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5 of the most famous streets in London

The streets of London are simply magical. As one of the most multicultural cities in the world, you’ll find a fusion of vibrant culture and gothic majesty that creates a city like no other. 

In the enchanting metropolis that is London, you’ll find streets laced with well-known buildings and landmarks, echoing stories of the past. If you’re visiting the capital, be sure to head to the five most famous streets and locations in London. 

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1. Downing Street  

One of the most famous streets not only in London but the world is Downing Street. Home to the famous Number 10, on this street you’ll find the official address for prime ministers since 1735. Within the walls of Number 10, famous political icons such as Winston Churchill have ruled the country. 

However, if you want to get close to the famous black door, you may be disappointed as the street is gated off to the public. However, you can still snap a photo if you get there early enough! 

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2. Baker Street 

Named after builder William Baker, Baker Street has been around since the 18th century. In the City of Westminster, this affluent street shot to fame following the popular Sherlock Holmes series. Although you won’t bump into Sherlock Holmes (or Benedict Cumberbatch!) on Baker Street today, you will have the opportunity to wander around and stop off at pleasant shops and cafes. 

Once you’ve taken in the rich cultural history of this district, why not head to Regent’s Park for a stroll? 

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3. Oxford Street 

Popular with everyone from shopaholics to fashion enthusiasts, Oxford Street is one of the most famous shopping streets in London. Home to pretty much every store you can imagine, Oxford Street is the place to be when it comes to retail. Stocking the ordinary and the extraordinary, you’ll find everything from Adidas to Gucci on this 1.2-mile stretch. Fill your boots (or maybe buy some new ones!) when visiting one of the most famous shopping streets in London and England. 

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4. Carnaby street 

Ever wondered what London was like in the swinging 60s? Well, head on down to Carnaby Street. A place famous for attracting party people during the summer of love, this wonderful street was coined as the beating heart of London’s fashion scene.

Although you won’t find as many flared jeans-clad fashion enthusiasts anymore, you will find a bustling street boasting trendy designers, independent cafés and intimate live performance venues.

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5. Abbey Road 

Potentially the most famous street in London is Abbey Road.

Skyrocketing to fame following the Beatles’ Abbey Road album cover, this iconic street is a must-see in London. 

Legend has it that the Beatles wanted to save money by shooting the album cover outside Abbey Road studio. Whatever their reasoning, why not head down to Abbey Road to snap an Insta-worthy picture? 

Just make sure to stop, look and listen before you cross the famous street, though! 

When you’re next visiting the capital, be sure to tick off all the famous London streets on your list. As well as visiting some of the most iconic landmarks, why not book in some fun excursions too? With Southern offering 2FOR1 on activities all over London, you won’t be stuck for things to do during your visit! 

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