Regent’s Park is, along with Hyde Park, London's most popular park, and is a definite favourite amongst locals.
This area was owned by the Dukes of Portland until Henry VIII purchased the land and used it as one of his many hunting grounds.
In 1811 the land was redesigned and landscaped transforming it into a well-kept park that opened to the public in 1838.
Regent’s Park is a green oasis and is the largest area in the city dedicated to sports. Londoners can enjoy different sports in the park such as hockey, tennis, football (soccer), rugby and athletics, among many other outdoor activities. It is also possible to row in the park's artificial lake.
Although it is famous for its sports, Regent’s Park also offers its visitors beautiful plants, with over 400 types of roses, a dazzling lake, which is home to many species of birds, neoclassical villas, an open-air theatre and even a mosque. Last but not least, the park is also home to the London Zoo, which opened in 1828.
If you are lucky enough to enjoy a sunny day in London, we recommend visiting Regent’s Park, one of the city’s most captivating parks. If you’re in the area, you can also combine your visit to Regent's Park with Madame Tussauds wax museum.
North West London
Every day from 5 am to dusk
Tube station: Regent’s Park (Bakerloo line), Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle & Metropolitan lines) and Baker Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan and Bakerloo lines).
Buses: 2, 13, 18, 27, 30, 74, 82, 113, 139, 189, 274, 453 and C2.