London has an action-packed schedule of festivals this summer, ranging from music to art and covering just about everything in-between. Now celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founding, Regent Street is a popular shopping district – and Summer Streets event on Regent Street is sure to be one of the most impressive summer festivals yet. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at all you need to know in preparation for your visit…
What is Summer Streets?
For the last seven years, each summer the Summer Streets event has provided visitors to London with a unique chance to enjoy lots of great activities in a top location in the city. Within easy reach of Paddington Park Hotel, Regent Street will once more be pedestrianised to allow visitors to roam through one of the most famous streets the city has to offer, enjoying entertainment, activities and plenty of delicious food and drink along the way.
Who is Summer Streets for?
The event has been designed to appeal to both locals and visitors to the city, making it the perfect way to experience local culture while enjoying London hotels special offers. The event is supported by a wide variety of local businesses including retail outlets and restaurants, all of whom are eagerly anticipating an unforgettable summer season.
Ideal for all ages and interests, this is a great place to shop, dine and simply take in the delightfully summery atmosphere of this part of London.
Where is Summer Streets?
The Summer Streets event will run from Oxford Circus Station through to Piccadilly Circus Station, ensuring plenty of space for exploring while staying at accommodation near Paddington.
Guide to Regent Street
Regent Street is one of the most iconic streets in the city, providing a world-famous backdrop to the upcoming Summer Streets event. This year looks set to be extra special, as Regent Street itself is celebrating its 200th anniversary. The street was named after the Prince Regent, and built by noted architect John Nash on his instructions.
While London was already a bustling centre of trade and commerce, Regent Street was the first street built specifically for shopping – and has since managed to keep up with the changing times to remain a space which champions retail therapy in all its forms!
There’s always something happening here, and throughout 2019 there will be a number of events dedicated to celebrating the street’s original naming. Regent Street has maintained its status for two centuries, and now includes a variety of world-class shopping spots including everything from international brands to locally-focused independent stores.
When is Summer Streets?
Summer Streets will take place throughout the summer on the following appointed dates: Sunday 14th July, Sunday 21st July, Sunday 18th August and 15th September 2019. Entry to the street is of course free – visitors need only arrive ready to get shopping, listen to live music, take part in fun activities and soak up the ambiance.