable cafes and catchy pubs will further tempt you.

Location: Oxford Street, London

Highlights: Shopping, cafes and pubs
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Abbey Road

Abbey Road
Well-known as the iconic Beatles Zebra crossing and for the Abbey music studios, this street is a popular spot for Rock Band lovers. The Band Beatles filmed their album walking across the zebra crossing, making it a style statement.

Music lovers stop by Abbey Road zebra crossing to capture a similar picture like the Beatles. The Abbey music studio too is an important place on the street as it is a dream for artists across the world to record a label in the very place.      
  
Location: St. John's Wood, London

Highlights: The Beatles Zebra crossing
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Carnaby Street

Carnaby Street
A full of life fashion street of Soho, London. Carnaby Street houses some of the top brands to shop from. Some homegrown as well as international brands are here. Walking around here is more like attending a carnival; the colourful boards, the pretty cafes, the fancy street lights, the lit street chandeliers and the busy fashionable people flaunting their trendy attires make this a very famous street of London.

The picturesque street is like one from the movies. Carnaby Street usually has offline store events and also, pubs and cafes to entertain you. You can also take a break from the hustle and groom yourself with some luxurious spa day or go on a cosmetic spree at Carnaby Street. 

Location: Near Oxford Street, Soho, London

Highlights: Insta worthy street and cafes
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Baker Street

Baker Street
Located in the city of Westminster, this is the street of the classics. To begin with, the street gets its name from William Baker, who laid the first stone for the street. However, over time this London street has become famous as the residence of the fictional character of Sherlock Holmes, who resided in 221B Bakers Street.

Along with that, the first wax museum too was opened at Baker’s street in 1835. Visit this beautiful street of London to capture some retro images. It is a fun street walking down in the historic yet cool street. Also, pay a visit to the Sherlock Holmes museum. 

Location: Baker Street, Westminster, London 

Highlights: Sherlock Holmes Museum
05

Shaftesbury Avenue

Shaftesbury Avenue
Named after the seventh Earl of Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper, Shaftesbury Avenue was a major street that drew boundaries to significant areas of Piccadilly St, Oxford St and Cambridge St. Started as a slum clearance project, the street gained attention because of the number of theatres and cinemas that flourished here.

A vast Palace Theatre along with other smaller theatres named Apollo, Queens and so on are worth a visit during your trip.

Location: Shaftesbury Avenue, West End, London

Highlights: The Palace Theatre
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Downing Street

Downing Street
This road is closed to the general public due to the politician population in the vicinity. This is the official residential area of the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The Prime Minister lives in 10 Downing street while the official Exchequer in 11 Downing Street. People only with secure permitted passes have access to Downing Street. Due to security purposes this street has restricted access.

Location: Downing St, Westminster, London

Hightlight’s: Prime Minister’s residence
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Portobello Road

Portobello Road
The hustle street, Portobello Road is a street market in London. Saturday is the main functional day of the street market when all the stores are open and the Portobello road is packed with people. Stores of antique, handicrafts, clothing, vegetable market, accessories, bric-a-brac and more are stalled.

A few live performance artists too are found performing on the streets to entertain the public. Therefore, this is one fine street to hustle and bargain to buy some of the fine British products. 

Location: Notting Hill District, Portobello Road, London

Hightlight’s: Portobello Road market
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King's Road

King's Road
As the name goes, King’s Road was a private Road for King Charles II till about 1830. The interesting piece of information of King’s Road however is how this Street played a prominent part in influencing culture. People flaunted their fashion of Mod culture and Counterculture on King’s Road.

You see the trace of trend even today as this is one of the top fashion streets of London. High street British fashion clothing, shoes and accessories are easily available here for purchase or for a simple glance. 

Location: King’s Road, Chelsea, London

Hightlight’s: King’s private street tour
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Piccadilly

Piccadilly
From having a spot on the British Monopoly board game to being the premise of the popular video game, Call of Duty, Piccadilly has its image set in the heads of youngsters. This famous street of London extends from Hyde Park corner, in the west of London to the Piccadilly Circus Junction.

Uber famous for the Piccadilly Circus, the junction connects Piccadilly St with the Regent shopping street. This beautiful street of London has a dramatically lit junction with video streaming screens all around. It also has a number of theatres and a harry potter gallery you can visit. 

Highlights: Piccadilly Circus
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Brick Lane

Brick Lane
Brick lane is a dreamlane for any blogger, model, photographer or an instagrammer, basically anyone who wishes to have the perfect picture. This street of London is famous for its vibrant street art. Also, Brick lane’s street art changes so often that every visit you make you can have  a fresh portrait of yourself with a beautiful or flashy background.

