An oasis in the heart of the capital, there are plenty of things for all the family to enjoy here. Find a cheap hotel near Regent’s Park and St John’s Wood and see how locals let their hair down.
Regent’s Park is an ideal place to relax, away from the hustle and bustle. There’s so much to see and do here, such as taking a boat across the lake, enjoying a picnic amongst the landscaped gardens, or spotting Grey Wagtails and House Martins at the Bird Walk.
The park also has excellent sports facilities, including netball courts, the Tennis Centre, a running track, and cricket, football, and rugby pitches.
Regent’s Park also has an Outdoor Theatre which stages a series of plays and other events between May and September. Take a hamper and relax under the fairy lights shining in the trees as you enjoy entertaining productions such as To Kill a Mockingbird before checking into your Regent Park hotel.
Situated at the northern edge of Regent’s Park, London Zoo is great fun for all the family, with over 758 species including monkeys, giraffes, and penguins. Visit the Butterfly Palace, where you can see pupae develop into butterflies, and the Aquarium, with exotic fish and a beautiful coral reef.
To the north of the park is Primrose Hill, with its breath-taking views over London. Once you’ve taken a gentle stroll and admired the scenery, there are plenty of cafes, restaurants, and pubs nearby where you can rest your legs.
Lord’s Cricket Ground in St John’s Wood is widely regarded as the home of cricket and has the world’s oldest sporting museum. The ground celebrated its two hundredth anniversary in 2014 and is the home of the Middlesex County Cricket Club.
There are plenty of good cafes and pubs in St John’s Wood when you want to leave your hotel in Regent’s Park and relax with a beverage. For a classic English Breakfast, head to The Gammon Rasher, a down to earth café serving delicious food, or try a pastry at Gail’s Bakery, another hit with the locals.
The Duke of York is a cosy pub with a fire and private dining area, perfect for whiling away the evening. Equally welcoming is the New Inn, with its extensive wine and craft beer lists, as well as a menu featuring locally sourced meat and fish.