Regents Park in central London is a park designed by the late John Nash, responsible for other such grand architectural works as the Royal Pavillion in Brighton and Buckingham Palace. Spanning an astounding 395 acres, the park includes, among other areas, such wonders as Queen Mary's Gardens, an unrivaled rose garden which contains over 30,000 roses from over 400 varieties.
For those seeking more athletic pursuits, the park offers excellent sports facilities covering nearly 100 acres, which includes the largest outdoor sports area in central London! There are a number of organised sporting events held at the park ranging from the informal to scheduled running groups, exercise classes, rugby, softball and football.
Accompanying the many and varied plant life available at the park are opportunities to observe wildlife both local and exotic. The famed London Zoo holds Regent Park as its home, as does Primrose Hill where the public can access the countries largest waterfowl collection and over 100 species of wild bird.
Those with a green thumb among you will be delighted to know the Regent Park's Allotment Garden is open to the public from Mondays to Fridays from 8:30am - 4.30pm, with open days and activities run there including growing competitions, games and question and answer sessions to brush up on those growing techniques.