Regent Street’s Summer Streets

Regent Street’s Summer Streets

Summer Streets is back! Head down to Regent Street on 18th August or 15th September for a traffic-free festival along this iconic shopping street in the heart of London. This year’s celebrations are particularly monumental because 2019 marks Regent Street’s 200th anniversary: established in 1819 as the first purpose-built shopping street in the capital, Regent Street is now synonymous with London and a world-renowned shopping and dining destination.

Summer Streets creates a festival-style atmosphere with its wide range of activities and entertainment – and of course delectably tempting food and drink! Enjoy live music on three stages and walkabout musicians; watch inspiring demonstrations by leading influencers, such as foodie and author Melissa Hemsley’s food waste friendly recipe; learn how to upcycle your clothes with repair artists Molly Martins and Fabrications, or enjoy a complimentary style consultation with top hairstylists Holly White and Chloe Forde.

Several shops are taking part, too: pop into Anthropologie for a creative illustration workshop, or explore Rob Story’s immersive in-store installation in Gentle Monster; work up a sweat at one of lululemon’s outdoor fitness sessions, or relax with an indulgent hand massage from L’Occitane. Make sure to check out the tantalising Food Quarter, too, where you’ll find delicious bites for all dietary requirements – from Asian-inspired bau and ramen, oysters and tempura rock shrimp, to British favorite stuffed Yorkshire puddings! There’s even a special 200th-anniversary cocktail to add some sparkle to your celebration.

Regent Street is located less than 2 miles away from the Mercure Paddington, so why not enjoy a gentle sunny stroll past some of London’s iconic sights as you make your way to Summer Streets?

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