Regent’s Park

Photo: Chmee2 / Wikipedia
Regent’s Park map location

Regent’s Park address

Address:
Regent’s Park is located at:
London NW1 4NR
Website:
The Regent’s Park website can be visited at www.royalparks.org.uk

How to get to Regent’s Park

When visiting Regent’s Park you can use the following:
Parking:
Find car parks near Regent’s Park
Minicabs:
Find minicab and taxi firms near Regent’s Park
Buses:
2, 13, 18, 27, 30, 74, 82, 113, 139, 189, 274, 453, C2
Bus fares in London
Trains:
Baker Street, Great Portland Street, Regent’s Park
Photo: Chmee2 / WikipediaBoating lake, Regent’s Park

Craig’s London blog> Read Craig’s review of Regent’s Park  Check out my London blog for a full review, with more photos

Regent’s Park Easy to get to? Good for kids? Value for money?n/a Worth a visit?203

Regent’s Park was originally part of Henry VIII’s hunting grounds, and ranks alongside St. James’s Park as London’s loveliest open space.

History of Regent’s Park

The park was designed by John Nash in the 1820s, and covers an area of 487 acres. He planned to fill it with aristocratic mansions – but only got as far as a ring of Regency architecture around the outer edge. Despite having the backing of the Prince Regent (later George IV) the cost of the project put paid to his grand plans, and only eight of his fifty-six villas were built.

It was closed to the public until the reign of Queen Victoria, and opened up for two days a week in 1845.

London Zoo, and open-air theatre

Regent’s Park has numerous attractions, including a Rose Garden, boating lake and outdoor theatre. Shakespeare’s plays are performed in the summer, along with food festivals and events.

At the northern end of the park is the world-famous London Zoo – Europe’s very first facility dedicated to the study and display of wild animals.

Whilst animal performances are still a big attraction, recent exhibits have focused more on conservation projects.

Regent’s Canal

Regent’s Canal was opened in 1820, and stretches the eight miles from Little Venice in the west to Docklands in the east. Numerous boat companies sell trips to Camden lock.

 
  • SarahCroft – “Regents park is definitely my favourite London park. It is nice to go there to get away from the busy shops which can get you down after a while. Sometimes it is nice to just sit and have your lunch by the lake on one of the benches watching the world go by, but most of the time I go to the inner Circle where you can buy a nice cup of tea and sit in the rose gardens. I have never been to the theatre, but that is there as well, if you like that kind of thing.”
  •  Guest – “My post is actually a question. Does anyone know if it is permissible to set up a small gazebo to picnic beneath within the park grounds?”
  • Admin – “The best people to ask are the park authorities. Their contact details can be found here -- royalparks.org.uk/parks/the-regents-par ... gents-park.”

If you like Regent’s Park, then you might also like…

> London Zoo London Zoo’s walk-through aviary and reptile house is home to every kind of living thing.
> St. James’s Park London’s most prestigious park – St. James’s is bordered by the Mall and Buckingham Palace.
> Primrose Hill Primrose Hill stands north of Regent’s Park, and boasts some of the finest views of London.
> Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre Check out our guide to
 

Buy our London guidebook 2017 – (read a free sample first)

500 pages packed with money saving tips, reviews, photos and street maps

Honest reviews of London’s most popular attractions and landmarks

Example itineraries – two weeks of ideas, including one week for kids

Insider tips – look inside Hampton Court, Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s for free

Bus and train fares – a detailed guide to the buses, trains, Oyster cards and fares

Amazon.com:  $3.99 ebook · $15.99 paperback
Amazon.co.uk:  £2.99 ebook · £11.99 paperback

Copyright © 2017 London Drum. All rights reserved · Contact London Drum · Privacy policy / Terms of use / Cookies
London City GuideSearch this site

Events guide

London blog

Read our review:
Trafalgar Square

Noise. Traffic noise. People noise. The sound of water falling on the fountains. Flags flapping against their metal pole… more

Read our review:
St. Michael Paternoster Royal

This tiny little church was Dick Whittington's local. He used to live next door. (We're talking about the 1390s, around… more

Read our review:
Downing Street

I would make a brilliant Prime Minister. And I'm not just saying that to blow my own trumpet (I don't even own a trumpet… more

London Pass

Save some money with London Pass Cheap entry into London attractions

London Pass

Learn more about London Pass

> Save moneyFree or discounted entry into top attractions

> Save timeJump the longest queues with Fast Track entry

Oyster card

Get an Oyster for the cheapest fares The easiest way to travel in London

Oyster card

Buy Oyster Cards Buy travelcardsBuy an Oyster card

> Save moneyGet the cheapest fares on London transport

> Easy to usePay as you go credit on the buses, boats and underground trains

Cheap tickets

Buy theatre tickets

Visitor Oyster cards