One of the most famous shopping streets in London, Regent Street is named after the Prince Regent, who later became King George IV, and is a wonderful, wide, sweeping street with outstanding architectural facades reaching from Piccadilly Circus to Wigmore Street.
Every building on Regent Street is under Grade 2 protected status to prevent them being torn down for redevelopment.
Christmas Lights are a tradition here. Shopping is even more of a tradition.
High class stores set the trend.You will find the very first Apple store opened in Europe, and the largest Apple store worldwide. Other stores include Austin Reed's flagship store, Dickens and Jones, the upmarket brand of House of Fraser, the six story Hamleys toy store, largest toy store in the world until overtaken by the New York Toys R'Us store in the 1990's, and the Liberty department store. In addition, on Regent Street you will find Broadcasting House, the formal address being on Langham Place, this is the headquarters of the BBC, British Broadcasting Corporation. The Crown Estate owns Regent Street and has its own headquarters there. The closest Tube stations are situated at Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus.