Swing over to Carnaby Street
In the 1960s, Carnaby Street was where you would find people wearing the latest fashion trends, from mod gear to mini skirts, and spot famous faces such as The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix. This month, Carnaby Street swings again with the Carnaby Style Night (5 May). Join the party as many shops will serve free drinks and have DJs playing. Take advantage of exclusive offers: at Diesel you can customise your denim; in Shinola you can use the in-store illustrator to personalise your journal; and Cheap Monday offers style advice. There are also goodie bags, competitions and discounts at most stores.
S T R The Disney Store A T F O Debenhams R D P The Toy Store L V E C O R H L E H A D P O C S E A L L V T P E House of Fraser N L E D John Lewis S The Body I S H Shop T Clarks H&M River Island Zara Ernest Jones Pandora United Colors of Benetton P R I NCE S ST H Ted Baker A N Karen Millen O Apple Store V E Lacoste R Longchamp HANOVE R ST 7 For All Mankind Michael Kors Breitling Belstaff IWCG ROS SchaffhausenV Boutique E N O R HI LL T Zilli EE STR Fendi N BOURDO Polo Ralph Lauren E RussellPLAC & Bromley TON BRU Tory Burch Temperley London Miu Miu TREET Hermès ON S RUT Michael Kors B E N CHANEL A L Kenzo N O Dior T U N R Boucheron B E W ST B GRAFTON Asprey O N Bulgari D Harry Winston S T Gap River Island
Now 20 years old, Cath Kidston is a British success story offering English heritage designs with a twist. There are 59 stores in the UK and 54 globally in places as far away as Spain, China and Thailand. The King’s Road shop contains fashion, accessories and homewear, as well as lines specifically for children.
Clockwise from top left: Spring at Somerset House; Tom’s Kitchen; Chelsea Flower Shower Planter at the Bulgari Hotel; spring tulip primavera at Club Gascon. Inset: flowers at Tom’s Kitchen