Regent Street’s [map]
year begins in November with the switching on of the Christmas
lights. This huge occasion heralds the beginning of seasonal
shopping and the arrival of Santa Claus.
However, whatever time of year you’re planning to
hit the shops of Regent Street you’re in for a treat
as this really is retail heaven.
As far back as 1866 Regent Street had an established reputation
for offering quality goods.
The Illustrated London News encouraged its readers to
visit: “Regent Street is full of handsome shops,
and during the afternoon, in the height of the London
season is the very centre of fashion.”
Fashion continues to prevail more than a century later
with top shops from the likes of Zara, Levi’s, H & M, Racing Green and Benetton.
Those looking for classic style head to Burberry and Jaeger. Whilst sporty types will
find all the clothing and equipment they need at the flagship NikeTown store.
Shoe addicts will find everything they ever wanted at Barkers, Church’s and Shelleys.
Alternatively, treat yourself to a fine pair of Jimmy
Choo’s from Liberty.
If you’re looking for that perfect wedding
dress head to the popular Berketex that continues to lead the way in bridal fashions. Liberty, Wedgwood and Mappin & Webb all offer personalised wedding list services to take the
stress out of your big day.
Children will be keen to head straight for world famous
toy emporium Hamley’s, which is
a real treat for young and old. If parents can drag themselves
away from the seven floors of toy heaven they could pick
up clothing for the little angels from Gap Kids and Gymboree.
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