Regent Street was actually the world’s first dedicated shopping destination, and it still remains one of the best areas to go shopping in London today. Famed for its combination of luxury brands such as Burberry and Mappin & Webb, international labels like J. Crew and & Other Stories, exclusive shops such as Karl Lagerfeld and, of course, the world famous toy store, Hamleys, there really is something for everyone on Regent Street.
Check out our must-see guide to Regent Street shops below to see which stores should be top of your shopping list.
1. & Other Stories
Regent Street is home to & Other Stories’ first UK shop. & Other Stories is part of the family of brands from Hennes & Mauritz, and does a great job of interpreting trends in a fresh and modern way. This store has three floors packed full of ready-to-wear pieces, shoes and accessories.
256-258 Regent Street, London W1B 3AF
Anthropologie feels more like a collection of independent shops rather than an international brand. Offering a mixture of labels across women’s fashion, accessories, homewares and antiques, shoppers spend an average of one and a half hours browsing in this treasure trove of a store, so you’ll be sure to find something to your taste.
158 Regent Street, London W1B 5SW
3. J. Crew
J. Crew’s UK flagship shop is located on Regent Street and stocks womenswear, menswear, shoes, accessories and also their Crewcuts range for kids. This is another store that feels so homely that you’ll find it difficult to leave when you’re done, but it’s the exquisite tailoring and quality materials of J. Crew’s products that really make their designs stand out from the rest.
165 Regent Street, London W1B 4AD
4. Karl Lagerfeld
Best known for his role as Creative Director at Chanel, this exclusive store is full of (slightly) more affordable clothes and accessories from the famed designer. This is his only UK shop so far, and it’s definitely worth popping in even if only to check out the photo booth and the Instagram-worthy décor.
145-147 Regent Street, London W1B 4JB
Burberry Regent Street is the largest Burberry boutique in the world. The innovative merging of the services and shopping make it an absolute must-visit: from the trench coat personalisation experience to monogramming and beauty appointments. Oh, and as if that wasn’t enough, the Thomas’s café next door serves up a delightful array of pastries, salads and light bites.
121 Regent Street, London W1B 4TB
6. Brooks Brothers
If you’re a man who knows the importance of a good suit, then you should definitely head to Brooks Brothers. This is the most high profile of three London outposts for the brand who have dressed many American presidents since Abraham Lincoln. Nowadays they’re still known for their quality tailoring as well as a range of preppy basics inspired by their rich heritage.
150 Regent Street, London W1B 5SJ
The Regent Street brand of Arket is probably the most impressive of its London stores with the complete collection of menswear, womenswear, accessories and homeware. All the stores include a vegetarian cafe, so this would be a good place to head around lunchtime or when you’re flagging in the afternoon.
224 Regent Street, London W1B 3BR
8. Innovation by Space NK
This concept store from Space NK is home to the most innovative product launches and a destination for discovery, so is a mecca for beauty buffs and industry experts. Expect tutorials, meet and greets and exclusive previews.
285-287 Regent Street, London W1B 2HH
9. Mappin & Webb
Mappin & Webb is a fine jewellery store, and it is well worth a visit just to pore over its inspirational luxury jewellery ranges. Their Regent Street flagship offers jewellery and silverware from the likes of Cartier, Chanel and Mont Blanc.
132 Regent Street, London W1B 5SF
Hamleys is Britain’s most famous toy shop, and its largest store is based on Regent Street. Boasting seven floors devoted to games, plush toys, dolls and old favourites – as well as friendly characters greeting families at the door – this is a brilliant place to take your kids and indulge in some childhood nostalgia.
188-196 Regent Street, London W1B 5BT