Following the success of the recent World on Regent Street event, and inspired by the bursts of beautiful weather we’ve been having, we are clearing the street of traffic every Sunday this July for Summer Streets, making way for picnics, Pimm's and performances.
In partnership with the Mayor of London, every Sunday in July will see Regent Street closed to traffic as it plays host to a number of summer activities, just for you. From early morning group exercise to public garden parties and tasting markets, Regent Street is offering up a little more than retail therapy this summer.
A perfect opportunity for walking or cycling into the West End, promoting a more sustainable city environment and improving London's air quality, Summer Streets will give visitors the chance to explore the street in a traffic-free environment between 10am and 7pm every Sunday in July. The street will welcome visitors to enjoy a leisurely stroll and enjoy activities between the hours of 12pm and 6pm. Take a seat at one of the park benches dotted along the street or head to one of our pop-up market stalls for a bite to eat. There's a different activity to take part in on each of the Sundays - something to suit everybody. Make the most of your visit by downloading the free Regent Street Walking Tour app from iTunes, which takes users on a step-by-step guide of the famous architectural and historic features of the street. Or if shopping is more your thing, you can also download the free Regent Street Shopping & Lifestyle iPhone app.
A different creative theme each week will offer a mix of installations, performances, exhibitions, film, design, fashion, architecture and food. Fashion enthusiasts will love the catwalk down the street, whilst devoted foodies can enjoy sampling the best tastes that Regent Street has to offer. Enjoy circus performances, jugglers, acrobats, live music acts and chances to join in with various events or simply relax and people-watch as you stroll down our lively summer street!
Calendar of Events...
Sunday 7 July - Action / Play
Participate in Summer Streets by taking part in group exercise or marvel at the circus acts taking part across the street throughout the day.
Sunday 14 July - Senses
Indulge all of your senses on Regent Street today, from food and drink sampling to aural flash mobs and other sensory delights.
Sunday 21 July - Fashion
Arbiters of fashion listen up! In partnership with the V&A, we're installing a 100 metre long catwalk for a 'Dress to Impress' day.
Sunday 28 July - Garden
Say hello to a very green street indeed. We're welcoming expert gardeners and florists to decorate Regent Street, adding a colourful touch to its impressive aesthetic. Expect picnic blankets, benches and cushions for a laid-back London park experience.