'The Carnaby Street Boutique Map' is just one of several Sixties City articles and pages that examine the birthplace of the 'Swinging Sixties' in London
The map is a stylised representation of the area and is not intended to show the precise relative positioning or sizing of premises.
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The 'Y' shape 'extension' of Great Marlborough Street was originally part of Carnaby Street
leading to some confusion in numbering / address of some premises at certain times.
LIBERTY & CO Department Store - main building built in 1924. It was constructed from the timbers of two ships: HMS Impregnable and HMS Hindustan. The frontage on Great Marlborough Street is the same length as the Hindustan.
26 THE GRAPES public house c.1830 - the building was closed and integrated with Liberty's store in 1968
27-28 LORD JOHN Carnaby Hall (Warren & David Gold)
29 SHAKESPEARE'S HEAD public House first licensed c1743 rebuilt 1927.
Renamed Shakespeare's Head by 1934 (after original landlord John Shakespeare?)
30-31 JAMES GALT toy shop (James Galt) c.1966
"30 and 31 Great Marlborough Street appear to be early eighteenth-century houses,
four storeys high and each four windows wide, No. 31 having a return front of four windows
(one blind) to Foubert's Place. A modern shop fills the ground floor of both houses and the
rest of the exterior has been stuccoed, with joints imitating stonework, the windows being
dressed with moulded architraves. The interiors have been completely modernised".
(formerly Nos. 29 and 28 Great Marlborough Street, previously Nos. 28 and 29 Carnaby Street)
32 All Woollens (?)
34 (number?) VILLAGE GATE (Irvine Sellars)
35 (number / name?) CAFE
36 Mister Carnaby (?)
37-38 Formerly Fanfare & Firkin, The Dog and Trumpet and Marlboro Head public house c.1739
Numbered 38 in 1882. Rebuilt 1886 when it was incorporated with No.37
A small section of Fouberts Place originally extended westwards. The individual shops located here disappeared
during the rebuilding of Regent Street during the 1920's, including a branch of Hamley's.
4 William Earl's Bakery and Tea Room c.1906 shared its premises with a Post Office
8 MILLERS sandwiches c.1969
10 F. WARD c.1969
13 DONIS boutique (Andrew Spyropoulos)
15 I WAS LORD KITCHENER'S VALET (Ian Fisk and John Paul) c.1967
17 FINLAYS tobacconists c.1967
28 This building appears in the Post Office directories 1871-1901 as the Aberdeen Free School
31 The Nag's Head public house c.1830-1910 renamed Diamond Reign in 1896, the year of
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. (listed as 30 Marshall Street in1884)
34 CITY TOTE LTD betting shop c.1962
Unknown number: UNIVERSAL COMMISSIONS betting shop (1960s)
Unknown number (20/22/24): C.G.HONEYWILL leather manufacturers c.1968 (opposite Shakespeare's Head)
Unknown number: VINCE MAN'S SHOP (date?)
1 Not known:
2 Not known:
3 JOHN STEPHEN GIRLS SHOP
4 RAVEL (Raoul Chausseurs of Oxford Street) (Warburton & Son c.1957)
5 JOHN STEPHEN c.1956
6 Not known:
7 Not known: 7/9 were later HENRY MOSS c.1966 then PUSSY GALORE (Henry Moss) 1968 (2nd PIC)
5/6 were later THE VILLAGE STORE (John Stephen) c.1967
5 & 6 were Edwin Crook & Co. c.1957
8 JOHN STEPHEN CUSTOM TAILORING
9 Not known: (8/9 also Don Arden music offices?)
10 MERC (Javid Alavi) 1967 (previously a small shop in Ganton Street)
11 Not known*
12 Not known*
13 Not known* (The Ship public house c.1784-1884)
14 Not known*
15 Not known*
16 Not known*
17 Location not known* Disused electricity premises in 10-16 block?
18 Location not known* Disused electricity premises in 10-16 block?
19 Location not known* DISUSED ELECTRICITY PREMISES in 1967 (in 10-16 block?)
20 Location not known* Disused electricity premises in 10-16 block?
*No's 10-19 were the site of the ELECTRICITY BUILDING (originally the Saint James' and Pall Mall Electric Lighting Company) extending to Marshall Street. Read More From 1827 - 1892 there was a National School on part of this site.
