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Pictures of Regents Park

in the town of London, in the county of Greater London

About Regents Park

Although the history of Regent's Park stretches back to the time of Charles I, it really only came into its own during the early part of the 19th century when the landscape became part of the Prince Regent's grand design for a vast neo-classical redevelopment by John Nash, thus the name Regent's Park. Thankfully, Nash's plans never did reach completion, that would have meant building on the park itself, which was not what the Prince desired, his taste was for more open space rather than development. Visitors to London however will note that the "green" lungs of Regent's Park are surrounded by some of London's most beautiful architecturally designed buildings, some where designed by Nash.

The park took many years to complete, it was not officially opened to the public until 1849. The main feature of the park was the Inner Circle which now encloses a beautiful rose garden, rockery with sweet scented plants and a lake - this garden is known as Queen Mary's Garden, it is pretty and peaceful, one of the loveliest spots in London.

Masses of trees bearing blossom of every hue line pathways, lakes and the boating pond - this receives its water from the River Tyburn which firstly fills the lake and then spills over into the pond from its only visible stretch en-route for the Thames.

Pleasure boats carry passengers along the Regent's Canal to Regents Park Zoo, this is one of the most famous zoos in the world with more than 650 species on show. The zoo offers a delightful experience for both adults and children, it has a somewhat historical atmosphere, but its age and experience make it one of the most informative and here you can learn of endangered species, the care of animals and the plight of elephants at the mercy of bounty hunters. Despite its high entrance fee this zoo is well worth a visit.

The overall charm of Regent's Park centres on its tranquil Victorian atmosphere, visitors can see lovely Victorian garden ornaments, delightful bridges, enjoy the Broad Walk and walks along shaded avenues, view the public amenities for tennis, archery, cricket and sailing on the lake.

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