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.
POINTS OF INTEREST
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 >
Lord’s Cricket Ground & Museum
The spiritual home of this most English of games—and the headquarters of the MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club)—opens its "behind the…Learn More >
This fascinating museum tells the story of the Jewish people in Britain from 1066 to today, including the period between…Learn More >