Why Regent’s Park should be on your London visit list this summer
All of London’s Royal Parks are historic. However, each one has a different character. And the Regent’s Park, in north-west London, is known for its formal layout and elegance. However, it’s not only a beautiful place to stroll, relax and enjoy the green space. In fact, a day here offers a range of things to do and enjoy. So, plan enough time to make the most of everything for a typical London experience.
Gorgeous outdoor space
Regent’s Park is a perfect oasis in hectic central London. And even just a casual stroll round this elegant park will show you why it’s a popular escape. There’s plenty of wide-open green spaces to relax for a picnic or hire a deck chair and watch the world go by.
But you’ll also find elegant formal gardens to explore. So summer is the ideal time to visit. For example, at the heart of Regent’s Park is Queen Mary’s Garden. This is a huge garden, best known for its roses. In fact, they claim to have around 12000 roses, as well as many other flowers in a formal setting.
The park also features a boating lake. So why not hire a boat, and drift around the water at your own speed. Alternatively, explore the Frieze Sculpture exhibition in the English Garden, which runs until the start of October.
Events for every budget
However, relaxing is nice but this is London, and locals like things to do. So, you’ll also find plenty to entertain you. Why not drop by at the weekend for one of the free music concerts? During the summer there are acts on in the bandstand in the afternoons.
Alternatively, catch a performance in the open air theatre. This special venue is currently hosting performances of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ until 27th July. And from 2nd August, you’ll be able to see a production of the musical ‘Evita’.
Finally, if you’re looking for something a bit more unusual, why not try a class at the Flying Trapeze School? Yes, really. Or simply watch from terra firma as the experts show how it’s done.
https://bit.ly/2XZZ4xA [trapeze school link]
Attractions near Regent’s Park
Lastly, if you want to tick off the big, famous London attractions, Regent’s Park is an ideal starting point. Because of course it’s home to London Zoo. With daily talks and a wide range of habitats, set aside plenty of time to enjoy this to the full.
Or head towards Baker Street, just a short distance to the south, to Madame Tussauds. The famous waxworks is a perennial favourite. Our tip is to book in advance for a saving on the ticket and to avoid the long entrance queues!