Regent Street ditches the traffic for a month of sunny Sundays, as Summer Streets returns for 2018.
Picnicking in the middle of Regent Street is rarely advocated by the Secret London team, but we’ll allow it this month. Summer Streets sees the iconic street pedestrianised between the two circuses (Oxford and Piccadilly), every Sunday between July 1st and 22nd. Unlike the Oxford Street pedestrianisation, this is A) actually happening and B) will be bags of fun.
They’re packing a whole lot of stuff onto one street. The shops and restaurants around Regent Street are bringing a mini pop-up each to Summer Streets, which results in areas like ASICS’ tennis court (1st) and retro arcade games (8th & 22nd). Ralph Lauren are parking up a Polo Bus with an attached ballpit (1st-15th), lululemon are running a fitness class each week, and Hollister are creating a beachy hangout with different themes on the 15th & 22nd.
You’ll also be able to dive into foodie offerings from Foxlow, Gaucho, Hawksmoor, Heddon Street Kitchen, and Tibits, or bring along a picnic basket and take a lazy city-centre Sunday. There’ll be offers in many of the surrounding stores, and live music will play every day. Summer Streets is also setting up honey bee hives along Regent Street, and whilst we’d question the wisdom of actively inviting bees to a picnic, it does give you a chance to learn more about the wonderful things bees do for the world.
Now into a sixth year, Summer Streets is a pedestrian paradise that’s perfect for a good old laze-about. Sunday has officially spent too long in the shadow of its cooler sibling Saturday: it’s time for Sunday’s day in the sun.
Visit the Regent Street website for more information.
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