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, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, 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
 
 
 
Melia White House Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
Albany Street, NW1
The Meliá White House is located next to London's popular Regent's Park and is within easy walking distance of Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus. The hotel ... More
 
 
 

Regent's Park Events

in or near Regent's Park
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Hobson's Choice
London > Events > Theatre
Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, Regent's Park, London NW1
Cobbler Henry Horatio Hobson has three daughters, all of whom he takes for granted, forcing them to work in his shop unpaid. When the oldest and ... 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
 
 
 
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The Dublin Castle
London > Entertainment > Live Music
94 Parkway, Regent's Park, London NW1
Internationally famous music venue and pub offering cheap drinks, dancing and live music from up-and-coming bands. Legendary on the indie scene, the Dublin Castle, thanks to ... More
 
 
 
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The Forge Arts Venue
London > Entertainment > Live Music
3-7 Delancey Street, Regent's Park, London NW1
The Forge is a purpose-built acoustically-designed concert venue in the heart of London's Camden Town. Housed in a sustainable, architecturally designed building, boasting both a RIBA ... 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
 
 
 
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Primrose Hill
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Primrose Hill Road, Regent's Park, London NW3
This small, grassy, hilly park, boasting fantastic views over London, has become increasingly popular with the young, the trendy and the famous – particularly from the ... More
 
 
 
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Jewish Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, Regent's Park, London NW1
The Jewish Museum in Camden reopens on Wednesday 17th March 2010 following a £10 million transformation which brings the collections of the Jewish Museum and the ... More
 
 
 

Regent's Park Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Regent's Park
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Primrose Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
69 Gloucester Avenue, Regent's Park, London NW1
Sugar-coated cupcakes are not just beloved by kids. Co-owners of Primrose Bakery, Martha Swift and Lisa Thomas, have made a business out of supplying delicately decorated ... More
 
 
 
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Primrose Hill Books
London > Shopping > Books
134 Regent's Park Road, Regent's Park, London NW1
This literary gem stocks lots of really quirky publications as well as the normal run of books. Everything about Primrose Hill Books encourages you to browse. ... More
 
 
 
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Melrose and Morgan
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
42 Gloucester Avenue, Regent's Park, London NW1
With the majority of produce sourced from the British Isles, Melrose and Morgan work with producers who use traditional methods of farming, curing, baking or cheese ... More
 
 
 

Regent's Park Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Regent's Park London?
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The Garden Cafe
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Inner Circle, Regent's Park, Regent's Park, London NW1
No amount of good design can hide The Garden Cafe's origins as a 1960s Little Chef concession. They've done the best they can, however, and it's ... More
 
 
 
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York & Albany
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
127-129 Parkway, Regent's Park, London NW1
Gordon Ramsay's first foray into hotels, the York & Albany includes - as you'd expect from the shouty chef - a food element. Ramsay's right-hand woman ... More
 
 
 
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
85 Parkway, Regent's Park, London NW1
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ... More
 
 
 

Regent's Park Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Regent's Park.
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The Engineer
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
65 Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill, Regent's Park, London NW1
Popular Primrose Hill gastropub with an excellent draught beer selection and a small but mouth-watering menu drawing on influences all around the world. Beer garden makes ... More
 
 
 
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The Queens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
49 Regent's Park Road, Regent's Park, London NW1
Popular gastro pub with views over Primrose Hill. 2004 Michelin Rated - Eating Out in Pubs Guide; 1996 Daily Telegraph Pub of the Year. ... More
 
 
 
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Queen's Head & Artichoke
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
30 - 32 Albany Street, Regent's Park, London NW1
Located in a 16th-century coaching inn, this sweet little gastropub offers diners the choice of just nibbling on a little tapas, or going for a full ... More
 
 
 

Regent's Park Nightlife

Regent's Park clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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KOKO
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1A Camden High Street, Regent's Park, London NW1
KOKO offers a great mixture of live bands and club nights that have put it at the heart of the Camden nightlife. The huge stage, broad ... More
 
 
 
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Yumchaa
London > Nightlife > Bars
91-92 Camden Lock Place, Regent's Park, London NW1
Selling loose leaf tea (Chaa) that tastes yummy gave the tea enthusiasts behind Yumchaa, Trinh and Sean, an idea of what to call their unique brand ... More
 
 
 
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El Parador
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
245 Eversholt Street, Regent's Park, London NW1
The wine spills as the conversation flows. You’d feel like you were drinking in a bar on a steep hillside in Granada, but you’d be hard ... 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
Park Office, Storeyard ( Inner Circle), Regent's Park, London NW1
Elegant park designed by John Nash. Another of London’s spectacular John Nash creations, Regent’s Park is a huge, thriving green expanse in the heart of the capital. ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Regent's Park Tennis Centre
London > Leisure > Racquet Sports
York Bridge Road, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, Regent's Park, London NW1
This tennis centre, located on the western side of Regent’s Park in the heart of London, is a real gem of a place to dust off ... More
 
 
 

Regent's Park Education

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Henley Management College
London > Education > Business Faculties
Regents College, Inner Circle, 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
 
 
 
The Garden Café, Regent's Park
London > Business > Venue Hire
Inner Circle, The Regent's Park, Regent's Park, London NW1
In the Inner Circle of Regent's Park, The Garden Cafe, first built in 1964, has been done up in a modern, contemporary style. As well as ... More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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