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Free things to do on Regent Street

Plan a budget-friendly day out with our guide...

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 ideas, or simply ways to while away a few hours in central London for free, discover our guide to all 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 why not stop off in nearby St James’s for a self-guided art walk.

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 get featured on our feed. If you’re in the mood to capture a snap of yourself or shopping partner, visit the new Marc Jacobs store on Regent Street for its interactive photobooth experience. Select 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. Be careful as they will certainly draw you into the store to explore more.

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.

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