Regents Park Area Guide

'Life itself, every moment of it, every drop of it, here, this instant, now, in the sun, in Regent's Park, was enough. Too much, indeed.' - Virginia Woolf

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One of the Royal Parks in London – The Regent’s Park comprises of over 166 hectares (410 acres) of open parkland in the north-western part of central London.

Once part of the ancient Forest of Middlesex, the area was turned in to a hunting ground for Henry VIII in the 16th Century, and became known as Marylebone Park.

In 1811 the renowned architect John Nash was commissioned by the Prince Regent (later King George IV) to create a masterplan for the area. Nash originally envisaged a palace for the Prince and a number of grand detached villas for his friends, but when this was put into action from 1818 onwards, the palace and most of the villas were dropped.

However, most of the proposed terraces of houses to the South, East and most of the West side of the park were built.
These magnificent Nash terraces have to this day still mainly remained as houses – spectacularly large and commanding significant house prices.

The Regent’s Park, as it is officially known, was first opened to the general public in 1835, initially for two days a week.
One of the highlights is Queen Mary’s Gardens within the Inner Circle - planted with more than 400 varieties of rose. There is the tranquil Open Air Theatre, cafés, a Boating Lake with rowing boats and pedalos for hire and the largest outdoor sports area in central London.

The outer circle houses the world-famous and oldest scientific zoo – the London Zoo and the Regent’s Canal.

The park lies within the boundaries of the City of Westminster and the London Borough of Camden, but those authorities have only peripheral input to the management of the park. The Crown Estate owns the freehold of Regent's Park and the public areas are managed by the Royal Parks.

Recent Property for Sale in Regents Park

Recent Property for Rent in Regents Park

Abbey Road, London, NW8 £1,840 per calendar month

Regents Park Transport Links

Regent's Park (Bakerloo Line)

Great Portland Street (Circle, Hammersmith&City and Metropolitan Lines)

St. John's Wood (Jubilee Line)

Baker Street (Bakerloo, Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith&City and Jubilee Lines)

Camden Town (Northern Line)

Mornington Crescent (Northern Line)