Be transported through the ages of design with a free festival on London’s iconic Regent Street
Whether you enjoy being one step ahead of time, curiously looking out for future innovations, or you are more of a Victorian, born in the wrong century, Sunday’s Transported by Design festival has got it all covered, as Regent Street will be divided into a past, present, and future zones.
The festival kicks off at noon and ends at 6pm. For one day only, Regent Street will be transformed into a spectacular display of transport designs, taking you back to the Victorian times, where you can see a horse drawn bus, and leading you from the present to the future. During the day, Regent Street will be closed to traffic for the first time this summer. This is part of ‘Summer Streets’, which sees Regent Street go traffic free every Sunday in July.
Transported by Design
The Transported by Design Festival is a free festival hosted by Transport for London (TfL) and the London Transport Museum, bringing heritage vehicles to the streets of central London. Not only will this give you a chance to see how Londoners used to travel back in the old days, but you will also have a chance to experience classic advertising posters, maps and signage from the past.
The festival will stretch all the way from Piccadilly Circus to Oxford Circus and will give visitors an idea of what the future of transport design may look like, while also giving great insight into its history and present.
There will be a range of fun activities for all ages, including a London Transport Museum pop up shop, a kid’s zone, a ‘Cycle Spin Fun’ zone hosted by Santander Cycles, and ‘Moquette Land’ – a hip showcase of the colourful fabric used on the transport network.
Within the ‘London 2040’ future zone you can see, hear, and feel what transport could look like in the future. Experience a sensory cinema, try virtual reality headsets, and take part in some ‘TED’-style talks on technology and design.
Sunday is part of TfL and London Transport Museum’s ‘Transported by Design’programme, an 18 month celebration of the links between transport and good design.
Μore information can be found on www.tfl.gov.uk/transportedbydesign.
What: Free Transported by Design festival
When: Sunday 3 July 2016 (noon – 6pm)
Where: Regent Street