21 RAVEL (Raoul Chausseurs of Oxford Street)
22/22A CRANK'S SALAD TABLE 21st June 1961. It was founded and owned by David and Kay Canter and Daphne Swann, and its flagship restaurant was later (1967-2001) at Marshall Street. London's first truly vegetarian restaurant.
22 KLEPTOMANIA c.1967 (Tommy Roberts and Charlie Simpson)
22A/23 DONIS (Andrew Spyropoulos) c.1957
24 TAKE 6 (Sidney Brent) later CRANK'S SHOP 1969 (The Castle public house c.1824-1895)
25 MATES (Irvine Sellar) CARNABY SIGNS occupied the 1st floor
25A YVON c.1968 (LE PAPILLON c.1968?)
26 RANJIT TRAVELS later CARNABY GIRL c.1968
27 IRVINE SELLARS
LA CARRETA Owned by Paul Inga. A diner's club in Lowndes Court where three girls in topless Grecian-style toga dresses served drinks in the basement area of the three-floor restaurant.
28 TOM CAT (Irvine Sellars) later Fancy That souvenir shop.
28A (number?) LADY JANE'S BIRDCAGE (Harry Fox) previously a TOBACCO KIOSK appended to number 28
29 LADY JANE (Harry Fox and Henry Moss) the first ladies' fashion boutique in the street. Models were instructed
to dress and undress in the windows for the first three days of trading. Previously the site of a local dairy.
30 COMO SNACKS (George Grech) later SIR HARRY (Harry Fox) c.1972
31 Oscar's coffee shop (Oscar Bucchioni) c.1955 became UNIVERSAL COMMISSIONS (pic2) betting shop c.1960
(Emile Gatta and Oscar Bucchioni) later sold to ARISTOS (Ariella) (Achilleas & Aristos Constantinou) c.1971
32 RENE florists
33/34 JOHN STEPHEN department store and SCOTTISH HIGHLAND SHOP and SCOTCH & SODA BAR (date?).
It was transformed from a fitting house during shopping hours to a drinking lounge in the evening.
(previously TOLLANDS (?) a jewellery and fancy goods warehouse)
35 GEAR (Tom Salter) 1964 (2nd PIC)
36/37 MORRELL'S hardware & electricals
38/38A MALE W.1. (John Stephen) c.1965
39 PAUL'S MALE BOUTIQUE (Nathan Spiegal)
40 DETROIT DRY CLEANERY
41 HIS CLOTHES / HER CLOTHES / HIS'N'HERS (John Stephen)
42 BONBONAIRE CAFE / CARNABY CAFE later LADY JANE AGAIN (Harry Fox)
43 LORD JOHN (Warren & David Gold) February 13th 1964 - murals painted 1967
(The Coach and Horses public house c.1787 - 1965)
44 RAVEL (Raoul Chausseurs of Oxford Street) (The Bull's Head public house c.1784-1910)
45 TOPPER / SHOES BY TOPPER (Monty Stewart and Steve Topper)
1st Floor used by Achilleas and Aristos Constantinou c.1965
46 INDERWICK'S tobacconists
46/46A DOMINO MALE and TRECAMP (John Stephen) c.1965
47 PAUL'S MALE BOUTIQUE later POP (date?)
47A variously JOHN STEPHEN CUSTOM BUILT CLOTHES FOR MEN c.1964 THE MOD MALE (John Stephen) previously, later ADAM W.1. (Stanley Adams) and SWEET FANNY ADAMS swimwear c.1968 (Henry Moss) (name?)
48 OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY LTD (date? c.1966)
>>>>>Passage to Kingly Court
49 Entrance: CARNA B HIVE (date?) basement: THE ROARING TWENTIES club (Count Suckle)
50/51 MAN'S SHOP (John Stephen) c.1959 later 'JS' trouser bar (John Stephen)
52 KIDS IN GEAR (Tom Salter) (date?) Carnaby Street (date?) (The Welsh Harp public house c.1838-1938)
51-54 Upper floors: STEPHEN HOUSE John Stephen offices. The building also housed the HENRY MOSS shirt design offices and the DON ARDEN music management offices.
