The best in-store Christmas shopping experiences on Regent Street and St James’s
From limited-edition ranges to immersive installations: Regent Street and St James’s are bringing IRL shopping back with bells on this Christmas
From limited-edition ranges only available in store, to immersive installations enveloping shoppers in a wintery wonderland, Regent Street and St James’s are bringing IRL shopping back with bells on this Christmas.
Following on from its moving launch event featuring a performance from London Gay Men’s Chorus, Liberty London is offering a complimentary personalisation monogramming service until the end of the year, plus the chance to personalise further Christmas gifts including candles, fragrances and wine bottles.
Whether shopping for a fitness fanatic or that friend who dresses in athleisure wear on all occasions, some Lululemon kit is the ultimate treat. From 12 December, you can pick up an engraved bottle with your purchase – think of it like a Love Island accessory, but fancier.
Tommy Hilfiger, Regent Street
At Tommy Hilfiger, it’s all about making memories this Christmas. Shoppers are invited to create a personalised postcard – featuring themselves surrounded by a festive cityscape – to send to their loved ones. Don’t worry, there’s no drawing required. Instead, pop into the selfie station, choose your backdrop and have your postcard printed or emailed directly to you. Snap, snap!
L'Occitane, Regent Street
With its 100% recyclable window display and its 82% reduction on plastic compared to the previous festive period, it’s a good time to support French beauty favourite L'Occitane. This year's festive collection includes: an edit of eco-gifting options from plastic-free products to sustainable wrapping options; a festive fragrance with néroli and orchidée; a selection of baubles and crackers with a trio of products for men and women – all of which is presented in an immersive display.
Molton Brown, Regent Street
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, fragrance and bath products specialist Molton Brown is taking shoppers back to where it all began, with a limited-edition festive range: Jubilant Pine & Patchouli. Expect fresh pine scenes muddled with patchouli and red fruit to evoke the festive season. And if you only buy one thing? Make it the 900g Luxury Candle – only available in store.
Penhaligons, Regent Street
As part of its ‘a world of pure imagination’ installation, perfumery Penhaligons is reminding shoppers of the delights of IRL shopping, inviting them to be led by their noses as they 'step inside a world of sweet-smelling delights, a place where anything seems possible'. Whether or not you chance upon your new favourite scent, don’t forget to pick up a Christmas candle on your way out.
All that shopping will surely leave you peckish. Fortunately, the festive spirit carries over to the world-class restaurants spread across Regent Street and St James’s. Here’s what they have in store…
Tuck into a festive afternoon tea at The Langham. The five-star hotel has been transformed into a Cinderella-inspired wonderland in honour of the festive season, with an afternoon tea fit to match. The pièce de résistance – a pearlescent white chocolate shoe – is one for the ‘gram.
Gaucho, Regent Street
Over at the Piccadilly flagship of stellar steakhouse the Gaucho, a festive set menu awaits. Ideal for parties or larger groups, the menu options include a three-course lunch for £40, a three-house dinner for £55 or a signature Christmas menu at £65 for three courses or £75 for four. Alternatively, why not hire out the restaurant and treat your guests to festive canapés, cocktails and bubbles?
Heddon Street Kitchen, Heddon Street
Hoping to take the pressure off the big day? Let the talented team at Gordon Ramsay’s Heddon Street Kitchen take over the day’s chopping and roasting while you spend more time with your loved ones. Sip on champagne at the bar, then tuck into a four-course Christmas Day feast led by the restaurant's signature turkey wellington. The festive menu is offered on New Year’s Eve, too.
12 Days of Christmas Competition
Regent Street & St James's have come together to share an exciting selection of gifts. Be in with a chance to win special prizes from brands including Aspinal of London, Belstaff, Gaucho and more. The competition is running across the areas' Instagram channels, hoping to bring a bit of joy to everyone this Christmas season. So keep your eyes peeled on @RegentStreetW1 and @StJamesLondon for your chance to win. T&Cs apply.