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21 Famous Streets In London You Have To Visit

One of the great things about exploring London is that you can feel the vibrant energy and history of the city just by standing in the streets. Incredibly influential people have lived in the city, making the streets where they resided popular attractions for tourists visiting London

Even some of the world’s most famous events have taken place on London’s busy streets. Here are some of the most famous streets in London for you to explore and keep an eye out for when you’re next in the city. 


Oxford Street

Oxford Street is famous for housing top designer shops and big names in couture. It’s certainly the ideal place for the affluent shopper to spend some time. At Christmas time, Oxford Street comes to life with some of the most stunning shop window displays, and street lights that are nothing short of extraordinary.


Regent Street

Another shopping hub in London, Regent Street is famous for huge shops, department stores, and magnificent retail displays. As one of the famous roads that leads onto Piccadilly Circus, you’ll be engulfed by the hustle and bustle of city life when you decide to take a stroll down this famous London Street. 


Brick Lane 

On the East side of the city, Brick Lane is a wonderful road to explore if you are keen on the food scene London has to offer. Although the name “Brick Lane” was initially given to the street because of the brick kilns it used to house, it has developed into an exciting area to experience great Artisan food. 


Downing Street

Perhaps one of the most famous streets in the city, known for being the residence of the British Prime Minister, Downing Street is a must-visit. Although largely inaccessible to the public, it’s worth popping past to see if you can spot any familiar political faces. 


Pall Mall

Pall Mall is one of the main roads that leads off the famous Trafalgar Square. The Street is best known for its history of housing gentlemen’s clubs and exclusive establishments for the upper echelons of London society. Also along Pall Mall is St James’s Square and various art galleries. 


Bond Street

Bond Street is another popular shopping hub in London and is one of the best places to go for designer brands and fine jewellery. The road is always busy with shoppers and art enthusiasts who want to view the latest and greatest at the famous art galleries lining the street too.



Picadilly is perfect for taking a stroll between some of London's top attractions. Piccadilly takes you from Hyde Park Corner to Piccadilly Circus, where you can see the area famous for giant neon adverts, London’s Hard Rock Cafe, and other famous shops, bars, and restaurants. 


Abbey Road

If you’re a fan of the Beatles then Abbey Road is certainly one of the famous streets in London you have to visit. Made especially famous by the band’s iconic album cover, Abbey Road has become a popular photo op spot for anyone who wants to mimic the same photo. 


Carnaby Street 

Carnaby Street is a pedestrian area of Soho, and houses loads of restaurants, bars and charming shops. It’s the perfect place to go if you fancy alfresco dining and also puts on some of the most stunning light displays for various occasions throughout the year. 


Baker Street 

Everyone knows Baker Street as home to the famous British detective, Sherlock Holmes. The tube station on Baker Street is one of the oldest in the London Underground, evident in its architecture. Baker Street got its name from the street’s original designer, William Baker, who built the road in the 18th century. 


Seven Dials 

Another pedestrian area of Soho you simply have to visit is the Seven Dials. Close to Covent Garden, the Seven Dials is home to a wonderful market, loads of independent stores, and restaurants. The main street is Earlham Street, although the whole area is equally as enchanting.


Portobello Road

Portobello Road is the street famous for the pastel-coloured houses in Notting Hill, as well as many of the attractions that make Notting Hill so special. Visitors can enjoy the famous Portobello Road Market on the weekends as well as fantastic bars and shops.


The Strand

If you’re a theatre lover then you have to pay a visit to the Strand. This London street is home to famous theatres, including the Lyceum Theatre, The Novello, Adelphi, Savoy, and the Strand Theatre. It’s the ultimate hub for all the shows gracing the West End. 


Savile Row

For those gentlemen who want to treat themselves while in London, then a trip to Savile Row is perfect. The street is famous for some of the highest-quality tailors the city has to offer. These professionals know what they’re doing and will make sure you walk out of their stores in style. 


Fleet Street 

The London news and media are famous for breeding some of the top journalists and reporters in the world. Much of the media’s history in London took place on Fleet Street, which is where notable events such as the initiation of printing and publishing took place at the start of the 16th century. 


Brompton Rd

Knightsbridge is one of London's most famous retail streets, as it is home to none other than the luxury department store, Harrods. The more affluent shopper will love exploring this incredible street and certainly won’t be able to resist a visit to this wonderful hub of luxury. 


Camden High Street 

If you want to experience something different, you must explore Camden High Street. This famous street in Camden, London, is famous for incredible murals and shop fronts, each designed to seemingly outdo the neighbouring shops. Shoppers can look for products from brands like Vans, Converse and Ray-Ban. 


The Mall

You’ve probably seen The Mall appear in the news whenever a significant Royal procession makes its way to Buckingham Palace. The Mall is a 930-metre stretch of avenue that extends from Admiralty Arch to the majestic gates of Buckingham Palace. It’s the perfect addition to a walking tour through Trafalgar Square and down towards the London landmark. 


South Bank River Thames Path

The South Bank is perfect for those exploring the city on foot, as it connects you to some of the best places in the city. You can walk from Tower Bridge, right up to Waterloo, and even continue to Westminster Bridge. It’s a great way to see some of the main sites of London. 


Columbia Road

Columbia Road has long been a place for flower sellers, especially during Victorian times. The flower market remains one of the top attractions of this famous street. Located in Bethnal Green, the street is also home to many Victorian shops and has a rich history of vendors selling everything from food to wares and, of course, flowers. 


Leicester Square

Although not strictly a street, Leicester Square is an entirely pedestrian area of London just off Piccadilly Circus. The main walkway is packed with street performers, casinos, cinemas, shops, restaurants, and bars, so you’ll love seeing this exciting side of London when you take a walk through here.


Final thoughts

There are loads of famous streets in London, each with its unique story and role to play in London’s history. The best way to see these streets is on foot, but if you’d rather have a more relaxing tour of London, the open-top buses are a great way to get around and learn a thing or two about the famous city streets. For more exciting places to visit in London, visit LoveToVisit and start planning your epic London adventure.