ZSL London Zoo
Established in 1828, these 15-hectare zoological gardens are among the oldest in the world. The emphasis nowadays is firmly placed on...
Sherlock Holmes Museum
The growing army of fans of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic detective novels may enjoy these three floors of reconstructed Victoriana,...
It may be kitschy and pricey (book online for much cheaper rates), but Madame Tussauds makes for a fun-filled day. There are photo ops...
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
A popular and very atmospheric summertime fixture in London, this 1250-seat outdoor auditorium plays host to four productions a year –...
York & Albany
Part of chef Gordon Ramsay’s culinary empire, this chic hotel brasserie serves British classics in its light-filled dining room. You can...
Regent’s Park information
The most elaborate and formal of London’s many parks, Regent's Park is one of the capital's loveliest green spaces. Among its many attractions are London Zoo , Regent’s Canal, an ornamental lake and sports pitches where locals meet to play football, rugby and volleyball. Queen Mary’s Gardens , towards the south of the park, are particularly pretty, especially in June when the roses are in bloom. Performances take place here in an open-air theatre during summer.
The Prince Regent, the future George IV, commissioned star architect John Nash (the man behind Buckingham Palace, Marble Arch and Brighton's Royal Pavilion) to design the park in what was once a royal hunting ground. The original design included a royal palace and houses for the aristocracy. Although only a fraction of the grand scheme ever came to fruition, you can get some idea of what Nash might have achieved by the look of the buildings along the Outer Circle.