Life begins in my backyard! Doing a short stay in London for two months I was quite familiar with Camden Town area; It was a quite lively neighbourhood with Camden market nearby and my kind of backyard.
Still in Flowery mood, today’s post will talk about that “my kind of backyard”, the peaceful oasis in the middle of busy London city life, The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill.
Located on Chester Rd, London NW1 4NR, United Kingdom, Regent’s Park is one of the Royal Parks of London, designed in 1811 by renowned architect John Nash.
This park is well known for Its Open-air theatre and stunning Rose Garden. It is also home to the ZSL London Zoo. The 166 hectares (410 acres) park is mainly open parkland that enjoys a broad range of facilities and amenities including gardens, a lake with a heronry, waterfowl and a boating area, sports pitches, and children’s playgrounds.
This park divided into two areas, The Outer Circle (4.45 km) and the Inner Circle (1 km); which surrounds the most carefully tended section of the park (the Open Air Theatre, the formal Italian Gardens, English Gardens, the Gardens of St John’s Lodge). And Queen Mary’s Gardens.
Not only well known for its pretty flower garden, but this park is also well known for Its largest outdoor sports area in London for football, softball, rugby, and cricket pitch.
“this park is tremendously huge” and I didn’t realize how huge It is on my first visit, so I end up “exploring” the wrong part of this park which is quite annoying, I mean: boating area, flock of birds, man-made lake, and children playground, isn’t that too generic ?
Later on that day, I found out that I was only strolling around the outer circle of this park:-/ (Ooops my bad), so I decided to do another exploration the next day.
The Queen Mary’s Gardens and the Rose Garden is my favourite spot in this park. It was truly a Peaceful Oasis in the middle of busy London city life.
If you went to this park be sure to visit The Primrose Hill on the northern side of Regent’s Park. You could have a view of central London from this place (pretty much like what you found in The Royal Observatory of Greenwich).
I’m sure It’s quite amazing to be here on a good day, but apparently when I went here, the weather is quite crappy, the typical gloomy London weather (You could tell from the image tone).
If you stay near Camden area, be sure to visit this park. It’s another good place to spend your weekend either just for a casual walk, spending times reading a book or doing some outdoor activity such as playing football casually, biking, or jogging with your dog.
Before I closed today’s post, Here’s some Tips & Tricks for you who planning to visit Regent’s Park & Primrose Hill :
- The nearest tube station would be Regent’s Park on (Hammersmith & City Line, and also Circle Line) Pink Line or Yellow line on your tube map.
- Spring and Early Summer is the best season to visit this park because it will give you a flowery scene.
- The Park Open Every day from Monday – Sunday generally from 05:00 a.m. – 21:00 p.m.
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Cheers from London !! 😉