Regents Park is a leafy oasis bordering Camden Town and the West End. This well-to-do NW1 area is dominated by the 410-acre Royal Park, which was once the hunting ground for King Henry VIII, before the Prince Regent commissioned architect John Nash to transform the land in the early 19th century.
The vast green expanse – famously home to London Zoo as well as an open air theatre and lake – is surrounded by an Inner Circle, that contains the beautifully landscaped Queen Mary’s Gardens, and an Outer Circle where you will find John Nash’s elegant white stucco terraces and large mansions lining the park.
The Regent’s Park residential area – which has highly-desirable Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian properties with eye-watering prices to match ¬– stretches from Marylebone Road to the south, Hampstead Road to the east, Lisson Road to the west and up towards Primrose Hill in the north.
- The area is very well connected with three Zone 1 tube stations: Regents Park (Bakerloo), Great Portland Street (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan) and Baker Street which run the Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee and Metropolitan lines.
- Euston and Marylebone Station over ground stations are also in close proximity.
- There are a number of Bus routes serving Regent’s Park, including buses 2, 13, 18, 27, 30, 74, 82, 113, 139, 189, 274, 453 and C2.
FOOD & DRINK
- Iberica – Bright restaurant serving classic and modern Spanish dishes.
- Queens Head & Artichoke – Victorian pub with modern gastro menu.
- The Garden Café – Fabulous café in the heart of park with large gardens.
- RIBA Café and Restaurant – Rooftop patio makes a great spot for lunch.
- The Winter Garden – Inside eight-storey glazed atrium it offers a memorable dining experience.
THINGS TO DO
- Boating Lake – During the summer, you can hire rowing boats and swim and sunbathe by the large beach area.
- Open Air Theatre – Between May to September, the 1,240-seat auditorium runs Shakespeare plays, live music and food festivals.
- London Zoo – Home to the world’s first facility dedicated to the study and display of wild animals, you can see all creatures great and small from Lions and Pandas to Penguins and Bats.
- Camden Market – World-famous market sells clothes, jewellery, antiques and more.
- Regents Park – Offers a wide range of amenities including: sports pitches, children’s playgrounds and for green lovers’ Queen Mary’s Gardens.