Regent's Park

Regent's Park is a park in the boroughs of Camden and Westminster where it was originally used as a hunting ground by King Henry VIII up until the 1810s and 20s. During those years it was landscaped by John Nash, the city planner, as a place for the royal family and other aristocrats to enjoy and for around 20 years it stayed that way until it was opened up in 1841 to the public for the first time and it became one of the main parks of London. Eventually, they started opening up some buildings in and around the park starting with the London Zoo in 1828 and one of the main attractions for the park is the Grand Union Canal that was built in 1814 at the northern end of the park and goes near the London Zoo.

As time went on, Regent's Park became a very important area in London hosting sporting events like cricket; the area also has many educational buildings in it such as the Sherlock Holme's museum, the London Planetarium, Madame Tussaud's wax museum, and the Royal Academy of Music. The Inner and Outer Circle are surrounded by very extravagant houses and mansions which are now used as government offices and holds Queen Mary's Gardens in the Inner Circle. There is also an area for the arts inside the Outer Circle with the open air theatre with which they use to show Shakespearean plays and near the lake that the canal leads to also houses another theater though it is a smaller one.

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This image is a picture taken of the Grand Union Canal in 1924 where you can see one of the boats going down the canal. From the website this was drawn from it did not give any background information on what exactly is going on in the picture.


Latitude: 51.528484400000
Longitude: -0.148655500000

Timeline of Events Associated with Regent's Park

Date Event Manage
The end of the month Spring 1828

London Zoo in Regent's Park

Click on the map to get close to the London Zoo and its location in Regent's Park.