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, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Regent's Park Hotels

in or near Regent's Park
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Regent's Park
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
Carburton Street, W1W
Located near the transport hub of Euston, and handy for shops and theatres in the West End as well for the City and the New East ... More
 
 
 

Regent's Park Entertainment

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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 New Diorama Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15-16 Triton Street, Regents Place, Regent's Park, London NW1
The New Diorama Theatre is an 80-seat performance space located in central London, close to Great Portland Street, dedicated to presenting the work of theatre companies ... 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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London Central Mosque
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
146 Park Road, Regent's Park, London NW8
Vast Islamic mosque in Regent's Park. With its huge, gold dome, the London Central Mosque gleams out above the dense green canopy of Regent’s Park. Designed in ... More
 
 
 
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Madame Tussauds
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Marylebone Road, Regent's Park, London NW1
In 1835, Marie Tussaud - former sculptor to the court of Louis XVI - established a sideshow of waxworks of famous contemporary and historical figures (not ... More
 
 
 

Regent's Park Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Regent's Park
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Cabbages and Frocks Market
London > Shopping > Markets
St Marylebone Parish Church Grounds, Marylebone High Street, Regent's Park, London W1U
Every Saturday a welcome addition comes to Marylebone, making a weekend stroll up the pretty high street an even more attractive proposition. On Saturdays the Cabbages ... More
 
 
 
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Diptyque
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
68 Marylebone High Street, Regent's Park, London W1U
Popular among female fashion followers, Diptyque products are a coveted commodity in trendy circles. It's no surprise, with the deeply Parisian feel to this luxurious place, ... More
 
 
 
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Bonpoint
London > Shopping > Children's clothes
52-54 Marylebone High Street, Regent's Park, London W1U5HR
Gorgeous french children's clothes shops originally established in 1975 with attention to chic design, unusual materials (with many Liberty fabric pieces)and elegant cuts with flair. Also ... 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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Gordon Ramsay's The York and Albany
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
127-129 Parkway, Regent's Park, London NW1
The York and Albany restaurant is acclaimed chef Gordon Ramsay's latest venture. Originally a coaching house in the 1820's, the John Nash building overlooks the historical ... More
 
 
 
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Ali Baba
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
32 Ivor Place, Regent's Park, London NW1
Egyptian cuisine. Booking advised. Separate room for parties. ... More
 
 
 

Regent's Park Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Regent's Park.
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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
 
 
 
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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 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
 
 
 

Regent's Park Nightlife

Regent's Park clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Edinboro Castle
London > Nightlife > Bars
56 Mornington Terrace, Regent's Park, London NW1
The large beer garden at Edinboro Castle - big enough to accommodate 300 people - is the main event and makes this pub something of a ... More
 
 
 
Cocomomo
London > Nightlife > Bars
79 Marylebone High Street, Regent's Park, London W1U
Finalist of the UK's Best Bar Awards 2005 for the overall Best Bar category.... More
 
 
 
Carpe Diem
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Paddington Street, Regent's Park, London W1U
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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The Landmark Spa & Health Club
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Landmark Hotel, 222 Marylebone Road, Regent's Park, London NW1
The spa in the basement of the Landmark London hotel is small but spoiling with luxury ESPA treatments and the use of the 15-metre swimming pool. ... 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 College London
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
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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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
 
 
 
Regent College Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Regents College, Regents Park, Regent's Park, London NW1
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