Gumball 3000 rolls into London for one day only

© Gumball 3000/Cult PR

The Gumball rally takes in 3,000 miles across two continents and five countries in seven days
© Gumball 3000/Cult PR

This Sunday (8 June), Regent Street will turn into London’s most expensive car park as the cars of the Gumball rally roll into town. The iconic shopping thoroughfare will be closed off to regular vehicle traffic for a one-day festival, with the actual Gumball cars arriving around 6pm.

For those who don’t know, the Gumball 3000 rally sees 120 supercars and their drivers crossing 3,000 miles across five countries and two continents over seven days. Gumball actually has its roots in London as its founder Maximillion Cooper started it here in 1999. Having started in Miami, Florida, on Wednesday, it will be making its UK pitstops in Edinburgh, Manchester and London on Sunday, before ending in Ibiza on June 11.

© Gumball 3000/Cult PR

See some pricey cars up close on the streets of London
© Gumball 3000/Cult PR

Ahead of the rally’s arrival, Regent Street will be hosting a free street festival during the day, featuring extreme sports demonstrations, live music, celebrities, a kids’ zone and car displays. The talented and bizarre acts from top London nightspot Cirque Le Soir will also be venturing out of their Soho home to show their skills to the public on Regent Street.

Gumball founder Maximillion will also be celebrating his joint hen and stag party ahead of his marriage to the American rapper Eve – who will also be attendance – so this year’s rally and after-party is set to be a big one!

  • The Gumball Festival and rally takes place on Regent Street on Sunday 8 June 2014. Noon-11pm. Nearest tube: Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus. For more information, visit the Gumball 3000 website.

For a guide of what else is on in London this month, click here.

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About LondonMetroGirl

Media professional who was born, brought up and now works in London. My blog is a guide to London - what's on, festivals, history, restaurant reviews and attractions, as well as the odd travel piece. All images on my blog are © Memoirs Of A Metro Girl, unless otherwise specified. Do not use without seeking permission first.

Posted on 7 June 2014, in Activities, Festivals, London and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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