LDNR Soho Carnaby Sunglasses (Black & Gold Tort)
Perhaps nothing illustrates the new swinging London better than narrow, three-block-long Carnaby Street, which is crammed with a cluster of ‘gear’ boutiques where the girls and boys buy each other clothing.
Throughout the 1970’s and 80’s Carnaby continued to be a real destination for youth subcultures from punks – including The Sex Pistols – to rockers and goths. A late 70’s Mod revival, spearheaded by bands such as The Jam, led by Paul Weller who was a regular ‘face’ on Carnaby Street in his teenage years, also got the area humming once again with the sound of a small army of Lambrettas and Vespas. It’s an energy that’s captured in the very fibre of the area. You can sense it has a past of distinction, and quality shops, pubs and restaurants are now once again back at its heart.
SOHO is an area of the City of Westminster and part of London’s West End. Long established as an entertainment district, for much of the 20th century Soho had a reputation as a base for the sex industry in addition to its night life and as a location for the headquarters of leading film companies. Since the 1980s, the area has undergone considerable transformation. It is now predominantly a fashionable district of upmarket restaurants and media offices, with only a small remnant of sex industry venues.