At 410 acres, Regent's Park is the largest single Royal Park in the area of Central London, making it somewhat larger than nearby Hyde Park. It is a popular refuge where locals love to come and trade the bustle of the city for the sights and sounds of nature.
There are many things to do in Regent's Park. Major attractions in the park include the world renowned London Zoo located at the northern end and the Open Air Theatre where outdoor plays are enjoyed throughout the summertime. Other features include a boating lake, tennis courts, children's playgrounds a bandstand, and numerous villas. In the southeast corner there is a formal Italian Garden and an informal English Garden.
The park has a 4.3 km road skirting the perimeter called the Outer Circle and another circular road forming a small circle inside the park called the Inner Circle. Inside this inner circle are the carefully manicured Queen Mary's Gardens. Other than these two roads and two roads linking them, the park is only accessible to pedestrians. Three sides of the park are lined with the stucco terraces of homes designed by renowned London architect John Nash during the early 1800s.
While visiting Regent's Park you may also want to stroll into adjoining Primrose Hill Park at the northern end. From this elevated vantage point you will enjoy some spectacular views across London and you can also see down into the London Zoo.
To make sure you don't go hungry while visiting the park, there are several good places to eat within. These include the Boathouse Cafe, the Garden Cafe, the Honest Sausage and the Cow and Coffee Bean and a couple of Refreshment Points.
The park opens at 5am daily and closes around 8pm.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Regent's ParkFee: No
Some attractions may have reduced hours or be closed due to COVID-19. Please verify opening hours with the attraction before visiting.
- Monday: 5:00 am - 9:30 pm
- Tuesday: 5:00 am - 9:30 pm
- Wednesday: 5:00 am - 9:30 pm
- Thursday: 5:00 am - 9:30 pm
- Friday: 5:00 am - 9:30 pm
- Saturday: 5:00 am - 9:30 pm
- Sunday: 5:00 am - 9:30 pm
London NW1 4NR
Phone: +44 300 061 2300
Reginald W. Jul-02-2017
Absolutely a dream park, combining wide open spaces, beautifully established trees, elegant formal gardens, lakes, a brook, a canal, wildlife and "tamelife"... Read More
Matt G. Nov-08-2020
Very nice city park for strolling. Paved walk paths, rose garden, cafe, tennis, open air theatre, zoo. Very green. Good for cycling. Quick walk from... Read More
Valeria F. Jan-18-2020
Amazing place!!! I've been here so many times with so many people, and it's always pleasant having a walk around here. Has the lake with boats (still need... Read More
Accommodations near Regent's Park:
|Tube Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Northern Line||Camden Town||13 Minutes|
|Bakerloo Line||Regents Park||1 Minute|
|Circle, Bakerloo, Jubilee, Metropolitan, Harmmersmith & City Lines||Baker Street||4 MInutes|
How to get to Regent's Park by Tube
From Camden Town Station exit on the right-hand side and walk along Parkway, then right on Prince Albert Road until you reach the traffic-light controlled pedestrian crossing. Cross left here and walk over the Regent's Canal footbridge.
From Regent's Park Station exit and turn right. Cross Marylebone Road and turn left immediately into Park Square East.
From Baker Street Station exit to your right and walk to the end of Baker Street and Cross Park Road.
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