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 (and only) UK shop. & Other Stories is the newest womenswear brand from Hennes & Mauritz, so if you’re a fan of its big sister COS’s clean lines and Scandi-inspired clothing then this is definitely the shop for you. This store has two floors packed full of sustainable 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 futuristic décor.
145-147 Regent Street, LONDON W1B 4JB
Burberry Regent Street is the largest Burberry boutique in the world. The innovative merging of the digital and the physical in this store make it an absolute must-visit: from mirrors that transform into screens showing you how the garment you’re trying on was made to artists performing on the shop’s own acoustic stage. Oh, and as if that wasn’t enough, they’re also thinking of opening an in-store café.
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 only London outpost for the brand who have dressed every American president 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
7. Jack Spade
Jack Spade is technically located just off Regent Street, but we had to mention it because it’s the New York label’s first UK shop. This is the menswear-only store from Kate Spade, and it stocks a great range of clothing as well as accessories including bags, wallets and laptop and phone cases, making it the ideal shop to head to for both seasonal staples and gifts.
83 Brewer Street, LONDON W1F 9ZN
This high-end, English footwear brand is renowned for making quality leather shoes for both men and women. Since Church’s was taken over by the Prada Group in 1999 it has managed to merge its classic footwear roots with a distinctly contemporary edge, making it the go-to Regent Street shop for exceptional shoes that are built to last.
201 Regent Street, LONDON W1B 4NA
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