Commissioned by his patron the Prince Regent (later George IV) to create a master plan for this part of London, formerly a royal hunting ground, London’s great urban planner and architect John Nash laid out the plans for the 410-acre Regent’s Park in 1812. Bordered by grand neoclassical terraces, the park holds many attractions, including the London Zoo and the summer display of more than 400 varieties of rose in Queen Mary's Gardens.
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More conventionally parklike than Hampstead Heath, the rolling lawns of Primrose Hill, the northerly extension of Regent's Park which rises…Learn More >
Cecil Sharp House
The home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, this soaring building from 1930 hosts concerts by artists ranging…Learn More >
Regent’s Park Open-Air Theatre
Works by Shakespeare have been performed here every summer since 1932, with casts including luminaries such as Vivien Leigh, Dame…Learn More >