Regent's Park and Primrose Hill

Exploring the many interesting sights and activities in Regent's Park and adjacent Primrose Hill can easily occupy an entire day

Enjoying the View of London from Primrose Hill
Enjoying the View of London from Primrose Hill cc licensed photo by o_ise

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

Fee: No

Address: Chester Rd, London NW1 4NR, UK

Phone: 0300 061 2300

Official Website: The Regent's Park

Directions

Tube Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Northern LineCamden Town13 Minutes
Bakerloo LineRegents Park1 Minute
Circle, Bakerloo, Jubilee, Metropolitan, Harmmersmith & City LinesBaker Street4 MInutes

How to get to The Regent's Park London 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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Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5The Regent's Park Star Rating

4 Star Rating A lovely place, even in the middle of winter. There's still flowers in bloom in mid February, and people wandering about at all times of the day. Perfect for a nice jog, a stroll with the kids or just to sit and read a book. Close to loads of amenities, and with easy public transit links, it's a great place to see.

Alicia Noriega Velasco - 4 days ago

5 Star Rating These gardens are easily accessible in central London. There are a multitude of entrances and plenty of large maps to help you navigate your way around the park. I noticed a few cafes around but the main attraction for me were the stunning gardens. There are many benches so lots of space to enjoy the park. Overall well worth a visit.

Heath Watton - 10 days ago

4 Star Rating Nice park worth to visit. You can spend nice evening here for a picnic or just a walk. This is also a good park for a running because it is not so crowded. There are various birds to watch or you can also feed the squirrels, BUT only with the natural nuts not the salted ones!

Mark Foreland - 11 days ago

5 Star Rating I liked the area there it was very open and was much smaller inside than it was outside. Me and mum went there to see. It was green with nice vegetation and trees a nice tennis court and a kids play area. We even saw ducks! Overall a nice park to visit after if you're nearby.

Stefanos Zenonos - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating It is very regal and spacious in size. One sees many owners with their dogs and people running/walking through. Some are even sitting on the benches if the weather is agreeable. I think it will take about an hour to walk through the whole of Regent's park. I took a walk through this park when I visited London zoo. It was very chilly and cold, but the scenery was beautiful.

Jesus Christ - 2 months ago

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Enjoy this video showcasing some of the spectacular color and scenery throughout Regent's Park

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