The Regent

The Regent, Blackpool: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, The Regent Reviews: 4.5/5

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Regent is a unique antiques and craft centre set inside one of Blackpool's oldest landmarks. Located within an old cinema The Regent has 3 floors jam packed full of stalls containing everything vintage, jewellery, collectables, crafts and antiques and everything in between. The Regent is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m with entry completely free. Browse at leisure before enjoying a drink and a cake afterwards in the on site vintage tearoom. With a large car park opposite The Regent is definitely not to be missed.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Simon D
Amersham, UK911 contributions
Heritage Cinema
Sep 2020
This has to be one of the 'must sees' of Blackpool. An old Cinema which has a massive antique/bric-a-brac collection on the ground floor, a tea room on the first floor and still runs the occasional film on set nights. A great experience.
Written October 10, 2020
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Laura D
3 contributions
Great time travelling experience
Sep 2020 • Solo
Still undergoing renovation but evolving slowly into a real gem of a place. Eccentric and oozing history from a time gone by. The tea room is adorable and all the staff from ground floor to attic are genuine and lovely. The auction is also well worth a look.
Written September 24, 2020
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adam s
3 contributions
As part of Blackpool's enhancement programme, this place should be bulldozed down.
Dec 2019 • Couples
Completely awful 'cinema' experience. 2 tiny 80s style home stero type speakers. The place stank of damp/ musty old stuff. So bad it actually stung your eyes and made my nose/throat itch. Our Clothes smelled so bad afterwards I binned them. The smell also strongly coming from the junk in the so called antiques emporium. Its like the worst of car boot - the stuff the traders leave behind at end of the day.

And that so called 'tearoom' ... its without a doubt, the worst tea/cake/dining/hygiene place in Britain. "Dog Hair Cream Scones" anyone? Go here. For grim entertainment, you can also watch a dog convulsing and scraping its itchy a-hole accross the cafe floor. Ewwww.
Written August 3, 2020
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knitting5156
3 contributions
Quirky and interesting
Nov 2019
We are locals and didnt know about this place until last year, We love it. Love anything antique orientated and this has a lovely little tea toom too and a cinema which we havent yet had chance to try due to coronavirus ; I really hope this lovely place reopens after lockdown and doesnt become another unfortunate statistic of this awful virus . It would be such a shame if it didnt
Written May 30, 2020
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jessimo
Stoke-on-Trent, UK855 contributions
Hidden gem in Blackpool
Nov 2019
I'm not a local but i feel like i'm one with the amount of times i've been there so finding somewhere new is fantastic and i love finding a hidden gem off the main stream of activities that are in Blackpool. The tea room and the hoard of antiques on 3 levels will keep anyone entertained for a few hours. I loved finding items from my childhood brought back so many memories also the homemade cake was awesome and it was a hard decision which one to choose.
Written February 9, 2020
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Colin F
Stowmarket105 contributions
Something for every taste and budget ( unless looking for 'top end' antiques
Oct 2019
Great range of goods- lots to view and 3 floors to cover. Limited time for a visit, was on way home. Our first visit, won't be our last !
Well laid out, very helpful staff - makes the experience that much more enjoyable.
We have visited many centres - some overpriced or very pretentious - this was definitely NOT ONE OF THOSE !
Rarely find shops selling this range. We picked up some furniture and could have taken a lot more if we had a van. We are in the trade and run a very similar premise - spend a lot of time looking for stock all over the UK and rarely find goods at prices and eclectic enough for us - no problem here,
Will be back (550 mile round trip)
Written October 1, 2019
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Nadia
United Kingdom75 contributions
👌🏼👌🏼
Jul 2019 • Couples
Love this place, always the main reason to visit Blackpool. They’ve recently changed / moved some stalls around so it has a fresh look. Loads of odd bits, worth a visit.

Free to get in
Written September 11, 2019
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easylifesp
Buxton, UK7 contributions
Poor quality
Sep 2019
Was expecting great things from reviews. Sadly the run down building, ghastly smell and extensive low quality stock didn’t match up to these expectations. Won’t be travelling again to visit.
Written September 11, 2019
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154barbello
Blackpool, UK21 contributions
Aladdin's Cave and Try the Tearoom
Aug 2019
There is something for everyone at The Regent, including antiques, antique furniture, collectibles, ornaments, games, toys, musical instruments, vintage and retro clothing and jewellery, steampunk clothing, accessories, books, (lots and lots of books) and a huge dollop of generous nostalgia sprinkled on top. There are over 50 stalls, a lot of them colourful and imaginative, decorated beautifully, with time, care and such attention to detail, it may take your breath away. Prices are varied. Some stalls are cheap and good value for money, others not so much. The beauty is,you can pick and choose what to buy and where to go.
The tearoom is open from 10.00a.m to 3.00p.m and situated on the first floor. The food is amazing. The friendly and personable gentleman who does all the cooking, is a stickler for making sure everything you order is delivered to you extremely fresh and delicious and with the right balance of flavours (and he knows how to balance flavours). The only downside of course is the limited hours. Maybe one day, it will expand into a successful chain of restaurants and Gordon Ramsay will rave about how he discovered ...err...ahem...wait a minute, where was I? Sorry, got quite carried away there. To summarize, I recommend this litttle known tearoom. It is underrated and underadvertised and you should try it at least once. Go on, you know you want to.
Written August 16, 2019
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Aprill789
46 contributions
Unique
Jul 2019 • Family
Was pleasantly surprised with all the unique and interesting stalls. Badges, postcards, crockery, bags, glass, toys etc. Two floors and an attic with a cafe. Wasn't crowded and you're free to roam around and have a mooch.
Written July 22, 2019
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The Regent is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM