If you dream of walking across Regent Street without having to contend with the black cabs and buses then we can help. We’re not miracle workers and we can’t banish all motorbikes forever, but we can tell you about Summer Streets which is back this July for the sixth consecutive year.
Each Sunday throughout July, Regent Street will be closed to traffic so that we can make the most of the iconic street with a free summer festival and with talks of London being further pedestrianised, those cars have just got to get use to it. Events taking place include workout classes from the likes of Third Space, UN1T, Psycle and Frame; tennis with Asics, running challenges on Asics treadmills and skin consultations from Kiehl’s on Wheels. Anthropolgie will offering complimentary workshops for those looking to get creative; Hollister will be bringing the pool floats, interactive games and face painting and Tommy Hilfiger will be installing a Scalextric track for the competitive.
This year they have more food than ever with twelve stalls from the street’s most loved restaurants, cafes and bars. You’ll find Danish bakery Ole & Steen, Gordon Ramsay’s Heddon Street Kitchen, Argentine food by Gaucho, a Laurent Perrier Champagne bar by Hotel Cafe Royal and tea from T2. In a first, L’Occitane Cafe will be debuting its bespoke ice-cream bikes in the picnic area.
As well as grass breakout zones and swings for children, the street will be adorned with 100 flags part of the installation of over 200 flags designed by artist Joe Tilson to celebrate the 250th year of The Royal Academy of Arts. You’ll also find a colouring wall with Joe Tilson’s design so you can get colouring which we all know is good the mind.
Taking place each Sunday from the 1st to the 22nd July, Summer Streets is the best way to celebrate one of London’s favourite streets all without having to dodge taxis or breathing in fumes.
Summer Streets takes place each Sunday from the 1st -22nd July 2018 on Regent Street.