Look no further for our top tips on what to do, where to stay and how to relax.
WHERE TO STAY
The five-star Café Royal is the only place to reside during your trip to Regent Street. With modern décor paying homage to the hotel’s original glamour, a luxurious spa and beauty treatments and on the doorstep of the vibrant West End, book into a Junior Suite for a hassle-free stay in central London.
WHERE TO BRUNCH
Long weekends are made for leisurely breakfasts. Start your visit with a delectable mid-morning meal of blueberry buttermilk pancakes or avocado on pumpernickel toast at Gordon Ramsay’s Heddon Street Kitchen.
Wake up to a Moroccan-style morning on day two, with brunch at MOMO on Heddon Street. We recommend the full Moroccan breakfast with poached eggs and batata hara. Finish with light and refreshing sorbet of the day.
WHAT TO DISCOVER
Take advantage of Regent Street’s public art and cultural history; the iconic heritage plaques in honour of Pink Floyd at Westminster University and the legendary David Bowie on Heddon Street are a must-see.
For a cinema experience with a difference, Regent Street Cinema is a delightful encounter. One of few cinemas in England to show 16mm and 35mm film and recently restored to its original art deco grandeur, take a seat amongst the plush interior and discover home-grown British talent and world cinema.
If you fancy a stroll, download the Regent Street App and take the Regent Street Walking Tour to discover the vast array of public art including art gallery Blaine and Southern.
WHERE TO RELAX
Enjoy some down time during your stay with state of the art pampering on Regent Street. For her, pit-stop blow dry specialists DryBy is the place to achieve that polished evening look. Stay for a lick of fresh paint by one of their expert manicurists in their nail art studio, too. For him, the expert barbers at Ted’s Grooming Room will keep you feeling dapper with a crisp haircut and beard trim.
Ladies, complete your look from head-to-toe and sample the latest beauty trends at KIKO on Regent Street. From fresh-faced and flawless to a bold cheek and daring lip, let their make-up experts show you how. For true escapism from the hustle and bustle, head to urban retreat Akasha Wellbeing Centre for holistic and luxury spa treatments.
WHERE TO DINE
Regent Street is prime location for enjoying London’s dining scene. The award-winning Hawksmoor on Air Street is a must for steak and seafood lovers alike, whilst the truly luxurious dining experience at The Araki is not to be missed. For upscale Italian specialties, head to Piccolino or Frescobaldi which both have alfresco seating for sunnier days.
Follow with an experiential tipple at MASH; their extensive list of cocktails draws inspiration from World Travels, with a spirit selection that’s truly out of the ordinary. Innovative concoctions such as the Mad Hatter Tea Party, a blend of tea, bourbon, peach, hibiscus and vanilla served hot, will make for a spectacular evening.
WHERE TO SHOP
Regent Street is home to an unrivalled shopping experience. Discover world-class style from the likes of J.Crew, Hugo Boss and Coach, as well as the global flagship stores of iconic British heritage label Hunter and bespoke fragrance brand Jo Malone London. For innovative designs that nod to the latest catwalk trends, shop the ready-to-wear collections from cutting-edge designers MM6 and Karl Lagerfeld.
A must-visit for accessories with a personal charm is the newly opened Kate Spade New York store. Their biggest store in Europe, head here for handbags, jewellery and shoes designed with playful sophistication in mind.