Last Updated on
This is the place to search for places and things of interest to visit in Britain, by name, location, type, keyword – or just have a browse. It is a growing directory – over 780 entries as of June 2020. Most entries have links for further information.
Regent’s Park – technically The Regent’s Park – was once owned by Barking Abbey, a nunnery. After the dissolution of the monasteries it became a chase – a royal hunting park – known as Marylebone Park. The architect John Nash developed it, creating a romantic and meandering lake and framing the park with elegant terraces. A summer palace for the Prince Regent, Nash’s friend, was planned, but never built. In 1835, the public were allowed into sections of the park on two days a week. These days, Regent’s Park offers memorials, fountains, open spaces, formal gardens, sports facilities, boating, playgrounds, an open air theatre and, of course, the famous zoo. It is also home to a variety of wildlife in its own right.