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Royal Parks of London

This article is about Regent's Park in London. For Regent Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada see Regent Park. The Royal Parks of London are lands originally owned by the monarchy of England or the United Kingdom for the recreation of the royal family. ... Bushy Park Bushy Park is the second-largest of the Royal Parks of London. ... Green Park, London Green Park (officially The Green Park) is one of the Royal Parks of London. ... One of the Royal Parks of London, Greenwich Park is a former deer-park in Greenwich and one of the largest single green spaces in south east London. ... The Serpentine, viewed from the eastern end Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in central London and one of the Royal Parks of London. ... Kensington Gardens is one of the royal parks in London, lying immediately to the west of Hyde Park. ... A corner of the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park Richmond Park is the largest of the Royal Parks in London. ... St. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status but is not fully co-official) Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty... Regent Park in Winter Alternate uses: Regent Park (disambiguation) Regent Park is a neighbourhood located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...

For other meanings, see Regent's Park (disambiguation)

Regent's Park (officially The Regent's Park) is one of the Royal Parks of London. It is in the northern part of central London partly in the City of Westminster and partly in the London Borough of Camden. Regents Park can mean a large park in London or a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. ... The Royal Parks of London are lands originally owned by the monarchy of England or the United Kingdom for the recreation of the royal family. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... The City of Westminster is a London borough with city status, situated to the west of the City of London and north of the River Thames. ... The London Borough of Camden is an inner-London borough created in 1965 to replace the metropolitan boroughs of Hampstead, Holborn, St Pancras. ...

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Description

The Triton Fountain in Queen Mary's Gardens
The bandstand and the boating lake in Regent's Park

The park has an outer ring road called the Outer Circle (4.3km) 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 a link road 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. Download high resolution version (427x640, 94 KB)A fountain in Regents Park, London, UK. Photo by Przemyslaw BlueShade Idzkiewicz. ... Download high resolution version (427x640, 94 KB)A fountain in Regents Park, London, UK. Photo by Przemyslaw BlueShade Idzkiewicz. ... Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 246 KB) The bandstand in Regents Park. ... Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 246 KB) The bandstand in Regents Park. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... John Nash For other people of the same name, see John Nash. ... The Regents Canal is a canal across an area just to the north of central London. ... The canal at Braunston The Grand Union Canal is a canal in England and part of the British canal system. ... London Docks in 1831. ...


The 487 acre (2.0 kmĀ²) park is mainly open parkland which supports a wide range of facilities and amenities including gardens, a lake with a heronry, waterfowl and a boating area, sports pitches, and children's playgrounds. The north-east end of the park contains London Zoo. There are several public gardens with flowers and specimen plants, including Queen Mary's Gardens in the Inner Circle, in which the Open Air Theatre is located; the formal Italian Gardens and adjacent informal English Gardens in the south east corner of the park; and the gardens of St John's Lodge. Winfield House, the official residence of the U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, stands in private grounds in western section of the park. Nearby is the domed London Central Mosque, which is a highly visible landmark from parts of the park. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Falcated Duck at Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands centre, Gloucestershire, England Wildfowl or waterfowl, also waterbirds, is the collective term for the approximately 147 species of swans, geese and ducks, classified in the order Anseriformes, family Anatidae. ... The giant London Zoo aviary London Zoo was the worlds first scientific zoo. ... The Open Air Theatre in Regents Park London is a permanent venue with a three to four month summer season. ... Winfield House is a mansion set in 12 acres (49,000 m²) of grounds in Regents Park, London, the largest private garden in central London after that of Buckingham Palace. ... The London Central Mosque as viewed from Regents Park The London Central Mosque is a large mosque located near the Baker Street Underground station and Regents Park in the London Borough of Westminster. ...


Located on the outside of the southern portion of the Inner Circle is Regent's College, a consortium of institutes of higher education and home of Regents Business School London (RBSL), as well as the European Business School London, British American College London (BACL) and Webster Graduate School among others. Regents College is located in Regents Park in London, England. ... This article may not give enough verifiable information about the subject, or may not sufficiently explain its importance. ... European Business School London is located in Regents Park in central London, England. ... British American College London is located in Regents Park in central London, England. ...


Immediately to the north of Regent's Park is Primrose Hill a park with fine views of Westminster and the City which is owned and maintained by the Corporation of London. Primrose Hill. ... Westminster is a district within the City of Westminster in London. ... Coat of arms The City of London is a small area in Greater London. ... Arms of the City of London as shown on Blackfriars station. ...


History

Cumberland Terrace on the eastern side of Regent's Park is the largest of Nash's terraces overlooking the park.
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Cumberland Terrace on the eastern side of Regent's Park is the largest of Nash's terraces overlooking the park.

