Swinging CarnabyI've just found out through Retro-To-Go that Carnaby Street is having a sixties event - 'Swinging Carnaby'. It's part of the 'Story of London' initiative happening this month, which to be honest, I've only just heard about. I'm thinking of going - if I can scrape enough together for a train fare ;). It will be held on the 13th and 14th June. You can find more information about the event on the Carnaby Street website.
I've been to Carnaby Street a few times now and truth be told, it's not what it used to be - from what I've seen it was at least. In my imagination it looks a lot like this:
Or the Austin Powers opening dance number which always gives me a giggle:
Or that scene in 'Smashing Time' I posted about a while ago - which I STILL haven't seen!
In reality, it's a lot less exciting these days with only a few reminders of it's hey-day. But there are a couple of vintage shops that may hold some treasures.
I found another video of actual footage of Carnaby Street in the 60s.
So what do you think? It's gotta be worth a look, right?