Regent Street ditches the traffic for a summer of sunny Sundays, as Summer Streets returns for 2019.
Picnicking in the middle of Regent Street is rarely advocated by the Secret London team, but we’ll allow it this summer. Summer Streets sees the iconic street pedestrianised between the two circuses (Oxford and Piccadilly), for a month of Sundays between July 15th and September 14th. Unlike the Oxford Street pedestrianisation, this is A) actually happening and B) will be bags of fun.
The eagle-eyed amongst you will notice that they’re spreading our the fun a little this year, rather than last year when the event was confined to July. The 2019 dates are July 14th, July 21st, August 18th, and September 15th, and happily, they’re packing a whole lot of stuff onto one street.
Shops and restaurants around Regent’s Street will all be partaking, resulting in “activities, entertainment, and food and drink offerings” across the four weekends. Or if you’d prefer to do your own catering, bring along a picnic basket and take in the city-centre on a lazy Sunday. Surrounding shops will also be offering one-day discounts, and live music will play every day.
Now into a seventh 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!
It’s not the only time a major London street will go quiet this summer – loads of the capital’s busiest streets will be closed to cars for the capital’s first car-free day.
Also published on Medium.