Exploring The Ultimate Thoroughfare: Regent Street

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Introduction

The Piccadilly London West End Hotel is in the perfect location if you enjoy shopping, eating and being entertained in one of the best districts in the world. One of the best places to visit during your stay at this hotel is the beautiful and sophisticated Regent Street.

Regent Street is just a 12 minute walk from The Piccadilly West End Hotel so it’s worth taking a stroll up there when you have the chance. This shopping destination receives almost 8 million visitors a year and contains some of the most beautiful architecture in the world.

Regent Street

Regent Street is the world’s first shopping street and as a result, is one of London’s finest thoroughfares. Home to over 75 international flagship stores such as Hamleys, Anthropologie and Apple, Regent Street is the capitals ultimate lifestyle and shopping destination. Many of the restaurants and bars are open till late which is ideal if you’re up for a night out on the town.

This beautiful premier shopping area is now a firm rival with Parisian shopping avenue Champs-Elysees, and New York Cities Fifth Avenue.

Fashion And Lifestyle

There are shopping options at Regent Street for men, women and children, so whether its fashion, accessories or sportswear you’re after, this destination is guaranteed to have it all. Here you’ll find the largest ever Burberry, famed for its gorgeous collection of luxury lines for men and women. If you’re interested in more casual attire then Scandinavian fashion shop H&M will be the best destination. More recently, Canadian high-end leisurewear brand Kit and Ace opened up a pop-up studio, offering sophisticated street style. Regent Street also has clothing for little ones including Gap, Elias and Grace Designer Kids Clothes, and stylish apparel shop J Crew.

This district is known for its technology and homeware shops, which attract many visitors all year round. Why not spruce up your home by checking out the incredibly elegant Zara Home? Or perhaps you could shop for rare and remarkable antiques in the iconic Liberty store. Technology also has a place on Regent Street with Bose offering high quality home sound solutions and great headphone options. Apple fans will be pleased to know there is a store here where you can try and buy all of Apples products and accessories.

Eating And Drinking

In Regent Street, all eating and drinking needs are met, for there are a number of fantastic restaurants with truly appetizing menus. Nothing beats a delicious meal and a cold cocktail after a long day of exploring and shopping so why not try out one of the many food options this area has to offer? Aqua Kyoto is one of London’s most exciting restaurants serving inventive Japanese food at its finest. This restaurant offers a whole range of different types of food from Scallops with shellfish Japanese rice to the lighter spinach salad with sesame seeds and goma dressing. If you are in need of a hearty meal, you could check out Byron. This casual dining chain serve simple, delicious hamburgers made fresh from carefully sourced British beef and only the best ingredients. When you’re ready for drinks or a dance, there are a number of bars and clubs which are great options for a night out with friends. There’s the ostentatiously designed venue The Cuckoo Club, which is bursting with colour and quirky attitude. Here you’ll get the very best from commercial house and hip hop, with a line-up of talented DJs playing most nights of the week.

Events

You can take part in one of the many upcoming events taking place in Regent Street, as there’s plenty to do here. In July 2017, Regent Street will see its fifth year of the annual ‘Summer Streets’ celebration, where the street becomes traffic free every Sunday from 9th July-30th July. With themes of arts and culture, music and fashion being showcased with talks, shows, pop-ups, and offers it definitely no be missed!

In September 2017 Regent Street will be hosting the celebrations for two of the capitals biggest dates: London Design Festival and London Fashion Week. An array of cultural experiences will be available to visitors including in-store events and talks and seminars from leaders in the fashion and design industry.

Events nearer to Christmas include the Uks’ largest free-to-view motor show, which takes place in November. Showcasing the very best of motor cars both old and new, this show is one for the whole family. An exciting event for children is also taking its third appearance at Regent Street in November turning the street into a traffic free zone. The street will be filled with enormous balloons, colourful floats, familiar well-love characters and even a visit from Santa himself!

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