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Regent's Park, London

Park, Hotel - Address: Regents Park, Inner Circle, Outer Circle, London NW1 4NR, 156 Gloucester Place, London, NW1 6DT

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Review of "Regent's Park, London"

published 09/07/2012 | Spottydog11
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"Regents Park, London"

Regents Park has to be one of my favourite parks in London. There is so much to do there but there are small parts which I feel are quite intimate and secluded and you feel like you are the only one there and not in the heart of a big massive metropolis like London itself. The park is so quiet and serene.

I was there just the other week when I went to London Zoo and the flower beds were absolutely amazing. The portion of the park near the zoo can be reached as you get off the tube at Regents Park station. From here you just cross the road and you step into the Royal Park. To get to London Zoo you have to walk about 20 minutes through the park and its a lovely area here. There are a couple of coffee shops along the way which are very cute, my favourite being The Honest Sausage. THis is a very cool looking cafe which just blends into its surroundings as it is located in all the trees and bushes. There are some lovely tables where you can sit outside and eat your coffee and muffin which was priced at regular coffee shop prices (£2.30 for a cup of coffee, £1.85 for a muffin).

Another great park of Regents Park is the open air theatre. I haven't been here for a few years but when I did I absolutely loved it. Its wonderful to be able to go and picnic with your friends beforehand and then afterwards you can go watch a performance. I have been to a couple of Shakespeare plays here which have been exceptional. Obviously you sit outside and so it is very dependent on the British weather but thankfully all the times I have gone its been ok. The stage is fairly small but you get a good view from wherever you sit although sometimes I think it is quite hard to hear what is going on on stage even though they have microphones around the stage.

Also in the park you will find a lovely lake with a bandstand next to it which has musical events quite a lot of the time. The park has 166 hectares (410 acres) so it is massive and there is so much to do. According to an article I read on the history of the park, "In the Middle Ages the land was part of the manor of Tyburn, the property of Barking Abbey. In the Dissolution of the Monasteries, Henry VIII appropriated the land, and it has been Crown property ever since, except for the period between 1649 and 1660. It was set aside as a hunting park, known as Marylebone Park, until 1649."

My favourite park and an amazing area in the heart of London.

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  • AnneLorraine1 published 09/07/2012
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Park, Hotel - Address: Regents Park, Inner Circle, Outer Circle, London NW1 4NR, 156 Gloucester Place, London, NW1 6DT

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City: London

Type: Park, Hotel

Address: Regents Park, Inner Circle, Outer Circle, London NW1 4NR

Rooms: 29

Country: England

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