The Regent's Park London
The Regent's Park is one of London’s most exciting parks. The Park contains top London attractions such as London Zoo, The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and Primrose Hill. It boasts almost 100 acres of sports facilities making it a favorite for sporting events.
The Regent's Park History
After being used for a variety of uses in 1811, architect John Nash was commissioned by the Prince Regent to create a plan for the area. The plan included a grand palace and villas but these were later dropped from the plan. However, the planned terraces of houses around the edges of the park were built. In 1835 it was opened to the general public for a couple of days a week.
The Regent's Park Attractions & Activities
The Park has gone through a number of upgrades over the years and now offers “The Hub”, the largest outdoor sports facility in London. Take your pick from Tennis, Netball, Athletics, Cricket, Softball, Rounders, Football, Hockey, Australian Rules Football, Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee and Running. The Park also hosts 3 playgrounds to keep the kids occupied. The Regent's Park is a favorite for cyclists who ride around the outer circle.
Lovers of theatre will enjoy the Open Air Theatre in The Regent’s Park. It is the only professional, outdoor theatre in Britain and offers a selection of events and performances from May through to September.
The London Zoo is the world's oldest scientific zoo and will delight with a range of activities for the entire family.
Primrose Hill is found on the northern side of The Regent's Park and is one of the best spots to see and photograph the London skyline.
The Park offers a number of restaurants and cafes or you can bring along a luxury picnic from Flemings and enjoy it in the Park.
The Regent's Park forms the northern point of the triangle of London Parks that surround Flemings Mayfair. The Park is just over 10 minutes by car or taxi, 15 minutes away by underground and can be accessed from both Regents Park and Baker Street Tube stations. Or if you fancy a walk through Marylebone it will take about 30 mins.
You can download The Regents’ Park map here
The Regent's Park opening times are: 05:00 - 21:30