The Regent's Park is the largest grass area for sports in Central London and offers a wide variety of activites, as well as an Open Air Theatre, the London Zoo and many cafes and restaurants.
Henry VIII appropriated The Regent's Park for use as a hunting ground, which he considered to be an invigorating ride from Whitehall Palace. At that time, the only boundaries were a ditch and a rampart. Were he here today, Henry would hardly recognise the stylish gardens and sports fields that now stand in its place.
The Regent's Park has a fantastic landscape designed by renowned architect John Nash, and the largest outdoor sports area in London. It is known as the 'jewel in the crown' and covers 197 hectares (487 acres including Primrose Hill).