A favourite of Oscar Wilde and Elizabeth Taylor -- the Cafe Royal in Piccadilly has been part of London life for 143 years. But for the last four years it's been closed for re-furbishment. Now, it's been transformed into a 159 room luxury hotel.
Mark Allvey talks about the history of the Cafe Royal, and a few of its celebrity guests....
The luxury hotel on Regent Street has reopened after a four year refurbishment.
The injuries sustained by two men after being stabbed in the West End are not thought to be life threatening. They were stabbed at around 3:30 Saturday morning and found near a McDonald's restaurant in Regent Street.
Vintage cars taking part in the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run went on show in Regent Street today.
The entire street was closed off for the event, as more than 300 vehicles were displayed -- spanning more than 125 years of motoring.
The Royal Automobile Club's 60 mile drive from the capital to the south coast is the longest running motoring event in the world -- and attracts entrants from across the globe.
Vintage cars set to take part in the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run went on show in Regent Street today. The Royal Automobile Club's 60 mile drive from the capital to the south coast is the longest running motoring event in the world, and attracts entrants from across the globe.
The event features over 300 cars spanning 125 years of motoring.
Britain's most famous toy shop Hamleys has been sold to a French firm for an estimated £60 million. Hamleys is 250 years old and has eight outlets in the UK and Ireland, including its seven-storey flagship store on London's Regent Street.
The classic British brand was mainly owned by nationalised Icelandic bank Landsbanki, which took over Baugur's stake when the investment group collapsed in the recession.
Bracken, a private equity group run by financier David Rowland, who is one of Britain's richest men and a Tory party donor, owned a minority stake. Its new owner is family-run Groupe Ludendo, which operates 300 toy stores across France, Belgium, Switzerland and Spain.
Bus no 94 had a collision with a van and crashed into an Itsu restaurant on Regent Street on Friday. There have been no reports of serious injuries.
London's most famous toy shop could be sold to a French firm, it's been reported today.
The Sunday Times says that Groupe Ludendo, which runs toy stores in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Spain, is in talks to buy Hamleys for around £60m.
Hamleys has eight outlets in the UK, including stores at St Pancras Station, Heathrow Airport and Stansted Airport. The flagship Regent Street shop was opened in 1881.