carnaby street light installation

Carnaby unveils a new art installation in the food quarter of Ganton Street.  Ambient lighting is created by fifty-one oversized, colour changing light bulbs suspended above the alfresco dining area.  The bulbs produce mood lighting for different times of the day and are programmed to change colour and create patterns.  The lights create an atmospheric glow to the street and will have different colour patterns during the day to the evening, and will celebrate certain days with colour such as going all red for Comic Relief, all blue for Jeans for Genes day, or red and white for England playing during the World Cup.

Ganton Street has a great line up of restaurants who have located to this young vibrant food quarter.  Stand-alone concepts include Rosa’s Thai, Dehesa, Cha Cha Moon, Mother Mash, Zebrano and authentic pub The Blue Posts.  Also, night creatures hot spot Cirque de Soir offers late entertainment.

The light bulbs are the latest art installation to come to Carnaby, following the Carnaby plug, deconstructed glitter Union Jack flag and the world famous Christmas lights which this year featured hundreds of 3D robins.

“We are delighted with the installation as it provides great street art and adds to the lively atmosphere in Ganton Street”, Simon Quayle, Director, Shaftesbury.

Visitors are encouraged to include #Carnaby #GantonStreet in their social media posts to be seen on the interactive hub at