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

Official Website: Regent's Park

Fee: No

Closed Now

Regular Hours:

  • 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

Category: Parks

Address: Chester Road
London NW1 4NR
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 300 061 2300

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
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5 Star Rating This park is a dream. If you're short on time and deciding between Hyde and Regent's, go with Regent's! It's so beautiful and filled with so many gems, like... Read More

Darya S. Mar-22-2019

5 Star Rating The most beautiful park I've ever been it. The landscaping is done so well. So many beautiful flowers and art. Could walk around here all day! Read More

Sanjula S. Oct-12-2019

4 Star Rating A very beautiful park with a lot of open space and different areas with different characters. This was my first time to this park and I could spend a... Read More

Joe T. Aug-28-2017

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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 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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