This guide gives you the most famous streets in London. From politics and music to the best shopping there is, these are London’s best streets.

Baker Street

Named after the builder William Baker, who designed the street in the 18th century. Baker Street was made famous by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional TV series “Sherlock Holmes”.

Downing Street

This is the street that houses the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the Chancellor of the Exchequer.



Best street in London for luxury shopping. It’s lined with every high street shop imaginable, along with the luxury department store Selfridges.

Piccadilly Street

This is one of the busiest streets in London, as it’s home to Piccadilly Circus, which is basically the Times Square of London.

Oxford Street

This is one of the busiest streets in London because it’s the city’s largest shopping street.

Old Compton Street

Home to French Protestant refugees who were given asylum in England in 1681. The street is now lined with bars and is a central focal point for London’s LGBTQ community.



The street is not just home to the market but also artisan coffee shops, pubs and restaurants.

The Strand

Situated along the Thames River and was once the hub of Victorian nightlife. The Strand is now mainly occupied by office buildings and restaurants.


The street is known for the antique monuments and memorial statues, including the primary war memorial The Cenotaph, the Royal Tank Regiment memorial, and the Gurkha.

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