Gumball 3000, Regent Street

Regent Street, just South of Oxford Circus, is renowned for hosting a variety of extravagant events throughout the year, from the regulars such as the Summer Streets shopping and  Christmas Lights Switch On to newer and one off events including the very popular Lumiere Festival of Lights in January.

Gumball 3000 is a supercar rally which sees 100 supercars race through 5 countries in 7 days. On bank holiday Monday, May 2nd, Gumball made it’s way through London’s Regent Street, with a day of music, parades and special guests.

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The cars paraded down Regent Street throughout the evening
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F1 legend David Coulthard, Eve, AfroJack, David Haye, Bun B and many more special guest joined the festivities
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The cars spent the afternoon displayed on the street for pictures
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The extremely popular Bugatti Veyron stole the show
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Porsche
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Classic and Vintage motors joined the line-up

Despite not knowing too much about cars myself and having to have my boyfriend talk me through the makes and models, Gumball made for a fun day out. The event proved very popular, with Regent Street full of car enthusiasts setting up camp for the day, families with excited children and even people who had just stumbled across the event and come to see what was going on. The sunny weather and music provided by Absolute Radio also added to the atmosphere of the day.

To me, no matter what’s going on, Regent Street’s special events make for a great day out.

Upcoming events on Regent Street include:

July

Transported by Design – a celebration of the rich design heritage of TFL and vehicle design from the past, present and future

Summer Streets – traffic-free shopping with pop up activities

October

NFL on Regent Street – appearances from star players and interactive stations

November

Regent Street Motor Show – over 100 veteran cars will line the street

Christmas Lights Switch On – kick-starting the Christmas season with celebrity performances and a day of exclusive offers and experiences

Christmas Toy Parade – children’s favourite cartoon characters make a special appearance for meet and greets and interactive games

 

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