Regents Park Area Guide

Brief history to Regents Park

Regents Park is an exclusive, green and beautiful area within Central and West London. The royal park has two ring roads the Outer Circle and the Inner Circle. Between these roads you will find the most stunning section of the park called Queen Mary's Gardens. At the North end of the park you will find the Regent's Canal and the famous London Zoo.

Regents Park was once part of the manor of Tyburn, belonging to Barking Abbey. During Henry VIII'S dissolution of the church and monasteries he turned it into his private hunting ground. It was known as Marylebone Park until 1649 when it was then let out for growing hay and smallholdings. When the leases expired the Prince Regent commissioned architect John Nash to develop the area. At first the vision was of grand detached villas but by the time building commenced most of the plans had changed and only the large houses surrounding the park were built. The scheme was one of the first and finest examples of a garden suburb and is still highly regarded in architectural and landscape design today.

Regents Park was opened in 1835 and today is bursting with such as the open-air theatre in Queen Mary's. It is completely uncovered and reliant wholly on the British weather resulting in frequent calls to the Met Office. Rugby, football and tennis are played at the Northern Parkland Hub. The area surrounding the park is breathtakingly beautiful and there are a fantastic choice of amenities, shopping arenas, schools, restaurants and coffee shops.

Types of Property in Regents Park

There is a gorgeous selection of property surrounding the 410 acre park, there are dazzling white stucco fronted houses designed by John Nash to the South, West and the East. There is the stunning Park Square and Royal Crescent, heavily influenced by the Regency architecture of Bath, situated to the South of the park. The extended area offers a mix of Regency style Georgian properties, Victorian houses and Edwardian Cottages.

Average rental prices

Regents Park is a hugely desirable area in Central and West London and this is reflective in the cost of renting. For a studio apartment you will expect to pay in the region of £229.25 per week, for a one bedroom apartment £601.75 per week and for a two bedroom property £862.00.

Council Tax Banding in Regents Park ranges from A – £885.33 to H – £2,656.00. For more information about council tax charges in the area please go to Band values & charges.

Who lives in Regents Park

This unique and highly exclusive area in Central and West London attracts international house hunters, ambassadors, Surgeons and professionals. Regents Park also attracts young families due to the open green spaces, excellent amenities and great schools.

Regents Park has long drawn celebrity names to the area, today, Qatar's First Lady, property developer Christian Candy and Damien Hurst all live in the inner circle.

What to do in Regents Park

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to entertainment in Regents Park, the sweet little Garden Café is a small restaurant within the Queen Mary's Rose Garden. The park itself is home to London Zoo, which is the oldest scientific zoo in the world. Due to its location it can sometimes be called Regents Zoo. The Camden Green Fair is held annually in Regents Park and is a renowned to be a fun and exciting day out for all the family.

The all-famous Madame Tussauds is just outside of the parks York Gate. Here you can enter a world of wax works so incredibly real they will certainly have you looking twice. Or why not try out their interactive experience from the world of film, music and sports in the Marvel Superheroes 4D Experience in the Music Zone.

Regents Park is home to Fischer's on Marylebone High Street, this informal neighbourhood café offers a classic Viennese style menu. Enjoy modern European cuisine at the Pottingshed in the Dorset Square Hotel complex or for a unique celebrity style restaurant, Gordon Ramsey's York and Albany is recommended.

Transport

Regents Park is perfectly situated and has excellent public transport links to and from the area. Tube stations can be found at Regents Park, Baker Street and Great Portland Street.

There are multitudes of frequent London Buses in and out of Regents Park.

Schools, Colleges and Universities

Regents Park has a fantastic choice of schools and colleges, at primary level Skola International Community Primary School and the St Edwards School come highly recommended by locals. At secondary level education The St Marylebone C of E School and the Francis Holland School have excellent Ofsted ratings.

For more information on schools, colleges and universities in the area please visit our specified section here.