Regent's Park Property Guide
Property for Sale or Rent in Regent's Park
Clear the post-weekend fog with a little exercise. Regent’s Park residents head to The Hub - home to London’s largest outdoor sports facility. Choose from pilates, yoga or power stretch classes or hire a pitch to play football, softball, rugby, cricket or lacrosse. Alternatively, book a court at Regent’s Park Tennis Centre - for either tennis or netball.
Regent’s Park - or to give it its proper title The Regent’s Park - covers 395 acres and will take more than a day to explore. Make a start at Queen Mary’s Gardens, where approximately 12,000 roses spanning 85 species take pride of place. Other plants in the formal gardens include delphiniums and begonias, which make elegant seasonal appearances.
If you’re in the market for a property for sale in Regent’s Park, take a tour of the neighbourhood on foot. Many of the dwellings feature the distinctive architectural mark of architect to the Prince Regent, John Nash. His local work include aspects of Buckingham Palace, Albany Terrace, Colosseum Terrace and Cumberland Terrace, as well as The Royal Pavilion in Brighton.
If you’re looking for a dose of culture in a spectacular setting, give the Open Air Theatre a call. During the warmer months of May through to September, there’s a full programme of events taking place at Britain’s only professional outdoor theatre. You can even advance book a luxury champagne hamper for your arrival.
End the working week with a meal at one of Regent’s Park’s fine dining restaurants. Receiving rave reviews is L’Albufera - the Spanish restaurant set in the Melia White House hotel on Albany Street. The hotel’s other restaurant - The Place - also deserves a reservation. After dinner, walk through the park to the Primrose Hill side and take a seat at The Engineer or The Queen’s - two lauded gastropubs that are perfect for a Friday evening nightcap.
Inject a sense of fun into your weekend with a visit to ZSL London zoo. Opened in 1828 and laid out by renowned architect Decimus Burton, London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo with over 755 species and an active conservation programme. Find the zoo on the northern edge of Regent's Park. Round off the day by hiring a rowing boat or pedalo on the park’s boating lake.
Regent’s Park is more than just flora and fauna. There’s a myriad of places to eat and drink within the park’s boundaries. Make Sundays the day to explore the culinary treats the park has to offer. Sample the menus at The Regent’s Bar & Kitchen, The Smokehouse and The Espresso Bar, as well as he Boathouse, The Hub and the Regent’s Park Tennis Centre cafes.
Regent's Park Need to know
- Regent’s Park (NW1) is located in the north-west part of the City of Westminster, overlapping slightly with the Borough of Camden.
- The area is predominantly residential, bordering Primrose Hill and Marylebone Road.
- The outer ring of Regent’s Park itself stretches for 4.3km whilst the inner circle (separated by a road) contains the beautifully landscaped Queen Mary’s Gardens.
- There are many Tube stations dotted along the outer circle of Regent’s Park, including eponymous Regent’s Park (Bakerloo), Great Portland Street (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan) and Baker Street (Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee and Metropolitan lines)
- Euston is the closest National Rail station.
Education: The SKOLA International facility at the edge of Regent's Park on Baker Street provides the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme for children aged three to 11. Primary education can also be found at St Edward’s Catholic Primary School in Lisson Grove and at Christ Church Bentinck C.E. Primary School on Cosway Street. Secondary schools include the International Community School, North Bridge House Senior School on Rosslyn Hill, Portland Place School in Portland Place and St Marylebone C.E. School on Blandford Street.
The Regent’s Park has always had an illustrious connection to royalty. It was once a hunting ground of King Henry VIII, with wild bulls, boar and deer being charged down by nobility on horseback. It wasn’t until the 17th century that the park got its Regent’s moniker, previously being known as Marylebone Park. Only when the Prince Regent commissioned architect John Nash to create a masterplan for the area was the park renamed. Nash’s design included palatial terraces, a lake, a canal and an original plan for 58 villas, although only eight were ever built. Regent’s Park became home to the Royal Botanic Society and the Zoological Society, which is best known today as ZSL London Zoo. The park is now divided into the Inner Circle and the Outer Circle, the latter of which has become a busy central London road.