Regent's Park (officially The Regent's Park
) is one of the Royal Parks of London
. It is in the north-western part of central London, partly in the City of Westminster
and partly in the London Borough of Camden
. It contains Regent's College and the London Zoo.The Park
has an outer ring road called the Outer Circle (4.3 km) and an inner ring road called the Inner Circle, which surrounds 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 side 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 166 hectares (410 acres) park is mainly open parkland which enjoys 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.Many sports are played in the park including Tennis, Netball, Athletics, Cricket etc.