Grafton Street, located between Trinity College and St Stephen's Green, is by far Dublin's most famous shopping street and has been mostly pedestrianised since the 1980s. Always known for it's higher market shops such as BT2, Laura Ashley, River Island, Dorothy Perkins, etc, it is still home to some of the more reasonable priced shops such as A-Wear, Marks and Spencers and Monsoon. Brown Thomas, one of Dublin’s most famous and prestigious department stores, is also located here, and is well known for catering for many designer showcases, both foreign and local.
During the Christmas season, people from all over Ireland have been known to flock to their window just to see what beautiful seasonal display is on view this year. Another of Grafton Street's well known tenants is Bewleys Cafe. Another timeless classic to visit in the winter time, they also construct a winter wonderland scene within their window to delight all that pass. To add to the ambience, Buskers, including musicians, poets and mime artists commonly perform on Grafton Street to the shopping crowds. Some of the more notable musicians who have performed here include, the Script, Paddy Casey, Glen Hansard, and Damien Rice. And of course, there will be regular carol singers during the Christmas period to bring some cheer and a spring to your step.