- 1 On the Way to Regents Park Playground Hanover Gate..
- 2 Regents Park Playground Hanover Gate
- 3 BYO Picnic
- 4 The Inside Scoop
- 5 Eat and Drink
- 6 Toadstool Rating (by the kids)
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On the Way to Regents Park Playground Hanover Gate..
Regent’s Park is one of the Royal Parks of London. It lies within north-west London, partly in the City of Westminster and partly in the London Borough of Camden. It contains Regent’s University London and the London Zoo.
To find the Boating Lake and Regent Park Playground Hanover Gate, enter the park through the Baker Street entrance, where you’ll see a signboard and map on your right. Walk past that, and you’ll see a body of water and LOTS of pigeons in front of you! Turn left, and walk the path along the water’s edge. About 500 metres along, on your right, you’ll spot the Boathouse Cafe, and the Boating Lake.
On the day we visited, it was WAY too cold for that kind of nonsense, so it was straight to the Regents Park Playground Hanover Gate for us.
Regents Park Playground Hanover Gate
On a bright sunny day, this place would be packed but Londoner’s but if you visit on a day like we did, overcast and chilly, you have it mostly to yourselves. There’s roughly four elements to this playground:
2. giant sandpit
3. the yellow and blue modern fort playground and rope carousel, and
4. the tree castle fort nature playspace.
Water play area with water pump with timber channel and raised tables set in sandpit area.
Modern Playground with Spiral Slide
There’s picnic tables, and the playground is fully fenced. There’s also toilets, pram parking and an undercover shelter should you suddenly need to take cover from the rain!
Tree Fort Nature Playspace
My boys spent most time between the blue and yellow playground, and the tree fort. Jack didn’t even venture over to the swings, quite surprisingly. The nature playspace is better suited to kids over 5 or 6 – it’s a challenge to traverse all those rope swings, rope bridges, “Mt Everest” diagonal climbing frames, ladders, and nets. We stayed for two hours!
The Inside Scoop
Opening Hours & Entry Fees
- 9am opening.
- Closing time varies with the season. Winter 4pm. Summer 7pm approx.
- FREE entry!
- Phone: 0300 061 2000
The Tube stations closest to Regent’s Park are:
- Regent’s Park (Bakerloo line)
- Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle & Metropolitan lines)
- Baker Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan & Bakerloo lines)
- St John’s Wood (Jubilee line)
- Camden Town (Northern line)
Baker Street station is the best for Hanover Gate. Entrance to Regents Park Playground Hanover Gate via Baker Street.
Buses that stop around the park are:
- 74 Baker St Station – Roehampton (BEST ONE)
- 2 Marylebone Station – Crystal Palace
- 13 Aldwych – Golders Green
- 18 Euston – Sudbury
- 27 Chalk Farm – Turnham Green
- 30 Marble Arch – Hackney Wick
- 82 Victoria – North Finchley
- 113 Oxford Circus – Edgware
- 139 Waterloo – West Hampstead
- 189 Oxford Circus – Brent Cross Shopping Centre
- 274 Angel Islington – Lancaster Gate
- 453 Marylebone Street – Deptford Broadway
- C2 Oxford Circus – Parliament Hill Fields
Location and Map
- Address: Hanover Gate, Regents Park
- If you are using a mobile device, the postcode for the park is NW1 4NR, but note this is for guidance only as the park covers a large area.
Eat and Drink
- There are food and drink outlets in the Park. Visit here for details.
Toadstool Rating (by the kids)
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