Travel Guide /

Regent Street Travel Guide and Information.

Travel Guide :: England :: London :: West End :: Regent Street

Regent Street

Regent Street was designed by John Nash and built between 1813 and 1823. It was originally a majestic road between the Prince Regents 'Carlton House in St James Park and Regents Park. This was London's first answer to congestion as well as its first conscious attempt to clear the slums and in so doing segregate the classes. Since the first rebuilding of the street in 1898, much of John Nash's original plan has been destroyed. Regent Street is now lined with expensive, luxurious shops which compete with huge well-known and loved department stores such as Hamley's (the renowned toy store) and Liberty (since 1875) which sells its wares behind its mock-Tudor fa?ade on Great Marlborough Street.


Photos of Regent Street

Regent Street Photo

Regent Street Photos (5)

Location of Regent Street





Other Travel Guides

Kensington Gardens

Kensington gardens and Hyde Park merge into one at the east end. Originally Kensington gardens were the grounds of Kensington Palace and it was not u ....

Read more

Bank

Bank is not merely the financial sector but also offers some of the finest architecture in the city. Unfortunately, what we see today are the remains ....

Read more

St. Neot

An absolute charm in the heart of Cornwall, St. Neot is a wee but wonderful place. Winner of the Village of the Year, St. Neot has a reputation for f ....

Read more

Leicester Square

In the square, would-be theatre goers queue at the half-price ticket booth while touts endeavour to entice them away. Street entertainers bring the sq ....

Read more