52-55 JOHN STEPHEN TEEN STORE c.1965, HIS'N'HER CLOTHES and THEIR RECORDS (John Stephen)
(53-54 were Joseph Stegmaier's Hungarian Cafe & Restaurant c.1908)
56 Not known:
57 THE DRUG STORE (John Stephen)
1 FOALE & TUFFIN c.1965 later BUTTON QUEEN (Toni Frith) c.1967
5 ARISTOS (later Ariella) (Achilleas & Aristos Constantinou) c.1966
4 FOALE & TUFFIN c.1964
6 CARNABY CAVERN (Danny Benjamin) c.1964 - see separate reminiscences and stories from Danny Benjamin
12 HAT GEAR (men and girls) (c.1967)
10 CRANK'S No.2 c.1966.
12 and 10 Ganton Street formed a three-storey block with 17/17A Newburgh Street
26 PALISADES pop art gear (Pauline Fordham) (c.1965)
Number unknown: MERC (Javid Alavi) c.1966
5 VINCE MAN'S SHOP (Bill Green) later NINA BREDDAN (? date?)
6 GREC (? date?)
14 SOHO FARE cafe (date?)
15 VINCE MAN'S SHOP (Bill Green)
16-17 WHITE HORSE public house c.1718 (listed as 16 West Row in 1839 and 16 West Street
in 1921. Rebuilt 1939
Beak Street first appears by name in the rate books for 1689. The central part of the street, east of King Street on the
north side and Warwick Street on the south, as far as Bridle Lane, formed part of Gelding Close and was called Silver
Street (possibly derived from Golden Square which was itself derived from Gelding Close) until 1883 when all three
sections became known as Beak Street. The eastern end of the street beyond Bridle Lane was also originally called
15 The Grapes public house c.1830-1851, then CUMBERLAND STORES public house 1851-1989 (listed as 27 Silver Street prior to 1883)
17 BARCELONA SPANISH RESTAURANT c.1968
19 TOILET SALOON c.1968
>>>>>Passage to Kingly Court
21 LONSDALE SPORTS c.1968
The Coach and Horses public house c.1839-1915 (listed as 24 Silver Street prior to 1883)
39 The Red Lion' public house c.1839-1910 (listed as 17 Silver Street prior to 1883)
40 The Crown' public house c.1809-1921 (listed as 38 Silver Street prior to 1883).
Mentioned by Charles Dickens in 'Nicholas Nickleby'.
41 SPHINX restaurant and kebab house c.1962
Formerly 16 Silver Street, the Venetian painter Antonio Canaletto lodged here from c.1749 to 1751
49 OLD COFFEE HOUSE public house (formerly Silver Street Coffee House) c.1772.
Rebuilt 1894 (listed as 13 Silver Street prior to 1883)
A large oblong area surrounded by galleried buildings which appears on a 1792 map as a 'Repository for Carriages', replacing the previous 'Nailer's Yard'
4 The Pinstripe Club / The Kingly Club
Unknown number Kingly Court: GOLDEN CHANCE turf accountantsc.1968
Unknown number Kingly Court: THE BEAK CLUB c.1968
1 The Grapes public house c.1830-1851, then CUMBERLAND STORES public house 1851-1989
(listed as 27 Silver Street prior to 1883)
9 BAG O'NAILS night club run by brothers Rik and John Gunnell
10 KLEPTOMANIA (Tommy Roberts and Charlie Simpson)
>>>>>Passage to Kingly Court
14 THE RED LION public house c.1788
18 BLUE POSTS public house, licensed in 1728 as the Two Blue Posts. Blue Posts and Soho on You Tube
The present pub was built in 1892 at a cost of £4,000. Also formerly known as King Charles II. Listed as 18 King Street in 1905. The blue posts were the boundary-markers of Soho Fields, the sixteenth century royal hunting grounds.
29 ADAM W.1. (Stanley Adams) c.1965
30 Formerly Oriental Stores and Tallow Chandlers Arms public house c.1801-1915
34 THE CLACHAN public house c.1750 previously The Bricklayers Arms, renamed in 1887.
Rebuilt in 1898. Listed as 34 King Street prior to 1906. It was once owned by the family-run Liberty department store
and was planned to be used as a warehouse before it was sold off.
38 The Green Dragon public house c.1797-1910, demolished for Liberty's department store
In October 1973 rubberised coloured paving tiles were unveiled on Carnaby Street
as part of Westminster City Council's £60,000 face-lift for the newly-pedestrianised street.
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