Queen Mary's Gardens in The Regent's Park in summer
The Regent's Park & Primrose Hill

Welcome to The Regent's Park & Primrose Hill

Slow down and smell the roses. Or work up a sweat. Grab a slice of culture or a slice of cake. Watch the birds or take in that famous view from Primrose Hill. There’s something here for everyone. 

Key information

Opening times (pedestrian gate)
5am - 9:30pm, vehicle gates 7am - midnight

Food & drink available

Things to see and do in The Regent’s Park & Primrose Hill

The Regent’s Park is a record breaking Royal Park. Home to London’s largest collection of outdoor sports pitches, Britain’s oldest outdoor theatre and the world’s oldest scientific zoo.

The Regent’s Park – the park of discovery

Once a place of duels and prize fights, The Regent’s Park is famous for its stunning Regency architecture and landscaping. And it’s also loved by those who live locally for its thriving wildlife and glorious gardens, especially Queen Mary’s Gardens. If you’re visiting in June or July, don’t miss the sight – and scent – of 40,000 roses in full bloom.

This is a park with a rich history of royal ambition, scientific discovery and culture – home to London landmarks such as ZSL London Zoo with its iconic aviary, and the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, as well as the leading contemporary art fair Frieze London. 

Take a stroll through its elegant parkland, past the ornamental lake and the monuments, memorials and fountains, including the Ready Money Drinking Fountain. You can either explore yourself or join one of our nature or historical experts on a guided walk.

A park for nature lovers and gardeners

Whatever style of garden – or gardening – you prefer, you may find it here. The world famous rose garden is a must see, and if you want to encourage biodiversity in your own back garden, explore the Wildlife Garden, or discover more about growing your own food at our Allotment Garden. Like all the Royal Parks, we take our responsibility to look after the wildlife of the park very seriously – and our hedgehog conservation programme has been working with London’s only breeding colony of hedgehogs.

Playgrounds in The Regent’s Park

Children and parks were just made for each other – and we have four playgrounds in The Regent’s Park. If you just need to take time out from sightseeing on your trip to London or want the kids to burn off some energy and have a mini adventure, then hire a pedalo at the Boating Lake or dare to fly the 50m zipwire at Gloucester Gate Playground. This playground has a wheelchair-accessible roundabout and raised sandpits so everyone can join in and play together.

Relax on Primrose Hill

Our advice is – do nothing! Primrose Hill is one of the highest spots in London; a beautiful, wide open space to relax and take in the panoramic (and protected) view of the whole London skyline. It’s a great place for a run, too. You can pick up a coffee or light snack at The Primrose Hill Café, or bring your own picnic and just enjoy being closer to nature.

Something for everyone

Take a look at some of the most popular activities and events in The Regent's Park this summer.

Had a wonderful time in The Regent's Park?

The Royal Parks are home to much of the city's wildlife and history. As a charity we rely on kind people like you to help us care for The Regent's Park. Any support you can provide will continue to protect and preserve it.

  • The Regent's Park Open air theatre

    Open air theatre

    The open air theatre in Regent's Park is the oldest, professional, permanent outdoor theatre in Britain. Home to theatre, music, comedy and film events.

  • The Regent's Park photographed using a drone

    ZSL London Zoo

    Situated north of The Regent's Park, ZSL London Zoo houses 755 species of animals and is the world's oldest scientific zoo.

  • Summer in The Regent's Park

    Music for Trees mobile app

    An immersive soundscape that combines original musical compositions with the trees that inspired them.

  • Primrose Hill

    Primrose Hill

    Primrose Hill is located north of The Regent’s Park and the top of the hill is one of the six protected viewpoints in London, offering spectacular views.