London isn’t short of green spaces, with some of the most beautiful gardens and parks that you can visit completely free. Spend a lazy afternoon away from the hustle and bustle of the city or a fun day out with the family. Regents Park – One of the 8 Royal Parks and home to the famous London Zoo. Regents Park – Best Parks in London.

Regents Park - Best Parks in London.
Regents Park – Best Parks in London.

Things to know About Regents Park

Regent’s Park is one of the eight Royal Parks and was named after the Playboy Prince ( Regent) who was later known as King George IV. The Park covers an area of 395 acres and is homes the famous London Zoo. It spread across 2 of London’s most famous Borough’s – The City of Westminster and London Borough of Camden.

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Regents Park - Best Parks in London.
Regents Park – Best Parks in London.

It is easy to take these parks for granted, yet most of them offer far more than just a walk in the park. Regents Park gives you a chance to sunbathe, enjoy a game of cricket or even a boat ride. It is home to numerous attractions that bring in a steady stream of visitors from London and beyond.

Is Regents Park Free to Enter? Like most Royal Parks in London Regents park is free to enter and a lovely day out that costs nothing.

Regents Park - Best Parks in London.
The Canal – Regents Park – Best Parks in London

Things to do in Regents Park – Best Parks in London.

  • Explore the famous Rose garden.
  • Marvel at the fascinating views from Primrose Hill.
  • Play Tennis
  • Bird Watching.
  • Open Air Theatre.
  • Take a boat ride on Regents Canal.
  • Enjoy a game of cricket in play ground.
  • Visit London Zoo – the world’s oldest scientific zoo. ( Admission Fee applies.)

Regents Park - Best Parks in London
Regents Park

Inner and Outer Circle of Regents Park – Best Parks in London.

The park has an outer ring road called the Outer Circle (4.45 km) and an inner ring road called the Inner Circle (1 km). The inner ring road surrounds the most popular section of the park – Queen Mary’s Gardens.

The park is reserved for pedestrians only.

Regents Canal –

Running through the northern end of the park is Regent’s Canal. The Canal starts at Little Venice and ends in the Docklands and is part of London’s Grand Union Canal. The Canal passes thorough parks, Camden Market and London’s historic docks and is a great way to see the historic sites of the city on a boat.

Cafes in Regents Park

There are a few cafes within the park that you can visit and take refreshing break. The one which I really admire is the Garden Café near Queen Mary’s Garden. It serves hot and cold beverages and some light refreshment. The cafe overlooks beautiful rose gardens and is a great place to relax and soak in the atmosphere.

Regents Park - Best Parks in London.
Cafe Regents Park
Cafe Regents Park - Best Parks in London.
The Cafe @ Regents Park

Primrose Hill  

Primrose Hill has a character all of its own and can be divided into 2 different areas.The hilltop park with it’s panoramic views overlooking Regent’s Park and the city of London. The upmarket residential area with its celebrity residents such as Kate Moss, Jude Law, Ewan McGregor and Sadie Frost. It is home to some chic gastropubs and boutiques. Primrose Hill is separated from Regent’s Park by Prince Albert Road and the ZSL London Zoo.

ZSL London Zoo 

Situated on the northern edge of The Regent’s Park is the famous London Zoo.The London Zoo claims to be the oldest Scientific Zoo in the world and houses a collection of over 700 species of animals. Is there an Entry charge to London? There is an entry charge to the London Zoo.

London Zoo - Regents Park - Best Parks in London.
The London Zoo

The Avenue Gardens 

These Victorian style gardens are located at the end of the Broad walk near Chester Gate and include the Bog Garden, English Gardens and Lion Vase.

Regents Park - One of the 8 Royal Parks and home to the famous London Zoo. Regents Park - Best Parks in London.

Queen Mary’s Garden

This is one of the most famous parts of the park and attracts visitors from around the world. Queen Mary’s Garden is a world-famous for its roses and was named after the wife of King George V. The rose garden houses London’s largest collection of roses.

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Rose Garden – Regents Park –

The Open Air Theatre 

The Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park is the oldest, professional, permanent outdoor theatre in Britain. It offers a range of theatre, music, comedy and film events each year from May to September.

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The Open Air Theatre

How to get to Regents Park – Best Parks in London.

The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill are highly accessible by public transport. The nearest tube station to Regents Park is Regent’s Park on the (Bakerloo line) and Camden Town (Northern line)     

Is there parking in Regents Park ? There are car parking facilities available but would recommend using public transport due to the limited spaces available. The postcode for Regents Park car park is NW1 4NR. (This is for guidance only as the park covers a large area.)

Map of Regents Park – Best Parks in London.

Map of Regents Park - Best Parks in London.
Regents Park Map

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Relax on a sunny day – Regents Park
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31 COMMENTS

  1. very interesting.. pics are also complimenting the superb writeup bro..really like..just a suggestion.. use a wide angle lens to take the pics..as it helps tell more visually as well..
    ps: mentioning one or more trivia eg. escapades of prince playboy can make a fun read..

  2. It’s so funny you posted about Regents Park – I think it’s completely underrated. I live not too far away, and whenever I tell visitors to walk around, they’re confused why I say Regents Park instead of Hyde Park. I think Regents Park is just gorgeous and has so much to offer. It’s the best little secret!

  3. I’m going to be in London soon! And I love visiting green spaces, so I’ll definitely have to check out Regent Park! I think a visit to the Garden Cafe near Queen Mary’s Garden might be in order as well! Thanks for these timely tips! 🙂

  4. London is one of my favorite places in the world. I have stayed there for 2 years right after college and I consider it as my second home. Still have a lots of friends there. Thank you for sharing this post. I am taking it as a sign to visit them again plus, I miss all those beautiful outdoor parks.

  5. It is always a great way to spend a lazy afternoon with family, amidst lush green gardens. This royal Regent Park looks a perfect place to hide away from busy city life. I love flowers and therefore I would love to roam around 12,000 roses in Queen Mary’s garden. Thanks for sharing the map and tips on accessibility through public transportation.

  6. I had no idea that London offers such a jewel. I have been there quite many times but never discovered the Regents park, even though I heard of that. But your photos are giving me such beautiful impressions, these plants and flowers make the park look almost like a botanical garden.
    And you even have the Regent’s Canal there, which makes the whole scenery even more adorable. I am sure during a hot summer London city day this might be a perfect place to cool down and refill the batteries.

  7. WOW such an interesting article. I’ll now know what to do at Regent’s Park and how to get there next time I’m looking for a day out in London. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I love parks in general, and these pictures just make me want to visit London all the more! I would love to go to the green hill-top and enjoy the panorama from there. You seemed to have a totally fun time with your kinds

  9. I’d heard of Regent Park but that map really puts it in perspective how big it is! There is enough for both active and leisurely visitors to do. The gardens are my favorite!

  10. What a beautiful place to spend the day. I love that there is so much history to learn about in amongst so much natural beauty. I think it is fantastic that when you visit Regents Park, you can also visit the London Zoo.

  11. Wow, 395 acres seems like a natural reserve. I’ve spent a week in London, but didn’t get to visit any of the eight royal parks. It was in early April and the weather wasn’t exactly great for outdoors. Hopefully next time I’m in London it will be sunny so that I can visit the Regent’s Park. It looks indeed very beautiful.

  12. I love London and its many parks. Thanks for including the map of Regents Park it helps to plan an outing there. The Garden Cafe has definitely got my attention, I just have to plan our trip now. Thanks for the information.

    • Garden cafes are a great place to relax and sip on a hot beverage in the park. Hope you can visit it soon

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