Regent Street

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Regent Street - Latest news, articles and photos

A temporary David Bowie shop has opened in London
A temporary David Bowie shop has opened in London

A temporary David Bowie shop has opened in London

A much-hyped David Bowie shop has opened in central London, and it is undeniably "a shop".

Nov
02
2021
London’s Alleys: Man in Moon Passage, W1
London’s Alleys: Man in Moon Passage, W1

London’s Alleys: Man in Moon Passage, W1

Probably one of the better-named alleys in London, this short pedestrian passage can be found on Regent Street and is named after a stoned man.

Aug
02
2021
Oxford Circus is to be part-pedestrianised
Oxford Circus is to be part-pedestrianised

Oxford Circus is to be part-pedestrianised

Oxford Circus will no longer be a road junction, and the sides facing Oxford Street will be pedestrianised, under plans announced today.

Jun
16
2021
London’s Alleys: Swallow Passage, W1
London’s Alleys: Swallow Passage, W1

London’s Alleys: Swallow Passage, W1

This is a narrow alley right next to Oxford Circus that is soon to vanish, replaced by a new property development.

Jan
11
2021
Regent Street to get wider pavements and cycle lanes
Regent Street to get wider pavements and cycle lanes

Regent Street to get wider pavements and cycle lanes

Plans have been shown off to reduce the width of the road along Regent Street and widen the pavements, in time for Christmas.

Oct
12
2020
Fewer shops on Oxford Street in £3 billion revamp
Fewer shops on Oxford Street in £3 billion revamp

Fewer shops on Oxford Street in £3 billion revamp

The shopping heart of London will soon have fewer shops, after the local trade group announced plans for a large-scale revamp of the area.

Nov
13
2019
Modern art decorates Regent Street
Modern art decorates Regent Street

Modern art decorates Regent Street

You might have noticed, if you are in the area, that a large number of banners looking rather odd have gone up in the West End. It's not a cryptic advert, but part of celebrations to mark the Royal Academy's 250th anniversary.

Jun
15
2018
Some interesting tiling and a secret basement
Some interesting tiling and a secret basement

Some interesting tiling and a secret basement

Deep under the shops and offices of Regent Street lay a rich man's secret - a secure vault that until recently was acting as a confidential safe deposit facility.

Oct
15
2017
Unbuilt London: The Regent’s Circus
Unbuilt London: The Regent’s Circus

Unbuilt London: The Regent’s Circus

London's famous three - Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus, Regent's Circus. Hang on, Regent's Circus? Yes, the huge circle at the top of Regent Street lined with expensive houses. Haven't you seen it?

Nov
19
2016
There will be a tube train on Regent Street
There will be a tube train on Regent Street

There will be a tube train on Regent Street

A couple of years ago Regent Street was filled with vintage London buses, and this coming July, it will happen again, and with a 1927 tube train carriage thrown into the mix.

May
28
2016
Regent Street filled with vintage buses
Regent Street filled with vintage buses

Regent Street filled with vintage buses

Today nearly 50 buses of various vintages from exceptionally old to so young the paint was barely dry filled Regent Street for a display that felt as static as a normal rush hour, except that frustrated faces were replaced with happy smiles.

Jun
22
2014
Hamleys – the new tube station for Regent Street
Hamleys – the new tube station for Regent Street

Hamleys – the new tube station for Regent Street

Half way down Regent Street, with minimal fanfare, a new tube station has opened on the Bakerloo Line. Sadly, it's not a real one, although it most certainly is underground.

Feb
09
2014
Fantasy Architecture: Restore the Regent Street Colonnade
Fantasy Architecture: Restore the Regent Street Colonnade

Fantasy Architecture: Restore the Regent Street Colonnade

Regent Street in central London, while looking very impressive and of a certain age, is a relatively modern street, with a layout that is just under 200 years old -- replacing old slums -- and the buildings that line it today are themselves only around 100 years old as well.

Jun
07
2012