Originally hunting land and now one of London’s vital open spaces, Regent’s Park was completely redesigned by architect John Nash at the behest of the Prince Regent. Nash’s reach extends over the surrounding streets too, a fine example being the dignified Cumberland Terrace. There couldn’t be a greater contrast with the nearby Drummond Street, famous London-wide for its array of Indian restaurants. The surrounding area is one of the most racially mixed in Camden with some large estates. Further north is Mornington Crescent which gave its name to the Mornington Crescent game played by cab drivers and immortalised on radio.
Plan your journey (Transport For London Journey Planner)
Places of Interest:
London Zoo, Outer Circle, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4RY. World famous zoo, founded in 1828.
Drummond Street, NW1. A destination for Indian food lovers.
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, The Ironworks, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4NR. Outdoor theatre and home to the New Shakespeare Company.
Laurence Corner, 62-64 Hampstead Road, NW1 2NU. Well-known Army surplus and fancy dress shop.
St. George’s Cathedral, 1a Redhill Street, London, NW1 4BG. Large and imposing cathedral of the Antiochian Orthodox Church.
Regent’s Park – Bakerloo Line
Euston Square – Metropolitan Line, Hammersmith and City Line, Circle Line
Great Portland Street – Metropolitan Line, Hammersmith and City Line, Circle Line
Euston – National Rail, Northern Line, Victoria Line
Warren Street – Northern Line, Victoria Line
Mornington Crescent – Northern Line
Camden Town – Northern Line
University College London Hospital, 235 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BU.