Newbury Street

Newbury street

Photo by Daderot

History of Newbury Street

Newbury Street is named after the Battle of Newbury. It was named by the Puritans after the English Civil War in 1642, back when Massachusetts was a British colony.

The street was originally the location of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1865-1916; however, it moved to Cambridge, MA by 1939.

The first shopping establishments on Newbury Street opened in the early 1900s, including the Brooks Brothers location that is still standing and in use today. It also located close to Boston’s Prudential Center.

About Newbury Street Today

Newbury Street

This could be you! Photo by Tom Kaszuba

Today, Newbury Street is bustling with life. Summer days make Newbury Street an ideal shopping venue, as the street is filled with performers, artists, and musicians.

Newbury Street’s proximity to Berklee College of Music and Emerson College give it an upscale, artistic flare. Winter days on Newbury street are alive with the joy of the holidays and wonder of the season.


Newbury offers a variety of venue in women’s and men’s fashion, apparel, jewelry, furniture, home and garden, fitness, interior design, beauty services, and nightlife.

Need a place to eat? Delight in local favorite restaurants like Stephanie’s on Newbury or Joe’s American Bar and Grill. Satisfy your cravings with Sweet or Georgetown Cupcakes.

And if you need coffee for your stroll, delight in two Starbucks locations or local flavors such as Pavement and The Creperie on Newbury.

Need a place to stay on Newbury Street? Click here for hotels. Newbury street is home to the Taj, a wonderful hotel in the heart of Boston. For more Boston shopping, click here!

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