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Free things to do on Regent Street

Plan a budget-friendly day out on Regent Street

There’s lots to do on Regent Street without breaking the bank. Whether you’re planning a budget-conscious family day out, looking for cheap date night ideas, or simply ways to while away a few hours in central London for free, discover our guide to all the free treats you can savour on our curve.

Gaze at our galleries

As one of the most vibrant cities in the world, London is bursting with art, music and culture; from classical to contemporary. Visit independent art gallery Rhodes Contemporary Art to add colour to your day or explore "Marking Time", an exhibit celebrating textures and mark-making by nine emerging female artists at Hypha Studios, just off Regent Street from 21st January - 8th February. Book your free ticket for an art-venture. Why not stop off in nearby St James’s for a self-guided art walk.

Break a sweat with Gymshark

Dive into this experiential space to get your blood pumping and those endorphins rushing. Hit the Sweat Room for a host of free classes ranging from yoga, functional fitness to HIIT and strength. Offering upto 30 classes per week that are bookable via the Gymshark app, the store is equipped with shower rooms, lockers, changing facilities and towels. What's more? The store also offers 1-2-1 sessions with Gymshark's fitness experts at the Pro Bench to help you improve your form, give advice on starting out or help with recovery and mindset training. 

Build your own with Lego at H&M

Want to settle into some peace and quiet? Find the Lego "Inspire" section on the second floor of the H&M flagship store on Regent Street and master the art of building and get creative with your imagination. 

Enjoy immersive experiences

Step into a virtual world with immersive experience centres on Regent Street. Visit Microsoft’s immersive gaming lounge, History of Xbox exhibit, interactive displays featuring Windows 11, and more product experience zones across three floors of tech heaven.

Get creative with photography fun

Flex your photography muscles by snapping your most creative photograph of the picturesque Regent Street curve. Tag @regentstreetw1 on Instagram for a chance to be featured. If you’re in the mood to capture a snap of yourself or shopping partner, visit the Marc Jacobs store on Regent Street for its interactive photobooth experience. Selected shots may even be used to decorate the mirrors of this beautiful boutique. 

Indulge in a spot of window shopping

Regent Street’s window displays always have something to catch the eye – some of our favourites include Anthropologie, Liberty and Hamleys. Stroll around our curve to take in the innovative design, colourful palettes and stunning scenes found in the windows of each retailer. 

Relax in nearby Royal Parks and squares

Explore the serenity and peace of nearby open spaces. Visit St James’s Park to meet its beloved resident pelicans or stop by the Blue Bridge to have the perfect view of Buckingham Palace. If you feel like settling down with a coffee and a book, St James’s Square claims hearts and our top spot. Bring a premade picnic with you for a budget-conscious day out.

Looking for more inspiration? Why not discover the city on-foot and see its sights with our guide to walking in central London or explore ways to shop sustainably and consciously on our curve. 

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