Celebrate the past, present and future of the car on Regent Street when the UK’s largest free motor show takes over the street, usually in November. Stretching from Oxford Circus to Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street remains a traffic-free zone between 10.30 am-4pm.
Since 2005, the event has packed the elegant street with more than 100 veteran cars, racing cars, bikes and supercars. This is a unique opportunity for visitors to wander among the cars and chat to the owners. And if cars aren’t really your thing, it’s also an ideal time for some retail therapy. This stretch of Regent Street is home to some of London’s most stylish shops.
Previous motor show highlights include collections of Ford Capris, Minis and, in 2018, eight classic Beetles (Volkswagen Type 1) which were on display to celebrate the car’s 80th anniversary. One of the much-loved Beetle’s starring roles was in the Disney film, Herbie the Love Bug. There was even the chance to see the real Herbie!
Not surprisingly, the classic car section is one of the most popular sections of the show. The Veteran Car Zone displays around a hundred historic cars, with drivers and passengers in period costume. Get a second chance for a viewing the following morning when, together with around another 300 cars, they set off from Hyde Park on the Bonham’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.
The next Regent Street Motor Show is scheduled to take place in November 2023. Check for final confirmation and more information about the event in the autumn.