Regents Park - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken near the 'Honest Sausage' at the north end of Regents Park in November 2009. The picture overlooks the playing fields within the park and the trees lining the Broad Walk.
Regents Park - FURTHER INFORMATION
Regents Park - London visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Regents Park' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Greater London.
Regents Park is one of the Royal Parks in London and a popular tourist attraction. Officially called 'The Regents Park', it covers 487 acres, filled with formal planted gardens, trees, open sports areas, cafes, boating lake, playgrounds, theatre and more. Regents Park holds various events, festivals and exhibitions throughout the year and some of the sports areas may be rented.
The northern end of Regents Park is bounded by the Regents Canal, beyond which is Primrose Hill which offers some of the best views in London. Also at the northern end is London Zoo, a top London attraction with free entrance to London Pass holders.
This virtual tour of Regents Park has numerous 360° panoramas linked to a map of the park. These virtual tour images include:
- Avenue Gardens - formal planted gardens at the southern end of Regents Park designed by William A. Nesfield. Designated a dog free and ball free zone.
- The Hub - new sports facility and cafe in the north section of Regents Park.
- Boating Lake - with numerous ducks, gese and swans. Boats may be hired in the summer months
- Queen Mary Gardens - created in the 1930s within the Inner Circle, famous for the extensive Rose Gardens an Island Rockery, ponds, fountains, cafe and open air theatre.
- Band Stand - music stand used for various events on the north side of the boating lake.
- St John's Lodge Gardens - hidden away off the Inner Circle of Regents Park.
- London Zoo - one of the top London attractions, situated at the north end of the park with FREE entrance to London Pass holders.
- Regents Canal - crossed by St Marks Bridge and Primrose Hill Bridge pedestrian footbridges, plus another within London Zoo. The canal has walkways and cycle ways leading to Camden Lock Market.
Historically, Regents Park was planned by John Nash in 1811 at the request of the Prince Regent (later King George IV). It was first opened to the public in 1845, initially for two days a week. Now the park is open 7 days a week from dawn to dusk, which means that opening times vary with the seasons.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Marylebone Road
Tube: Regents Park (Bakerloo line), Great Portland Street (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan lines), Baker Street (Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee, Metropolitan lines)