10 Most Famous Streets in the World ...


10 Most Famous Streets in the World ...
10 Most Famous Streets in the World ...

The most famous streets of the world should be familiar to you as their names are in the hallowed hall of travel destinations. Any landmark has a different view and meaning to different people and this applies to the thousands of streets in the world that could claim to be amongst the most famous. Here are some of the famous streets in the world that are visited and photographed most frequently and each for a different reason.

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Abbey Road

Abbey Road Possibly one of the best recognized famous streets in England is Abbey Road in St. John’s Wood, north London. It became a street of renown (and summarily one of the most famous streets in the world) through one of the most famous musical groups ever, the Beatles. The Abbey Road Studios were where George, John, Paul and Ringo made a number of their recordings. The photograph for the cover of their final album, entitled unsurprisingly Abbey Road, is of them on a zebra crossing outside the studios. Abbey Road has become a focal point for tourists who want to recapture some of the aura of that extraordinary, talented musical group.


Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood Walk of Fame A must visit stroll for any visitor in Los Angeles is along Hollywood Boulevard and the Walk of Fame. This is the street of famous musicians, actors, directors and producers, who are remembered for their contributions to the entertainment industry. To date, more than 2,400 celebrities have been immortalized in stars bearing their names embedded in the sidewalk. Anyone who is active in the world of entertainment is a potential nominee and can be nominated by any person, including fans.


Champs Elysees

Champs Elysees Paris, France, has one of the most elegant and famous streets in the world, the Champs Elysees. For every woman who loves to shop until she drops, this is one of the most prestigious of all shopping boulevards in Paris and indeed Europe. Just wandering along this broad avenue with its groomed horse-chestnut trees, luxurious shops, cafés and cinemas, gives you that amazing feeling of being part of something special. Another aspect to this famous street is that since 1975, the final stage of the Tour de France ends on the Champs de Elysees.


Embracing a rich history and iconic Parisian charm, the Champs Elysees is not just for shopaholics. It's a cultural hub, encapsulating the very essence of Parisian lifestyle. During Christmas, its transformation with dazzling lights is a sight to behold. Historically, it's been the backdrop for many national celebrations and parades. Lined with fine dining restaurants, it's also a place for gourmands seeking the sophistication of French cuisine. Every stroll down this avenue offers a blend of contemporary trends and classic elegance. It's where the heartbeat of Paris syncs with the desires of refined travelers and the rhythms of French savoir-faire.


Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas Strip The Las Vegas Strip has its own unique brand as one of the most well known streets of the world. The gambling Mecca is harsh, brash in your face, exhilarating and with a character that is only found in Vegas. Situated in the middle of the Southern Nevada desert, this is the land of casinos, romance, mystery and for some, the big Dollars. The “Strip” has a surreal atmosphere that can ensnare the unwary into their own fantasy. For sheer escapism and a lifetime experience, the Las Vegas Strip is definitely a street of fame.


Lombard Street

Lombard Street If you are looking for the most crooked and famous streets in the world, then you must visit San Francisco; leave your car and take a walk along Lombard Street. It is situated between Hyde and Leavenworth streets, with one block containing no less than eight hairpin bends. This was a creation designed to limit the natural steep slope of the hill and on this section there is a speed restriction of just 5 mph!


Wall Street

Wall Street The “Big Apple,” New York boasts the heart of the US financial district and is home to the New York Stock Exchange, established in 1817. Wall Street gained its name from the Dutch, for a wall built there in the 17th century. This world famous street is narrow and runs downhill from Broadway to the East River. It has gained the reputation and regard worldwide as being the American representation of big business and stock trading.


Via Dolorosa

Via Dolorosa The “Way of Grief” or, in Latin, the Via Dolorosa is located in the Old City of Jerusalem. It consists of two sections and traces the last steps of Christ to his crucifixion. For centuries, the route of 0.16 miles has been much debated but various archaeological discoveries during the 20th century showed that a lightly different route is more realistic. However, the Via Dolorosa remains the site for many pilgrims who visit the 14 Stations of the Cross en route.


La Rambla

La Rambla La Rambla is the busiest and most dynamic street in Barcelona, with more tourists than locals. The shopping in the tree-lined avenue has also changed over the years to suit the tourist visitors and it attracts many characters, including pickpockets, who target the unwary. So enjoy the amazing atmosphere, but hold on to your bag, tightly!


Khao San Road

Khao San Road Bangkok’s Khao San Road is a street famous among backpackers for its cheap accommodation. Located about one block from the Chao Phray River, the direct translation of this road is “milled rice,” which refers to its history as a rice marketplace. For the past 20 years, apart from its cheap accommodation, it has been offering convenience stores, food stalls, souvenir and handicraft stands and there is an overwhelming view of neon and metal signs.


Orchard Road

Orchard Road One of the most famous streets in the Far East is Orchard Road – Singapore’s main shopping thoroughfare. The street is packed with malls, upmarket restaurants, cafés, nightclubs, hotels and is also the location of the Istana, official residence of the President of Singapore.

Have you walked any of these famous streets? If not, where would you choose to go first?

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