The land, which was formerly known as Marylebone Park had been Crown property for many centuries, and had been leased to the Dukes of Portland as a hunting ground. When the lease expired in 1811 the Prince Regent (later King George IV) commissioned Architect John Nash to create a masterplan for the area. Nash originally envisaged a palace for the Prince and a number of grand detached villas for his friends, but when this was put into action from 1818 onwards, the palace and most of the villas were dropped. However, most of the proposed terraces of houses around the fringes of the park were built. Nash did not complete all the detailed designs himself; in some instances, completion was left in the hands of other architects such as the young Decimus Burton. 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. (This parks design was inspired by Coliseum Square Park in New Orleans, Louisiana. Barthelemy Lafon, the land surveyor of New Orleans (ca. 1806) used bucolic urbanism to design the park. It, too, had canals and other areas for recreation. Unfortunately, only one canal ever came to fruition and was later covered up (but still remains). Lafon's idea was before his time; a half decade later was Nash's proposed park, Regent's Park. Image File history File links Cumberland Terrace by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd 1827-28. ... Image File history File links Cumberland Terrace by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd 1827-28. ... Cumberland Terrace Cumberland Terrace is a famous terrace in London. ... The Duke of Portland is a peerage title created in 1716 for Henry Bentinck, who was already Earl of Portland. ... Prince Regent (or Prince Regnant, as a direct borrowing from French language) is a prince who rules a country instead of a sovereign, e. ... George IV (George Augustus Frederick) (12 August 1762 – 26 June 1830) was king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 29 January 1820 until his death. ... Architect at his drawing board, 1893 An architect is a person involved in the planning, designing and oversight of a buildings construction. ... John Nash For other people of the same name, see John Nash. ... 1818 (MDCCCXVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... Decimus Burton (30 September 1800-December 1881) was a prolific English architect and garden designer, particularly associated with projects in the classical style in London parks, including buildings at Kew Gardens and London Zoo, and with the layout and architecture of the seaside towns of Fleetwood and St Leonards on... The Quadrant at the bottom of Regent Street. ... The East Terrace soon after completion. ... St. ...


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. In 1982 an IRA terrorist attack took place in the park; a bomb was exloded at the bandstand, killing seven soldiers (see Hyde Park and Regents Park bombings). The sports pitches, which had been relaid with inadequate drainage after the Second World War, were relaid between 2002 and 2004 and in 2005 a news sports pavilion is under construction. On 7th of July 2006 the Park held an event for people to remember the events of the 7th July London terrorist bombings. Members of the public placed mosaic tiles on to 7 purple petals. Later the family of the bereaved laid yellow tiles in the centre to finish the mosiac. A design for the Royal Botanic Society Gardens in Regents Park, London by Decimus Burton, 1840. ... A Republican mural in Belfast depicting the hunger strikes of 1981. ... On the 20 July 1982, the Provisional Irish Republican Army conducted one of the most sensational attacks of The Troubles, in which double bombings struck ceremonial military targets in the centre of London on a summer afternoon, killing eleven soldiers and wounding over 50 people. ...


Sports

A large variety of sports are played in the park including Tennis, Netball, Athletics, Cricket, Softball, Rounders, Football, Hockey, Rugby and Ultimate Frisbee In addition, there are three playgrounds for children each with an attendant, and there is boating on the main lake. A tennis net Tennis is a game played between either two players (Singles) or two teams of two players (Doubles). Players use a stringed racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponents court. ... Netball is a team sport similar to and derived from basketball, and was originally known in its country of origin, the U.S., as womens basketball. It is the pre-eminent womens team sport (both as a spectator and participant sport) in Australia and New Zealand and is... Look up athletics in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the insect, see Cricket (insect). ... Softball is a team sport in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (or rarely, 16 inches) (28 to 30. ... Diagram of a rounders pitch. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard, round disc called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, using a stick, known as a hockey stick. ... Rugby may refer to: The sport of Rugby football, in its various forms: Rugby league Rugby union Touch Rugby Tag Rugby Wheelchair Rugby Places: Rugby, Warwickshire, England Rugby borough Rugby Rural District Rugby and Kenilworth constituency Rugby, Cape Town, South Africa Rugby, North Dakota, USA Rugby, Tennessee, USA Rugby, Brooklyn... Ultimate Frisbee is a competitive non-contact team sport played with a Frisbee or similar flying disc most commonly weighing 175 g. ...


The Park was scheduled to play a significant role in the 2012 Summer Olympics, hosting the baseball and softball, but those sports have been dropped from Olympic program with effect from 2012. However the cycling road race will still cut through Regent's Park.[1] The Park also plays host to London Camanachd who have regular shinty scrimmages there. Olympic Flags at Dorney Lake. ... 2012 (MMXII) will be a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This road bicycle is built using lightweight, shaped aluminium tubing and carbon fiber stays and forks. ... London Camanachd is the only shinty club in England. ... Shinty, also known as camanachd or iomain, is a team sport played with sticks and a ball. ...


