London area of Regent's Park guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Regent's Park neighbourhood

Regent's Park is a huge, thriving green expanse in the heart of the capital consisting of two circular areas (an Inner and Outer Circle). At one-time a hunting ground for the ever-ebullient Henry VIII, the Prince Regent (later King George IV) commissioned royal architect John Nash to transform the land in the early 19th century. Now most famously associated with London Zoo - positioned over on the north-east corner of the park - an open-air theatre, ornate bandstand, large boating lake, huge mosque and 100-acre sports field add to its many attractions. The rest of its 410 acres consists of vast open parkland interspersed with formal, landscaped gardens. Dating back to the 1930s, Queen Mary's Gardens are still regularly and fastidiously tended, while the rose gardens burst at the seams with over 30,000 flowers. A number of pretty eateries also populate the park, while Primrose Hill (to the north) is heaving with trendy cafes and bars, not to mention some fantastic views over Westminster and the City. The park's a worthy attraction in itself, and if you're visiting the zoo or theatre, do make sure you take a couple of hours out to explore the elegant surroundings. If you're staying nearby in one of the charming hotels, try an early morning walks when the park is at its most beautiful. The annual Freeze Art Fair takes place in the south of the park every October, attracting some of the art world's most famous faces for five days of schmoozing.

See our recommended nearby Regent's Park Hotels, Events, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Pubs, Leisure, and Meeting Venues.

Regent's Park Hotels

in or near Regent's Park
Holiday Inn Camden Lock Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
30 Jamestown Road, NW1
Housed in an exciting modernist 'white box' building, and with some of London's maddest and most entertaining shopping and nightlife on the doorstep, the Holiday Inn ... More
 
 
 
Danubius Hotel Regents Park
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
18 Lodge Road, NW87JT
Stunning views of Lord's Cricket Ground makes this the hotel of choice for cricket enthusiasts, but it has plenty of other advantages too. A program ... More
 
 
 
Thistle Euston Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
43 Cardington Street, NW1
Within three minutes walk of Euston Station, between Regent's Park and the British Museum and close to Kings Cross Station, this modern hotel offers guests a ... More
 
 
 

Regent's Park Events

in or near Regent's Park
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Open Air Theatre
London > Events > Theatre
Regent's Park, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, Regent's Park, London NW1
A mainstay of summer in London, the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre opens its doors for another season in 2017, opening with On the Town, directed ... More
 
 
 

Regent's Park Entertainment

in or near Regent's Park
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Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Inner Circle, Regent's Park, Regent's Park, London NW1
If stuffy auditoriums aren't your thing, the Open Air Theatre in the heart of Regent's Park offers a chance to enjoy quality theatre under a star-lit ... More
 
 
 

Regent's Park Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Regent's Park
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ZSL London Zoo
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Regent's Park Outer Circle, Regent's Park, London NW1
London Zoo in Regent's Park is one of the world's most famous zoos and home to over 12,000 animals. 'Meet the Animals' shows are held daily, ... More
 
 
 
The New Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bernard Baron Pavilion, Regent\'s Park, Outer Circle, Regent's Park, London NW1
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Regent's Canal
London > Attractions > Sights
Off Prince Albert Road, Regent's Park, London NW1
Built to join up the Grand Junction Canal with the Thames, Regent’s Canal was named after the Prince Regent (later King George IV) - a friend ... More
 
 
 

Regent's Park Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Regent's Park.
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Swan & Edgar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
43 Linhope Street, Regent's Park, London NW1
Literary lovers will feel very much at home at the Swan & Edgar, Marylebone's boozer with a bookish theme. Not only is the bar made up ... More
 
 
 
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The Pembroke Castle
London > Nightlife > Pubs
150, Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill, Regent's Park, London NW1
Everyone knows that Primrose Hill has one of the best views in the city. On a summer's eve why not take a walk to the summit, ... More
 
 
 
The Albert
London > Nightlife > Pubs
11 Princess Road, Regent's Park, London NW1
Pub ... More
 
 
 

Regent's Park Leisure

Regent's Park gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Regent's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London NW1
Regent's Park is a huge, thriving green expanse in the heart of the capital consisting of two circular areas (an Inner and Outer Circle). At one-time ... More
 
 
 
North London Lions
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Regent's Park, Regent's Park, London NW1
Australian Football ... More
 
 
 
Queen Mary's Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Inner Circle, Regent's Park, Regent's Park, London NW1
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Regent's Park Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Regent's Park.
The Hub
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Royal Parks Agency, The Outer Circle, Regents Park, entrance via Monkey Gate, opposite Primrose, Regent's Park, London NW1
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ZSL London Zoo
London > Business > Venue Hire
Regent's Park, Regent's Park, London NW1
London Zoo in Regent's Park is one of the world's most famous zoos and home to over 12,000 animals. 'Meet the Animals' shows are held daily, ... More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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