Regents Park- A fun day out in London.

London isn’t short of green spaces, with some of the most beautiful parks that you can visit completely free and spend a lazy afternoon or a fun day with the family. It’s easy to take them for granted. After all, they do just lie there yet most offer far more than just a chance to sunbathe, cricket pitches, swimming spots and even deer.

IMG_8229Regent’s Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers an area of 395 acres. It is named after Prince Regent, sometimes known as the playboy prince, who later became King George IV.IMG_8216

The park lies partly in the City of Westminster and partly in the London Borough of Camden. Today, it has dozens of attractions that bring in a steady stream of visitors from London and beyond. A lovely day out and costs nothing.IMG_8259The park has an outer ring road called the Outer Circle (4.45 km) and an inner ring road called the Inner Circle (1 km), which surrounds the most carefully tended section of the park, Queen Mary’s Gardens. Apart from two link roads between these two, the park is reserved for pedestrians. Running through the northern end of the park is Regent’s Canal, which connects the Grand Union Canal to London’s historic docks.

There are a few cafes within the park that you can visit but the one which I really admire is the Garden Café near the Queen Mary’s Garden.

Some of the main parts of this park that you would want to cover are :

Primrose Hill  A grassy hill topped by a viewpoint, Primrose Hill has a character all of its own – it is separated from Regent’s Park by Prince Albert Road and the ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo Situated on the northern edge of The Regent’s Park, London Zoo houses a collection of 755 species of animals, making it one of the largest collections in the UK.london-zoo

The Avenue Gardens These Victorian style gardens are located at the end of the Broad walk near Chester Gate and include the Bog Garden, English Gardens and Lion Vase.IMG_8282Queen Mary’s Gardens  Queen Mary’s Garden is a world-famous garden named after the wife of King George V. The rose garden is London’s largest collection of roses with approximately 12,000 roses.

Open Air Theatre With one of the largest auditoria in London, the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park is the oldest, professional, permanent outdoor theatre in Britain. It offers a range of theatre, music, comedy and film events each year from May to September.IMG_8273

Regent’s Park Allotment Garden  A food garden that features a wide range of fruits and vegetables and information on growing techniques. The garden is located at the corner of Chester Road and The Inner Circle.

Getting there The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill are highly accessible by public transport. There are car parking facilities available but would recommend public transport due to the limited spaces and the best way to discover London is by foot. you are using a mobile device, the postcode for the park is NW1 4NR, but note this is for guidance only as the park covers a large area.IMG_8257

The Tube stations closest to Regent’s Park are:

·        Regent’s Park (Bakerloo line)

·        Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle & Metropolitan lines)

·        Baker Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan & Bakerloo lines)

·        St John’s Wood (Jubilee line)

·        Camden Town (Northern line)

https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/the-regents-park

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25 thoughts on “Regents Park- A fun day out in London.

  1. very interesting.. pics are also complimenting the superb writeup bro..really like..just a suggestion.. use a wide angle lens to take the pics..as it helps tell more visually as well..
    ps: mentioning one or more trivia eg. escapades of prince playboy can make a fun read..

  2. London is one of those places me and husband wants to visit. Will note this places you shared, thanks😊

  3. It’s so funny you posted about Regents Park – I think it’s completely underrated. I live not too far away, and whenever I tell visitors to walk around, they’re confused why I say Regents Park instead of Hyde Park. I think Regents Park is just gorgeous and has so much to offer. It’s the best little secret!

  4. I’m going to be in London soon! And I love visiting green spaces, so I’ll definitely have to check out Regent Park! I think a visit to the Garden Cafe near Queen Mary’s Garden might be in order as well! Thanks for these timely tips! 🙂

  5. London is one of my favorite places in the world. I have stayed there for 2 years right after college and I consider it as my second home. Still have a lots of friends there. Thank you for sharing this post. I am taking it as a sign to visit them again plus, I miss all those beautiful outdoor parks.

  6. It is always a great way to spend a lazy afternoon with family, amidst lush green gardens. This royal Regent Park looks a perfect place to hide away from busy city life. I love flowers and therefore I would love to roam around 12,000 roses in Queen Mary’s garden. Thanks for sharing the map and tips on accessibility through public transportation.

  7. I had no idea that London offers such a jewel. I have been there quite many times but never discovered the Regents park, even though I heard of that. But your photos are giving me such beautiful impressions, these plants and flowers make the park look almost like a botanical garden.
    And you even have the Regent’s Canal there, which makes the whole scenery even more adorable. I am sure during a hot summer London city day this might be a perfect place to cool down and refill the batteries.

  8. WOW such an interesting article. I’ll now know what to do at Regent’s Park and how to get there next time I’m looking for a day out in London. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I love parks in general, and these pictures just make me want to visit London all the more! I would love to go to the green hill-top and enjoy the panorama from there. You seemed to have a totally fun time with your kinds

  10. I’d heard of Regent Park but that map really puts it in perspective how big it is! There is enough for both active and leisurely visitors to do. The gardens are my favorite!

  11. What a beautiful place to spend the day. I love that there is so much history to learn about in amongst so much natural beauty. I think it is fantastic that when you visit Regents Park, you can also visit the London Zoo.

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