Regent Street

Regent Street, London: Address, Phone Number, Regent Street Reviews: 4.5/5

Regent Street
4.5
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The area
Neighborhood: St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
How to get there
  • Green Park • 5 min walk
  • Piccadilly Circus • 5 min walk
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CattyKy
Israel1,154 contributions
Architecture, elegancy, shopping!
Mar 2020
You can't miss this monumental street and will probaby walk couple of times from Oxford and Piccadilly circus. Just look around and enjoy the best of architecture! Lots of popular brand shops and nice cafes located here. Don't forget to explore other nice streets that going out from Regend street.
Written February 27, 2021
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Brian T
London, UK3,964 contributions
Fit for a king!
Jan 2021
Most visitors to London will walk the elegant stretch of Regent Street between Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus at some stage during a visit to the city - either to shop, or to have a look at its balanced, graceful and stylish architecture, or both, of course. The street actually extends a bit further than this, to the 19th century evangelical church of All Souls Langham Place in the north, and Waterloo Place across Piccadilly Circus in the south.

Regent Street is one of London’s two premier shopping streets, the other being Oxford Street. Regent Street is certainly the more prestigious and the more upmarket of the two, being home to a number of flagship retail stores (such as Liberty, Hamleys and the Apple Store) and a veritable plethora of international and designer brands.

In normal times it’s extremely busy, and can feel very crowded and oppressive. So have patience as you wander to take it all in.

The street is quite historic. Its first layout was completed in 1825, and it was one of London’s first purpose built shopping centres. However, what you see today was put in place between 1904 and 1925. This rebuilding removed the original colonnades which allowed shoppers to walk along the street under cover from bad weather (and it also removed the prevalence of ‘working girls’ plying their trade in the colonnades). Today you can’t help but admire the uniformity of the street, with the buildings all clad in Portland Stone and restricted to 5 storeys in height. Its uniformity is pleasing to the eye, and as every building on the main stretch is Grade II listed, its grandeur and elegance should continue to be preserved.

It got its name in 1819, after the prince regent at the time; the prince regent later became King George IV.

Enjoy your walk! Look up, and around you... not just in the beautiful stores!
Written January 25, 2021
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Tay
2 contributions
Nice area
Jan 2021
Good atmosphere & lovely fancy shops all around. Nice for a couples night out for shopping or food. Can get very claustrophobic tho!
Written January 12, 2021
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TAREQ AL FAILAKAWY
Kuwait City, Kuwait49 contributions
Very nice street
Jan 2021 • Couples
From the important and old London streets, the sweet old buildings, the clothing and shoes stores, I recommend visiting it 🌹
Written January 8, 2021
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northants90
Northampton, UK2,839 contributions
Look around
Dec 2020
Regent Street is off of Oxford Street.

For me it is quieter (now pedestrian only due to Covid) with better building design and structure - take time to have a look aroUnd and above eye level.

This street has awesome shops and a great experience. It’s a must. Looks great for Christmas.
Written December 6, 2020
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Amy C
London, UK330 contributions
Ok street
Dec 2019 • Friends
Got loads of fancy shops and cafes and hamleys and its near theatre land and Westminster its important to enjoy London at this time and be safe
Written October 13, 2020
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Dan K
The Hague, The Netherlands5,853 contributions
More quite than normal
Aug 2020 • Family
Most of the shops have reopened, but definitely more quite than normal. The road has been narrowed in order to accommodate social distancing.
Written August 4, 2020
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northants90
Northampton, UK2,839 contributions
Look around
Jul 2020
Regent Street is off of Oxford Street but for me has much better building design and structure - take time to have a look aroUnd and above eye level. Great shops and a great experience. Can be busy but in the post pandemic era is much quieter than we have previously experienced.
Written July 14, 2020
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Stephenbkk20156
Okayama Prefecture, Japan712 contributions
Love those curves
Aug 2019
I have always loved this place. I'm far from being a fan of any kind of retail experience, but the way those buildings curve around gets me every time.

This time I was alone. No pressure at all to go into any of the shops. Fairly crowded streets, but none of the can-hardly-move overcrowding of some of the tourist sights I had been to that day. Wide pavements so I wasn't always having to look out for traffic. Comparative freedom then to stop and stare. To walk slowly, admiring how the perspective on those curvey buildings changed with every few steps.

I did notice that some of the shops have changed hands since I was last there. Changing times, I suppose, but the flagship stores are still there and thriving, if you care for that kind of thing. Thriving despite the death of the High Street. People still seem to have money to spend off-line here.

Terrific.
Written March 30, 2020
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia7,948 contributions
Hop on hop off
Mar 2020 • Friends
We drove by this street on a tour and was quite entertained. I'd seen a program on Hamley's and was keen to see it, but no time to stop.
Written March 17, 2020
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