Regent Street has continued to evolve throughout its 200 year history. Today it is best known as a pioneering cultural destination with a wealth of shopping, wellness, drinking, and dining options for Londoners and visitors alike, in the heart of central London.
Those who walk the length of Regent Street today (or visit one of the bustling side streets) will see a myriad of iconic brands that call the area home. Full of flagships, global firsts and independent Regent Street is helping to build and shape the future of the city
If you’re planning your visit to the West End, we’ve curated just a few of the highlights worth exploring:
To celebrate our 200th anniversary, we launched our first ever podcast: Shaping the Future by Regent Street. If you are curious to hear more about how the world around us is changing, and the cultural forces that are shaping this change, download and subscribe here. Hosted by journalist and broadcaster Elizabeth Day, of ‘How to Fail’ fame, the podcast features expert guests who share their musings on fashion, wellness, art, design, sustainability and more.
If you’re looking for experiences that are a little special, Regent Street stores pride themselves on going above and beyond. From personalisation to style-shoppers, and in-store cafés, bars, beauty experiences and more, there is something for everyone to discover and enjoy.
As a street best known for offering the world’s best brands, just some of the flagship stores that call Regent Street home include: Burberry, Mulberry, L’Occitane, Apple, Asics, Aspinal, Jimmy Fairly, Maje, Jo Malone, Gant and Coach.
What can you find on Regent Street? From Women’s & Men’s fashion and footwear to outdoor-wear, the street boasts brands that offer more that clothing. Our brands are experts in accessories, home interiors, technology, beauty, wellness and many more areas.
Regent Street is also the perfect central London spot to rejuvenate. . For the best way to de-stress, we recommend Glow Bar: a wellness destination determined to revolutionise the way we cope with stress. Focusing on holistic stress management remedies, Glow Bar offers a space for women to shop a carefully curated collection of wellness products, sip adaptogen elixirs, and sweat it out in state-of-the-art infrared saunas.
Alternatively, there is also the wellbeing offering at Hotel Café Royal: Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre is a wellness destination and a real urban retreat drenched in tranquillity. The space offers nutrition, meditation, and the likes of Reiki and Watsu treatments alongside a pool, spa and gym.
For something a little faster paced, Psycle is sure to get your blood pumping. Psycle London on Mortimer Street changed the workout as you know it. Emphasising fun, enjoyment and inspiring individuals, Psycle London has created London’s largest boutique fitness space. Ultra-gym Third Space on Brewer Street will also keep the endorphins flowing through a new kind of health club. From hypoxic chambers to suspended glass floor training areas, Third Space Soho offers a sanctuary for fitness in an area filled with energy.
DRINKING & DINING
If you’re planning on eating out, Regent Street boasts an incredible array of drinking and dining options that are truly unmissable. With cuisine ranging from Australian-style brunch restaurants to Japanese, Spanish and Argentinian as well as vegan and vegetarian options there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Heddon Street is just one of Regent Street’s hidden foodie hubs in the midst of central London. Tucked away just off Regent Street, Heddon Street is home to first-class restaurants and bars. For a special supper, we recommend Nieves Barragan’s Michelin starred Sabor, or recently opened Little Green if you’re looking for a brunch restaurant near to the shops. For a pre-theatre dining experience, Heddon Street Kitchen is a family-friendly choice before the curtain call, whilst tibits offers vegan fare with a twist. There is an abundance of delicious dishes for foodies to try, or cafés and bar for you to relax with tipple. Discover more here.
Always proud of the breadth of art, design, fashion, food and international cultures that can be found on Regent Street, we celebrate these moments throughout the year. Whether that is showcasing traditions surrounding Chinese New Year, championing UK artists and designers during London Fashion Week or inviting visitors to experience the street traffic-free during our Summer Streets festival there is always a way of celebrating culture on Regent Street.
Regent Street is often looked to as a destination for brands looking to make a statement. Microsoft is getting ready to open its flagship later this year and recent firsts include Gentle Monster’s first European store; Jimmy Fairly’s first international store; to Eytys’ first dedicated shop in the UK; Glow Bar New York’s first UK home – and home to the first infrared sauna in the UK; and Colmar’s first London store.
Taking this ‘first’ to a new level, BOTTLETOP’s flagship store is the world’s first zero waste store. BOTTLETOP has made its mark in London by creating a retail space that offers a completely new shopping concept.
The store itself was built by turning recycled plastic bottles into filaments, which were then attached to 3D printing robots to print the material layer by layer into wall panels. Bottletop welcomed customers through their doors to enjoy watching the store being built before their eyes whilst shopping, showcasing the brand’s ethos and its evolving environment.
If shopping in a ‘zero waste’ sustainable store isn’t enough, the sale of BOTTLETOP designs fund the operation of the BOTTLETOP FOUNDATION, which supports health education projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Brazil and the UK.
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