The villas

Eight villas were built in the park. There follows a list of their names as shown on Christopher and John Greenwood's map of London (second edition, 1830) [2], with details of their subsequent fates:


Close to the western edge of the park

  • Marquis of Hertford's Villa: rebuilt as Winfield House in the 1930s and now the American Ambassador's residence.
  • Grove House: still a private residence.
  • Hanover Lodge: as of 2005 under restoration for renewed use as a private residence.
  • Albany Cottage: demolished. Site now occupied by London Central Mosque.

Around the Inner Circle Winfield House is a mansion set in 12 acres (49,000 m²) of grounds in Regents Park, London, the largest private garden in central London after that of Buckingham Palace. ... The London Central Mosque as viewed from Regents Park The London Central Mosque is a large mosque located near the Baker Street Underground station and Regents Park in the London Borough of Westminster. ...

  • St John's Lodge: still a private residence, but part of its garden is now a public garden.
  • The Holme: still a private residence.

Along with Hanover Lodge (currently under extensive refurbishment) St John's Lodge and The Holme are in the same family ownership.

  • South Villa: replaced by Regent's College, one of the two largest groups of buildings in the park alongside London Zoo.

Close to the eastern edge of the park

  • Sir H Taylor's Villa: demolished; site now part of the open parkland.

Between 1988 and 2004 six new villas were built by the Crown Estate at the north western edge of the park, between the Outer Circle and the Regent's Canal. They were designed by Quinlan Terry in a variety of traditional styles and named accordingly: the Corinthian, Gothick, Ionic, Regency, Tuscan and Veneto villas. [3] In the United Kingdom, the Crown Estate is a property portfolio associated with the monarchy. ... Quinlan Terry (born 1937) is a notable British architect. ...


More Attractions

Park Crescent's breathtaking facades by John Nash have been preserved, although the interiors were rebuilt as offices in the 1960s.


Transport

Nearest Tube

Park Crescent is just above Regent's Park station.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 1858 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 1858 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Camden Town tube station is a major crossover point for the two branches of the Northern Line and the busiest station on the entire London Underground. ... Regents Park Regents Park tube station is a London Underground station by Regents Park. ... Baker Street tube station is a station on the London Underground located on Baker Street. ... Great Portland Street is a street in the West End of London. ...

Nearest Railway

Camden Road railway station is on the North London Line, in Zone 2. ... Marylebone station or London Marylebone station is a National Rail and London Underground station in central London. ...

Other Regent's Parks

There are also Regent's Parks in a number of other cities. Regent's Park College is a Permanent Private Hall at the University of Oxford. Regent Park is also the name of a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, known as the first major social housing project in Canada. Regents Park College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... The University of Oxford (often called Oxford University), located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... Regent Park in Winter Alternate uses: Regent Park (disambiguation) Regent Park is a neighbourhood located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ...


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A plane-tree lined avenue in Alexandra Park, Muswell Hill Alexandra Park is a large landscaped park in the London Borough of Haringey in Greater London. ... Battersea Park peace pagoda The bandstand in Battersea Park The cover of Petula Clarks 2001 box set, Meet me in Battersea Park Battersea Park is a 200 acre (0. ... Brockwell Park is a 128. ... Categories: UK geography stubs | London parks and commons ... Bushy Park Bushy Park is the second-largest of the Royal Parks of London. ... Cannizaro Park is a park in Wimbledon in the London Borough of Merton. ... Clapham Common Clapham Common is a triangular area of grassland of about 200 acres (0. ... Clissold Park is a popular community park located in Stoke Newington within the London Borough of Hackney. ... Eel Brook Common is a park in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, close to Fulham Broadway Tube. ... Epping Forest is an area of ancient woodland in south-east England, straddling the border between north-east Greater London and Essex. ... Finsbury Park is a place in London, at the junction of the London Boroughs of Islington, Haringey and Hackney. ... Green Park, London Green Park (officially The Green Park) is one of the Royal Parks of London. ... One of the Royal Parks of London, Greenwich Park is a former deer-park in Greenwich and one of the largest single green spaces in south east London. ... Hackney Marshes is an area of grassland on the bank of the River Lee in the London Borough of Hackney. ... Hampstead Heath is a park in the north of London, covering 791 acres (3. ... Hampton Court Park – sometimes called the Home Park – is adjacent to Hampton Court Palace and Gardens in southwest London. ... Holland Park is a district and a public park in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, in west central London in England. ... 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