Bucolic Bliss

London’s Regents Park in the summer is bucolic bliss, offering  a few moments’ escape from the troubles of the real world.  Around every corner some new interest awaits: live music at the bandstand, a lake on which tiny paddle boats glide along,  mature trees offering shade for picnics. To the north are sports facilities and the famous zoo,. The Park’s northern border is formed by the Regents Canal, a serene stretch of water in a deep cutting,  with still air and  delightful strolls passed spectacular  houses – who are these people? The Park is surrounded by elegant architecture, mostly housing even if some is now used as colleges, while the surrounding road is denied to commercial traffic.   Cafes abound.

Of particular interest is a central area within a circular road  – “the inner circle”.  Here is the Queen Mary Rose Garden,  the Open Air Theatre, the Begonia Garden, and the Japanese Garden.  A central broadwalk runs from South to  North where gushes the Triton Fountain.  Everywhere there are secluded alcoves encouraging composure and meditation.

Historically this Inner Circle was leased to the then Royal Botanic Society which laid out the lawns and lake.    The lake now forms part of the Japanese Garden with its magnificent waterfall. The rose  gardens were then introduced.   The Triton Fountain stands where once stood  the botanical glass house.   Lots of  Regents Park history here.   And here. 

 

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See also on Google maps  here.

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Summer Music in the Park

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Summer 2018 : Come see the Klezmer in the Park

 

The Inner Circle:

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The Triton Fountain in full flow

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The Boy and the Frog – Begonia Garden

 

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The Japanese  Garden

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Spiritual Stones

 

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Former Botanical Garden – The Lake is  now part of the Japanese Garden.  Fascinating history of the Park 1800 to date here,

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The Regents Canal – The North border of Regents Park.

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Macclesfield Bridge – on map here.

 

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One of six new villas along the Regents Canal.  Architect Quinlan Terry. 

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