Carnaby Street, 1968, in colour

These photographs Carnaby Street, London were taken by Arby Reed in 1968. The girl looking into the gleaming Roller shows us that this was before Carnaby Street was pedestrianised.


Thank you to Martin Devlin.

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9 comments to Carnaby Street, 1968, in colour

  • Pete Knight

    Was that colourfully decorated brickwork the Beatles’ Apple building?

  • Nigel Reigate

    Yes, Pete it is.

  • southcott

    Are you sure?

    I thought the Apple building was in Baker Street.

  • Davecat

    Lovely scooters in the last photo!

  • Dodo

    Oh, picture #1! I want her shoes. And I demand a return to the insouciant foulard for gentlemen.

  • Fishislandskin

    The brightly coloured building is the Lord John Shop on Carnaby street and is definatly not the Beatles Apple Boutique which was located at 94 Baker Street, I worked in Carnaby Street from 1966 to 1967 and also worked in the Apple shop prior to it closing down.

  • Sarah

    I’m researching Carnaby street for a novel, can anyone help? A shopkeeper who still works in one of the little shops in Ganton Street said it used to be paved in orange? I want to site a bookshop as near as possible, but I get the feeling that within the Carnaby street area wouldn’t work as it was all clothes. Would it feel wrong to read about one there, or where would have been a good site close too?

  • Steve Gershinson

    The Apple shop which was owned by the Beatles was in Baker street and run by a Sweedish couple who designed the clothes. The Apple Corp. offices were in Saville Row.

  • Mike

    The Beatles shop was in Baker Street, at the corner with Paddington Steet, where I worked in 1966. In Paddington Street, that is, not in the shop!

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