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The Regent’s Park

Renown for it’s rose gardens, Regent’s Park covers over 400 acres and has excellent sporting facilities. It’s position also offers great views of Primrose Hill.

Main attractions: The Hub, Queen Mary’s Gardens, an open air theatre, the Garden Cafe, the Boathouse Cafe, the Cow and Coffee Bean, Honest Sausage.

Children: The Hub is a open to the public sports centre with a full exercise studio, changing facilities and a 360 degree view cafe and open terrace. ZSL London Zoo, opened in 1828 was the world’s first ever scientific zoo and holds over 650 species of animal. There are also four playground areas, located at Gloucester Gate, Primrose Hill, Marylebone Green and Hanover Gate.

Food and drink: Food and refreshments are available at the The Hub sports centre, the boating lake, and the tennis centre. Additionally to this, the Boathouse cafe offers families a choice of pasta, pizza, other snacks, drinks and ice creams. More though for ice cream specialists, the Cow and Coffee Bean serves a wide variety of dairy items, including ice cream, milk shakes, cream cakes and a fair trade, organic tea and coffee services. On a similar note, the Honest Sausage Cafe specialises in offering free range, organic sausage and bacon sandwiches. There are another three refreshment points also located around the park.

Sports facilities: The Lawn Tennis Associated credited tennis club is open to the public and also has an on-site cafe open from 9am to 9pm. Boat hire is available on the lake, running from April to September each year, offering both rowing and pedal boats.

Horticulture and wildlife: A community wildlife garden into which there is incorporated artwork created by local schools and community groups.

Transport: Nineteen subway and mainline railway stations are positioned around the parks borders. Car owners should note that the park does not have it’s own parking facilities, although on street blue badge bays are located at various points inside the park.

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