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London, United Kingdom
August 4, 2007
Not much to be said other than that this is the best place to get away from the tourist trap of Camden's market centre. You can walk the canal from Camdem Lock and fall in love with the canalside houses with their weeping willows; you can dine at a floating Chinese restaurant; you can watch cricket at Lord's; see wolves, big cats, scary insects, and most importantly, penguins at the zoo. But the best part is the park itself. It's landscaped in a way that seems to make everything slightly unreal and distant.
Looking over towards St John's wood you can see a mix of modern and Victorian architecture, including one of London's biggest mosques. On the other side, you have the stunning regency villas, some of which are part of the Queen's estate, and, as you gaze in awe at their elegance, behind them is the iconic, if functional, BT tower, marking the edge of the West End. On many a sozzled night it has served as a navigational aid!
From journal London from a Resident
Metro Manila, Philippines
May 8, 2007
From journal A Week in England
April 18, 2006
From journal A Week in London
by cheryl morris
london, camden, United Kingdom
January 20, 2006
From journal Micro-London: Primrose Hill
March 23, 2005
From journal Three Weeks in London
August 28, 2004
What you will find as you walk along are many beautiful pathways meeting with a lake, a canal, and the London Zoo. One of the most delightful areas is the rose gardens with dozens of species of that regal flower in even more sizes and colors. Anywhere you find to sit in the park will provide you with a peaceful [and if you are so inclined romantic] place to relax. You may decide to take a page from the countrymen and take a blanket and some snacks for a pleasant picnic. There are several cafes and refreshment points throughout the park, but I always go with the rule of convenience—if it’s close by, they’re going to make you pay for it.
As you walk through the park, you will see people engaged in many different sports. If you’re interested in tennis you can go to the tennis center and get a temporary membership to play on their courts. In addition, you can watch people playing cricket and softball in certain areas of the park.
My favorite area of the park is the Open Air Theatre [which if you’ve read any of my other journal entries that should not come as a surprise]. The beautiful Roman inspired theatre hosts several plays [at least two Shakespeare] from the end of May to the beginning of September. You can get tickets at the box office the day of the show and even the farthest seats give you a clear view of all the action. In my opinion, see as much Shakespeare as you can in England—they know how to do it right.
Other entertainments include many musical performances at the bandstand [that is where a lot of the picnickers set up camp. Whether you are looking for activity or rest, Regent’s Park provides a beautiful, restful spot to spend from a couple of hours to an entire day [and with the exception of the theatre and a few of the other activities almost completely free which is always good].
On the Bakerloo line on the Underground you can get off at the Regent’s Park stop and be right there.
From journal Wouldn't It Be Loverly to Go to London?