Our area guide to Regents Park gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out. Postcodes covered by this area guide include, NW1
Regents Park Overview
In the Middle Ages the land was part of the manor of Tyburn, the property of Barking Abbey. In the Dissolution of the Monasteries, Henry VIII appropriated the land, and it has been Crown property ever since, except for the period between 1649 and 1660. It was set aside as a hunting park, known as Marylebone Park, until 1649. It was then let out in small holdings for hay and dairy produce.
The park has an outer ring road called the Outer Circle (4.3 km) and an inner ring road called the Inner Circle, which contains the most carefully, tended section of the park, Queen Mary's Gardens. Apart from two link roads between these two, the park is reserved for pedestrians. The south, east and most of the west sides of the park are lined with elegant white stucco terraces of houses designed by John Nash. Running through the northern end of the park is Regent's Canal which connects the Grand Union Canal to the former London docks.
The Regent Park scheme was integrated with other schemes built for the Prince Regent by Nash, including Regent Street and Carlton House Terrace in a grand sweep of town planning stretching from St James's Park to Parliament Hill. The park was first opened to the general public in 1845, initially for two days a week.
Queen Mary's Gardens in the Inner Circle were created in the 1930s, bringing that part of the park into use by the general public for the first time. The site had originally been used as a plant nursery and had later been leased to the Royal Botanic Society.
Guide to Regents Park transport links:
- Camden Road
- Euston (London)
- Kensal Green (Bakerloo Line, National Rail) (Zone 2)
- Kensal Rise
- London Euston
- London Marylebone
- London St Pancras
- Marylebone (London)
- St Pancras (London)
- Stonebridge Park (Bakerloo Line, National Rail) (Zone 3)
- Willesden Junction (Bakerloo Line, National Rail) (Zone 3)
- Baker Street (Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Jubilee Line, Metropolitan Line) (Zone 1)
- Brent Cross (Northern Line) (Zone 3)
- Camden Town (Zone 2)
- Edgware Rd (Cir/Dis/H&C) (Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith & City Line) (Zone 1)
- Euston (Northern Line, Victoria Line, National Rail) (Zone 1)
- Euston Square (Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, National Rail) (Zone 1)
- Golders Green
- Harlesden (Bakerloo Line) (Zone 3)
- Kensal Green
- Marylebone (National Rail) (Zone 1)
- Mornington Crescent (Northern Line) (Zone 2)
- Neasden (Jubilee Line) (Zone 3)
- Regents Park (Bakerloo Line) (Zone 1)
- Warren St (Northern Line, Victoria Line) (Zone 1)
Council Tax Rates
Regents Park is represented by Camden Council and Westminster Council which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.