Located in between Swanfield Street and Osborn Street, it is also famous for its South-Asian mix of culture. It is also a famous street in London for vintage shops, book stores and the street shopping centers that will tempt you for a buy.

You also have a couple of eateries at the street that will take you down the memory lane. You can enjoy some street foods here or can visit the Cereal Killer Cafe, for some delicious gourmet pampering. 

Highlights: Picturesque creative street art
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Bond Street

Bond Street
The north of Oxford Street leads to Bond Street. A classic neighbourhood yet the perfect ‘shop till you drop’ kind of a street in London. Bond street has been the elite shoppers' stop since the 1700’s. If you are a sucker for high end fashion brands, a visit to this Street is a must.

It houses stores of Asprey, Bulgari, Burberry, Chanel, Cartier, Dolce Gabbana, Hermès, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry, Ralph Lauren and Tiffany & Co and more. 

Location: Bond Street, London

Highlights: Branded fashion complexes
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Columbia Road

Columbia Road
To gather some of the most exclusive flora, head to Columbia road on a Sunday. Located in Bethnal Green, this street has a floral street market with singing birds to purchase as a pet, antique items, gardening essentials and more. You can shop adorable garden accessories and outdoor souvenirs for home from Columbia Road.

Location: Columbia Road, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, Greater London

Highlights: Flower markets
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Jermyn Street

Jermyn Street
London is indeed an overall fashion continent and Jermyn Street is a one-way street to men’s fashion trend. It is a famous fashion street of London specialising in high-end British craftsmanship for men. Suits with sophisticated British styling, rich design and intricate artistry can be shopped here.

Jermyn Street was planned and designed on demand of Henry Jermyn, the Earl of St. Albans. Hence, is named after him. This high fashion street is one of the iconic and famous streets in London. 

Location: Jermyn Street, St James, London   

Highlights: Men couture and shopping complexes
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Knightsbridge

Knightsbridge
London is indeed the instagrammers town. Knightsbridge is yet another famous street of London bordering Hyde Park. Housing some gorgeous cafes and profligate mansions with bright doors and windows, it is indeed one of the beautiful streets in London.

Knightsbridge is also a meeting spot for high-profile tourists. Some places you should go to in Knightsbridge street are the retro circus, the populous departmental store Harrods, and the Victorian museum to learn more about the Monarchy. This beautiful street in London is dreamy and apt for a long walk watching beautiful house gardens and the Italian-British style of architecture. 

Location: Knightsbridge, Westminster, London

Highlights: Posh neighbourhood and stunning cafes
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Pall Mall

Pall Mall
Pall Mall is an elegant street connecting St.James’s Street and Trafalgar Square to Central London. Walking with the historic events of London, Pall Mall was named after the game Pall Mall played during the 17th century on the street.

This famous street in London eventually became the spot for the Gentleman’s club, and later housed war offices in the 19th century. Pall Mall is a famous street in London among the men to polish their fashion or to shop for shoes. 

Location: Westminster, London

Highlights: Gentleman’s club
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Regent Street

Regent Street
Named after the Prince Regent, George, Regent Street was one of the early laid out streets of London. The street was refurbished and developed, keeping the All Souls Church intact. Many flagship retail stores like Liberty, Apple, Hamleys, Ferrari and more have showrooms here.

Interestingly, Regent Street also stages events for its audience every once in a while. Car races, concerts, Fashion walks and so on are performed on the street, making it very exciting crowd pullers and a fun to watch sight. Regent street is one of the beautiful streets in London you should go to to witness an area renovation. 

Location: Regent Street, London

Highlights: Retail stores
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Savile Row

Savile Row
The tailor’s street, a famous street in London in the Mayfair area. Savile Row, has been occupied by makers of the mens clothing since the 17th century. The street has housed some of the iconic craftsmen such as Henry Poole, the creator of the tuxedo.

Hence, it can clearly classify as one of the posh grooming centres for men. This is the place to go to for your big day buy. Men interested in fashion must visit to try on a perfect fitting suit in Savile Row.  

Location: Savile Row, Mayfair, London

Highlights: Men’s fashion
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The Strand

The Strand
One of the beautiful streets in the heart of London, Strand is a popular vicinity known for his aristocratic history. St Mary Le Strand and St. Clement Danes are two popular churches you can visit here along with the river Thames flowing at the North side of the Strand Street.

The street holds a sophisticated reputation in London as several popular Poets, Writers, Philosophers etc have also once resided here, some of them being Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Virginia Woolf and so on. The Strand is one of the beautiful streets in London with tall dated mansions and heritage buildings.

