The 166 hectares (410 acres) park is mainly open parkland which enjoys a wide range of facilities and amenities including gardens, a lake with a heronry, waterfowl and a boating area, sports pitches, and children's playgrounds. The northern side of the park is the home of London Zoo. There are several public gardens with flowers and specimen plants, including Queen Mary's Gardens in the Inner Circle, in which the Open Air Theatre is located; the formal Italian Gardens and adjacent informal English Gardens in the south-east corner of the park; and the gardens of St John's Lodge. If you ever need to find a suitable place in London in order to propose to someone then look no more, Regent's Park and it's flower beds, fountains, statues, willows and swans will do just fine. Regent's Park is simply one of the best things about visiting London. Everything is always impeccably maintained, and there's space for recreational activities.
Sometimes you need a break from the hustle or just a breath of fresh air in the midst of the busy streets. When that happens head to Primrose Hill. It's a park with a hill; quite a big hill as you can see the entire panorama of London. Beautiful at all times of the year, the city views from here are stunner. Do not miss sunset or if you're an early bird then go for sunrise. You won't need a fancy filter on your camera; it's just that naturally beautiful. Walking distance from Chalk Farm station is a plus. Grab a coffee, friend, book, blanket, camera and enjoy the park.
Keen to explore a bit of animal kingdom? Camden's ZSL London Zoo wonderful inhabitants including tigers, gorillas or penguins will help out with just that. Enter Tiger's Territory, Grilla's Kingdom or Penguin's Beach. Also worth to mention Butterfly Paradise, Koomodo Dragons, or Meerkats. There is always so much to see and do at ZSL London Zoo. To help you make the most of your day head to the official website. You'll also find a fantastic kids' area to spoil your youngest with water play and a refreshment.
Hamstead Heath Park
Hampstead Heath is one of London’s most popular open spaces, situated within a longer walking distance from Camden Town. An island of beautiful countryside, the magic of Hampstead Heath lies not only in its rich wildlife and extensive sports and recreational opportunities, but also in its proximity and accessibility. There is an athletics track, extensive children's facilities, three swimming ponds and a Lido. Hampstead Heath is a great place to get out of the busy streets and relax. With meandering paths and great views of London from Parliament Hill, this is one of the most astonishing parks in London.
Parliament Hill is by far the favourite spot in the park loved by many who wander around Hamstead Heath. On a sunny days, people love taking up a bottle of wine, some snacks, and a good book and fly their kites. And then there's the breath taking view of London.
Kenwood House and the surrounds are simply beautiful. The estate is stunning example of English architecture and the renovations that has been done lately to preserve the building made it shine. There's a refreshment available there and you might also catch a gig in the park.
Also known a Camden Canal you feel rather like in the Netherlands than in London wandering along. Boats, swans, couples sharing a drink on the shoreline, it's a beautiful sight on a sunny days. There are many nice cozy pubs and interesting graffitis on the walls along the canal. Walking from either side you will end up in Camden Lock.