Just a stone’s throw from Carnaby Street, with its buzzing vibe, shops and restaurants and within walking distance of the theatres and leisure attractions of Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square and the retail playgrounds of Regent Street and Oxford Street, the Shaston Arms provides the perfect watering hole for your visit to London’s West End.
Famous for its history as the centre of the swinging 60s London, Carnaby has reinvented itself throughout the decades, with both the Mods and Punks calling the area home. Today, the 14 streets of Carnaby combine over 100 shops with 60 places to eat and drink.
The area, in the centre of London’s West End, is in an exciting new phase: holding onto its musical heritage, but now resplendent with street style fashion, cult lifestyle brands and exciting places to refuel after all that shopping.
THE LONDON PALLADIUM
The London Palladium is a 2,286-seat Grade II listed West End theatre located on Argyll Street, just a stones through from the Shaston Arms. From the roster of stars that have played there and many televised performances, it is arguably the most famous theatre in London and the United Kingdom, especially for musical variety shows. The theatre has also hosted the Royal Variety Performance a record 41 times, most recently in 2017.
Piccadilly Circus is one of London's most popular tourist destinations. Sit by the famous statue of Eros (a popular meeting point), or take some photos in front of the iconic advertising screens. From here you can easily walk to Piccadilly, Leicester Square, Shaftesbury Avenue or Regent Street.
Oxford Street is London’s and indeed Europe’s busiest retail shopping street, with around half a million daily visitors, and as of 2012, approximately 300 shops. Running from Tottenham Court Road to Marble Arch via Oxford Circus, it is designated as part of the A40, a major road between London and Fishguard, though it is not signed as such, and traffic is regularly restricted to buses and taxis.
No other shop in London, if indeed the world, has such a strong iconic association with design. Mention a ‘Liberty print’ and a clear image of the shapes, colours and textures involved immediately springs to mind. Housed in a striking, timber-framed, Tudor revival building on Regent Street, with small, intimate staircases, intricately designed elevators, wooden balconies and glass atriums, this has to be one of the most aesthetically pleasing and unique department stores in the city.
Regent Street is another major shopping street within a stone’s throw of the Shaston Arms. It is named after George, the Prince Regent and was laid out under the direction of the architect John Nash. It runs from Waterloo Place in St James's at the southern end, through Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus, to All Souls Church. From there Langham Place and Portland Place continue the route to Regent's Park.