Party Earth Review Once the wooded hunting grounds of Henry VIII, Regent’s Park now caters to commoners of every stripe, whether they’re looking to relax in secluded gardens, get sweaty on massive athletic fields, ogle a few hippos, or hear... ... read full review
Regent’s Park Paddington
London NW1 4NR
Bakerloo Line: Regent’s Park
Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee, Metropolitan Lines: Baker Street
Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan Lines: Great Portland Street
Jubilee Line: St. John’s Wood
Northern Line: Camden Town
030 0061 2300
Regent's Park, London –
Once the wooded hunting grounds of Henry VIII, Regent’s Park now caters to commoners of every stripe, whether they’re looking to relax in secluded gardens, get sweaty on massive athletic fields, ogle a few hippos, or hear a little Hamlet.
Home to the largest dedicated outdoor sports area in all of Central London, the park constantly clamors with everything from the grunts of tennis serves and football kicks to whizzing Frisbees and hockey sticks.
Rugby and softball teams find a home here as well, and, of course, no London park can go without a few – or in this case six – fields dedicated to cricket.
As runners and cyclists whiz around on dedicated tracks, anyone looking for a little less action can meander through Queen Mary’s Gardens and its breathtaking sculpted landscapes, rent a boat on the large lake, or check out the Open Air Theatre, which from May to September hosts performances ranging from stand-up comedy to Shakespeare.
Families with young children or those just young at heart can easily spend hours at the London Zoo, while several snack stands and six full restaurants on the grounds keep everyone’s hunger from becoming a royal pain.
Regardless of age or athletic prowess, visitors to Regent’s Park will have an easy time hunting down a beautiful way to spend their day.
Locals and visitors of all ages.
Tennis, netball, athletic track, cricket, jogging trails, softball, rounders, football, rugby, boating, and three playgrounds.
The Hub sports complex offers exercise classes and activities for adults and children. Live performances include music at the bandstands, puppet shows, and a summer theater program at the Open Air Theatre, May through September.
Restaurants around the grounds. Deckchairs for rent March through October.
Zoo admission £19/adult or £15/child. Boat rental £6.50/hour Deckchairs £1.50/hour, £4/3 hours, or £7/day. Parking £1.40–£2.40/hour.
Casual: anything goes.
Any pleasant day.
The Court (108a Tottenham Court Road) is a fun pub where guests can grab a pint and avenge a loss on the tennis court with a victory on the bar’s pool tables.