Regent's Park

Regent's Park. (Open Map)


One of London's most popular open spaces

Regent's Park was originally a hunting ground for Henry VIII, and it remained a royals-only retreat long after it was formally designed by John Nash in 1811; only in 1845 did it open to the public as a spectacular shared space.

Attractions run from the animal noises and odours of London Zoo to enchanting Open Air Theatre performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream that are an integral part of the London summer. Rowing boat hire, spectacular rose gardens, ice-cream stands and the Garden Café complete the picture.