Guide to Regent Street in London
One of the most famous shopping streets in London, Regent Street is named after the Prince Regent, who later became King George IV, and is a wonderful, wide, sweeping street with outstanding architectural facades reaching from Piccadilly Circus to Wigmore Street.
Every building on Regent Street is under Grade 2 protected status to prevent them being torn down for redevelopment.
Christmas Lights are a tradition here. Shopping is even more of a tradition.
High class stores set the trend.You will find the very first Apple store opened in Europe, and the largest Apple store worldwide. Other stores include Austin Reed's flagship store, Dickens and Jones, the upmarket brand of House of Fraser, the six story Hamleys toy store, largest toy store in the world until overtaken by the New York Toys R'Us store in the 1990's, and the Liberty department store. In addition, on Regent Street you will find Broadcasting House, the formal address being on Langham Place, this is the headquarters of the BBC, British Broadcasting Corporation. The Crown Estate owns Regent Street and has its own headquarters there. The closest Tube stations are situated at Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus.
Useful Regent Street Links
- Regent Street Online - Guide to Regent Street shops including information about events taking place.
- Regent Street and Piccadilly (from Old and New London: Volume 4) - Regent Street and Piccadilly from Old and New London: Volume 4. Originally published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin, London, 1878.
- Rebuilding of Piccadilly Circus & Regent Street Quadrant (from Survey of London: Volumes 31 and 32) - The rebuilding of Piccadilly Circus and the Regent Street Quadrant from Survey of London: Volumes 31 and 32, St James Westminster, Part 2. Originally published by London County Council, London, 1963.
- Kingly and Carnaby Street Area (from Survey of London: Volumes 31 and 32, St James Westminster) - Kingly and Carnaby Street Area from Survey of London: Volumes 31 and 32, St James Westminster, Part 2. Originally published by London County Council, London, 1963.
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Areas & Streets Near Regent Street
Popular Nearby Streets & Areas: Soho (0.17km) Air Street (0.17km) Archer Street (0.17km) Argyll Street (0.17km) Bateman Street (0.17km) Beak Street (0.17km) Berwick Street (0.17km) Binney Street (0.17km) Brewer Street (0.17km) Broadwick Street (0.17km) Cambridge Circus (0.17km) Conduit Street (0.09km) Cork Street (0.16km) Hanover Square (0.17km) Maddox Street (0.11km) Savile Row (0.09km) Heddon Street (0.11km) Sackville Street (0.18km) Burlington Gardens (0.18km) Mill Street (0.09km)
FAQs about Regent Street in London
Central London has many fantastic shopping streets crammed with all manner of shops selling goodies you never even knew you needed until you see them.
Jermyn Street is a particularly good example of this, when construction work is not going on - which is almost never - it is one of the most beautiful streets in St James's lined with exclusive shops selling men's clothing and male grooming products - silver cut-throat razors and the like.
Oxford Street is perhaps the most famous shopping street in London if not the World with approximately three hundred shops squeezed in to a 2km long road.
Regent Street which crosses Oxford Street is arguably as well known, at least to Monopoly fans. Regent Street is home to the flagship Apple store in London; Burberry's flagship store; and of course the kids' favourite, the World famous Hamley's Toy Store.
Another famous London shopping street which meets Oxford Street is Bond Street (comprising of Old Bond Street and New Bond Street). It is a true fashion mecca housing flagship stores by Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, and many other leading fashion brands.
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