Talk:Carnaby Street

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This is not up to Wikipedia's usual standards. It's not objective, even if it may be true. Comes off as editorial.

Reads like a travel book. Needs style editing.

Now dealt with I think. Please sign and date your comments. Calsicol 22:32, 12 July 2005 (UTC)

Removed reference to "the Carnaby Estate" because I have no idea what it is and there's no article on wikipedia to link it to. Also corrected text about John Snow's waterpump and cleaned up some other bits. DrHydeous 18:22, 2 September 2006 (UTC)


I've just rewritten the article, and given it a fairly heavy-handed trim. Please note that I do not know anything about fashion, so I'm probably not the best person to have done this, but it needed doing. The changes I've made can be seen at [1]. A few comments about why I've removed specific bits of the article:

Nearby places of interest include Broadwick Street, where you can see a replica of the water pump that John Snow famously sealed up to stop an outbreak of cholera in 1854; the toy shop Hamleys and the rest of Regent Street; and Golden Square just to the south, which during the summer is crammed with office workers trying to catch the sun.

I'm not sure what the "official" line is on "nearby places of interest" in articles, but this paragraph just doesn't seem right for the article.

The following partial list of mod clothing stores doing business in London and Brighton in 1966 is copied from the back of a receipt for items purchased in June 1966 at one of the stores in the John Stephen organisation (Head office: Stephen House, Carnaby St., W.1.): ...

This may be true, but I don't think there's any way of referencing it...

In a song by The Kinks called 'Dedicated Follower of Fashion' there is a mention of "the Carnabetian army" which is (probably) derived from the name of this street. ...

This sounds like original research to me...

There is also a song about Carnaby Street by the ska-band The Volecanoes called "Carnaby Street".

Is this notable?

I've also removed the link to Haight-Ashbury, as the article makes no obvious link between this street and there (I assume that it's to do with hippy-ism).

Mike Peel (talk) 16:29, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Is Carnaby Street in a place called "Carnaby"?[edit]

The claim that Carnaby Street is located in a part of London called "Carnaby" was added in 2007 by an unregistered IPA whose only edits were all to this article, and which were highly NPOV. (Much of what he/she added has since been deleted.) It sounds wrong to me - I have never heard of "Carnaby" as an area, only the street itself. Can anyone think of a reason to keep this claim? Lfh (talk) 16:39, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

Take it out. I used to live in London and never heard anyone call it just "carnaby". Until they provide a reliable source, it should be removed.-- (talk) 02:35, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
I agree. Without some sourcing, this sentence should be removed. And, as written and without elaboration, it does nothing to inform our understanding of this article. --Designquest10 (talk) 13:55, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

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