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Regent Street

Regent Street

Regent Street is one of the world's most famous shopping streets.

It is located in London's West End and stretches between Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus. It was named after George 1V. He was the Prince Regent at the time the street was originally being built in the 1820s. With the motto 'where time will always be well spent', Regent Street has a wide variety of shops and restaurants. Liberty's and Dickens and Jones are two of it's most famous departmental stores. Hamleys is the world renowned toy shop which can be enjoyed by both young and old. Austin Reed has it's flagship store on Regent Street. All the buildings along the street are protected as listed buildings, and owned by the Crown Estates.

Other notable buildings on Regent Street include Broadcasting House, the headquarters of the BBC, and the All Souls Church, which was designed by John Nash.

Why visit Regent Street:

Have a wonderful experience seeing the array of different designer shops. On occasions, Regents Street is turned into a pedestrian precinct, where you can see vintage cars or sample the delights of a country like Spain. At Christmas it is decorated with lavish lights. Why not attend the opening ceremony and witness the lights being turned on by a famous personality.

Did you know?

On Friday 27th February 2009, the rock band U2 gave an impromptu gig from the roof of Broadcasting House. It attracted over 5000 fans and they played 'Get on your boots' and 'Magnificent'.

Opening Times:

Opening times are generally 10.00am but closing times can vary from 6.00pm onwards.

*Thursday is late night shopping till 8.00pm.

How to get there:

Underground:

Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus Stations are located on Regents Street.

Bus:

Routes 3, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 24, 25, 29, 55, 73, 88, 94, 98, 139, 159 and 390 stop along or close to Regents Street.

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