Regent Street is a major shopping street in the West End of London. It is named after George, the Prince Regent (later George IV) and was laid out under the direction of the architect John Nash and James Burton. The street runs from Waterloo Place in St James’s at the southern end, through Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus, to All Souls Church. From there Langham Place and Portland Place continue the route to Regent’s Park.
Regent Street is one of the most famous shopping streets in the world, with a wide variety of high-end shops, including Burberry, Gucci, Prada, and Louis Vuitton. It is also home to a number of popular tourist attractions, such as the Regent Street Christmas lights and the world-famous Hamleys toy store.
The street is easily accessible by public transport, with several bus routes and the Bakerloo, Central, and Northern tube lines all stopping nearby.