A guide to the Show

Every year we pedestrianise Regent Street from Piccadilly Circus to Oxford Circus to create a family-friendly environment for everyone to enjoy and for the 2018 Show, we put together this overview to help visitors get the most out of their day. To give you a flavour of what the Show involves, have a read of the below!

“If you’ve been coming to the event for years, we’re sure you’ll be seeking out your favourite regular features, but don’t miss out on our latest additions; new for 2018 we have a whole host of attractions to entertain all ages! If you’re joining us for the first time, there’s a lot to soak up… and a great opportunity for some amazing photos. Click here to see our event map that will help guide you through the Street.

At the Oxford Circus end of the Show, be sure to kick-off the month of November with a visit to the “Movember” pop-up barber – start your mo growth for the month ahead with a fresh shave on the Street with the Movember Foundation. While you’re there, why not enjoy the simulator experience next door?

Head south a little down the Street and the next stop-off is the Kids Zone; a must if you have the younger members of the family with you. This is a brand new Zone for 2018 where you’ll find TrackStars. Here, children aged between four and ten years old can enjoy some safe karting action on the Street for just £4. Greenpower will also be here – take part in their pit-stop challenge and hear about how they’re challenging young people to design, build and, ultimately, race an electric car. And for anyone who has ever enjoyed any of the Back to the Future films, the DeLorean ‘time machine’ is joining us straight from the film-set, complete with gull-wing doors and flux capacitor. A great selfie opportunity! The car will be the perfect backdrop for the elite song and dance group – West End Kids – who will be performing at 30 minutes past each hour throughout the Show.

Moving on down the Street beyond Maddox and Great Marlborough Streets, you’ll reach the Motoring Today Zone where more treats are in store! We have a fabulous collection of supercars, next to a showcase of the very latest from Triumph and Renault and, to keep the younger ones entertained, Scalextric will be on hand outside Hamleys with state-of-the-art gameplay.

Don’t miss the next stop on your travels down through Regent Street with the Illinois Route 66 Zone, brought to you by the Show’s title partner, the state of Illinois. Here you’ll find some stunning examples of iconic Americana and have the chance of winning the trip of a lifetime to enjoy Route 66 first hand. You’ve got to be in it to win it!

Before you know it, you’ll be marvelling at more than 100 pioneering pre-1905 horseless carriages that are on Regent Street ahead of participating in the following day’s annual Bonhams London to Brighton Run supported by Hiscox, in the Bonhams Veteran Car Zone – the biggest and best example of a veteran car Concours d’Elegance in the world. And if you’re opposite Beak Street at 14:45, you’ll even get to see the presentation of the Concours awards being made to the winning cars by none other than Alan Titchmarsh.

As you get nearer to Piccadilly Circus, you’ll reach the Motorsport Zone. Visit the team joining us from the Silverstone Classic – an event taking place next July, heralded as the biggest classic motorsport event in the world. You’ll get to see some stand-out cars from the historic motor racing scene, and have the chance to talk to the team about what’s planned for their event next year. Here we’re also joined by 2011 British Rally Championship winner, David Bogie as the series celebrates its diamond anniversary, and we’re thrilled to have the 2018 British Touring Car Championship winning car with us too, in this 60th anniversary year for BTCC.

And just before you get to Piccadilly Circus, you’ll be greeted by the Classic Motoring Zone! There’s plenty to enjoy here too, as we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the much-love Volkswagen Beetle with a very special guest appearance from Herbie. 2018 also marks some major anniversaries for Jaguar as well, and so we’re delighted that the Jaguar Drivers’ Club join us to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the XK120 and Mk V Saloon, and the 50th anniversary of the Jaguar XJ.

Be sure to wear comfy shoes!”