Visit some of the palaces, monuments and cafes at Strand. Many notable Singers, Writers have mentioned Strand Street in their work which is a great reason to explore the area, sip a coffee in the Neighbourhood while enjoying the view of the holy river. 

Location: Strand, London

Heightlight: Churches and old mansions
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Fleet Street

Fleet Street
Fleet Street is one of the touristy spots of London. Numerous statues, monuments and historic buildings are situated here. Including the famous Victorian Statue and Dragon statue that are a sight of glory and valor. Fleet Street became one of the famous streets in London when effuencial printing presses and publishing houses established here, making it the center of information in the country.

Eminent lexicographer Samuel Johnson and cartographer John Senex have also resided here. Hence, you will find a number of classic printing shops, book stores and monuments in the vicinity.

Location: Fleet Street, London 

Highlights: Dragon Statue and Victorian Statue
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Old Compton Street

Old Compton Street
The Old Compton Street is one of the famous streets in London located in Soho, it is a full of life place to be in. It is a street where people enjoy being themselves, Old Compton Street is where subcultures are celebrated, from gay pubs to rock band clubs - it is all right here.

Have a karaoke battle or get a tattoo in this beautiful street in London. The eccentric vibe of the street gets you grooving. From chic fashionable clothing to quirky essentials, you can find it all here. Shop, party and have fun at this lively street of London.  

Location: Old Compton St, Soho, London

Highlights: Pubs and clubs
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  1. What are the famous streets in London to visit with friends?

    1. Abbey Road- It is famous for the Beatles zebra crossing and is a paradise for music lovers. It features Abbey music studio which is one of the most popular studios and a dream of every musician to get recorded in this place. 

    2. Baker Street- Apart from it being a residing place of the popular yet fictional character, Sherlock Holmes, this street is also famous for the wax museum and the retro vibes that it gives away.

    3. Downing Street- It is one of the most popular but restricted streets in London since the Prime Minister resides in 10 Downing Street. Tourists need to have a travel pass to pay a visit to this street.

    4. Piccadilly- This street is a haven for games and Harry Potter fans. With numerous games like British Monopoly board game to call of duty, the street has it all. Also, it has a spectacular Harry Potter gallery to visit and many theaters to keep you entertained.


  2. Why is Piccadilly Circus famous?

    The advertising video boards and Eros statue are popular at the Piccadilly Circus. The Circus has a dramatic movie-like vibe because of the vibrant streaming ads and billboards around, making it one of the famous streets in London.
  3. What are the famous streets in London for shopping?

    1. Oxford Street- Oxford is London's busiest street and is a heaven for shoppers. From Dior to Nike to H&M, you will find every top-notch brand as the street has somewhat 400 stores. You can also look out for Harry Potter and Disney goodies if you are a fan.

    2. Portobello Road- Portobello has any shops of Antique, handicrafts, clothing, food furniture, and is an amazing place to get all the British goods. There are also several live performances happening on the streets to keep the crowd entertained. 

    3. Brick Lane- Apart from this street being the most picture-perfect location among the influencers and Instagrammers, the street is also known for its antique shops, bookshops, and street shopping centers that will inspire you to shop till you drop.

    4. Jermyn Street- Jermyn Street is a one-way street and also a one-stop-shop for men’s fashion wear. It is a popular London fashion street that specializes in high-end British men's craftsmen. Here you can go shopping for suits with amazing British styling, rich design, and detailed art.
  4. What street in London is famous for shopping?

    Oxford Street is the most popular for shopping in London. It is one of the beautiful streets in London you must go to.
  5. What is the most expensive street in London?

    Kensington Palace Gardens, known as the “Billionaires' Boulevard,” is the most expensive street in London.
  6. What is the oldest street in London?

    There isn’t one that can be pin-pointed, but a number of Streets dating from back in the 1300’s still stand strong in London. These beautiful streets in London are a symbol of British history. Some of the locations are St Olave Hart Street, Fleet Street, Strands and many more.
  7. How many streets are there in London?

    London which measures about 1,579 square kilometres has over 60,000 streets. Within every 6 mile radius, the City of London disperses into a number of smaller and wider streets. Oxford street is said to be the busiest and the most famous street of London.
  8. Which street food is famous in london?

    London is every foodies gastronomy paradise. Some of the famous streets in London for food are Borough Market, Camden Market, Maltby Street Market and more. They serve food that can tempt any palate, the street food here is to jump for. Here is a listing of the must try dishes on the streets of London: You just can’t miss the Cheese, stalls on streets in Borough serve some of the mouth melting delicious Cheese in London to oomph on. Chocolate Strawberry waffles, Peanut butter donuts to pamper your sweet tooth, and a number of fries, burrito, wraps, dumpling options to enjoy some spices.