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The Regent's Park & Primrose Hill

Welcome to The Regent's Park & Primrose Hill

Slow down and smell the roses. Or work up a sweat. Grab a slice of culture or a slice of cake. Watch the birds or take in that famous view from Primrose Hill. There’s something here for everyone. 

Sport and leisure in The Regent’s Park & Primrose Hill

Book a game of cricket or private tennis lessons.  Enjoy playing softball, rounders or a game of touch rugby after work. Hire a pedalo, or cycle the perimeter at sunset.  

Make the most of every minute in The Regent’s Park.

Keeping fit and active, in the fresh air

If you like to keep fit and active, you’ll find plenty to keep you that way in The Regent’s Park. Not content with being home to the world’s oldest scientific zoo, and the oldest open air theatre in the country, The Regent’s Park has an astonishing range of year-round sports facilities, including The Hub and the tennis centre managed by Park Sports

Over 50 bookable courts and pitches

Choose from football, rugby, lacrosse, cricket, softball, rounders, tennis, padel and netball. Or keep active in your own way, at your own pace. We welcome joggers and cyclists, but if you’re on two wheels please keep to the designated paths. If you’d like to join a cycling club, or would like more information, you can get in touch with the Regent’s Park Cyclists

The Regent’s Park, along with Bushy Park, also offer adapted bikes, so that the beautiful open spaces and surroundings are accessible to as many people as possible.

The Hub in The Regent’s Park

The Hub is central London’s largest, most popular outdoor sports facility, with grass pitches for football, rugby and lacrosse over winter and cricket, softball, rounders and touch rugby in summer. You can play as a team, or bring a school, hold a sports day here, host a works outing or a children’s birthday party. Whether you live close by or you’re just visiting, everyone’s welcome. Post-game, relax in the Hub Café, with panoramic views of London. 

Ready to play? Enquire about a pitch here.

Boating in The Regent’s Park

From April onwards, the bright blue pedalos and rowing boats for hire on the Boating Lake and the Children’s Boating Pond are a magnet for visitors, especially families. You can choose your own time – hire for half an hour, or a full hour – and there’s no need to pre-book. Boats take a maximum of four adults on the lake, and it’s strictly one child per boat in the Children’s Pond. Turn up – and take to the water! 

Keeping fit and active in beautiful natural surroundings improves our physical and mental wellbeing, and our quality of life. Make the most of your local Royal Park – it’s free to everyone and open every day of the year.

Playing tennis, netball or padel at the tennis centre in The Regent’s Park

With plenty of floodlit hard courts, a full tennis coaching programme, private lessons and summer camps, you can have a great game whatever your level of ability. It’s a great way to de-stress, keep fit and socialise at the same time.  

The courts are managed by our partners, Park Sports on a pay and play basis. Book in advance here or decide on the day.

Make a difference

Run, cycle or swim to raise vital funds for the Royal Parks in London's celebrated races.

  • The Hub in The Regent's Park

    The Hub

    The Hub is home to the largest outdoor sports facility in London, offering an array of sport activities and iconic views over The Regent’s Park.

  • Park Sports in Regent's Park

    Park Sports in The Regent's Park

    Park Sports The Regent’s Park provides high quality pay and play tennis, padel and netball. There is also a café overlooking the courts and gardens.

  • Boat & pedalo hire

    Boat & pedalo hire

    Embrace leisurely moments at The Regent's Park & Primrose Hill. Enjoy boat and pedalo hire for delightful adventures!

  • Gloucester Gate playground

    Gloucester Gate Playground

    The Gloucester Gate Playground in The Regent’s Park reopened in September 2020 following a complete transformation.

  • Hanover Gate playground

    Hanover Gate playground

    Located to the west of The Regent’s Park, Hanover Gate Playground has a traditional playground for younger children and a timber tree house for older kids.

  • Marylebone Green playground

    Marylebone Green playground

    Marylebone Green playground in The Regent’s Park is a wonderland of climbing frames, seesaws, and sand pits divided into themed zones.

  • Primrose Hill playground

    Primrose Hill playground

    Primrose Hill Playground improvement works are now complete, but the new shrubs and young trees need time to establish. The playground will reopen soon.

  • Deck chairs in The Royal Parks

    Park deck chairs

    Deck chairs are available for hire within the Royal Parks from March through to October. Find out about prices and book online.