Regent street is one of the main shopping arenas in London located in the west end of the city. French design, which was created by the architect John Nash in 1811 can be witnessed all through out the street from Oxford Circus to Piccadilly Circus.
Penhaligon's, one of the oldest perfumeries, is a shop in this street where this French style is well preserved. Founder of Penhaligon's, William Henry, is the court perfumer to the Queen Victoria. The store which was opened in 1870' is well-known for their floral fragrances. Hammam Bouquet and English Fern are just two of them popular among the shoppers today. Visitors are also have the opportunity of getting their own Personal Perfume Tests.
The world famous 'National Geographic' opened their first global retailer shop here in 2008. Exciting range of clothes, maps, foot ware, children's products, and eye wear are available in their three-story shop. Also if a visitor is keen on learning about the world while shopping, there are public lectures organized in their in house auditorium. World Class explorers, Photographers and authors who works for the National Geographic are always ready to educate people at these lectures. They make sure that visitors are spending the whole day at this store exploring wonders of the world!
Austin Reed, a store which has been supplying clothing needs of the Londoners and of the visitors for 180 years, is another place anyone shouldn't miss. Not only the clothes, but also there is a Beauty and Grooming Salon where London's leading stylists and beauticians will be doing the treatments. This elegant salon is equipped with the finest products in the world to ensure that they give the best service for their customers.
Other than these popular stores, shops like Apple, the Organic Pharmacy, Duchamp, Jaegar and Swarovski Crystallized are some of the shops which has the ability of attracting many visitors to the Street.
After a tiring shopping journey if anyone wants to quench their thirst , there are many eateries on the Regent Street. Veeraswamy, an old Indian restaurant, tops the list while there are many other places like Caffe Concerto, Cocoon restaurant and Austin's gives all what a tired shopper will desire for.
Visitors can get here by car, tube and buses. There are many car parks around the place. For those who shop at Thursdays night Westminster City Council offers special parking rate.
Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street