Regents Park Area Guide

UK Area Guides

Regents Park, North West London

Exceptional4.3

Living in Regents Park

Home to beautiful white stuccoed terraces, two of London's loveliest parks, and a canal, Regent's Park is one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in London. The strong community feel and leafy surroundings make this neighbourhood feel like a peaceful enclave in the heart of the capital. Celebrities from the US ambassador to Damien Hirst have chosen this area to call home.

Ratings

Exceptional4.3

Community

There is a strong community of dog walkers in this area, taking advantage of the lovely park that shares its name. There are also a number of independent, locally owned businesses around, and there is a community feel. 

Safety

Regent's Park is a safe but small area, and its proximity to Camden Town, with considerably more anti-social behaviour concerns as well as the possibility of theft/burglary are things to keep in mind. The crime rate in the neighbouring ward, which includes Camden Town, is high. 

Parking

Parking in this area can be somewhat scarce and pricey. Fewer people here own cars than the London average. It is perilously close to the congestion charge zone. 

Nightlife

Regent's Park is home to many acclaimed pubs and restaurants, but isn’t a nightlife destination in its own right. However, because it’s only about a 10-minute walk into Camden Town, it is an excellent place to live if you like to party into the wee hours - without compromising on quiet at home. 

Family Friendly

With a number of beautiful family homes available (albeit at eye-watering prices), access to some of London's best parks, and a great range of good schools, this would be a great palce to raise a family. There is, however, a somewhat higher proportion of working-age adults in this area and fewer young children than in London overall.

Pet Friendly

There is a strong community of dog walkers in this area - no great surprise, with Regent's Park and Primrose Hill at your doorstep. This would be an excellent place to own a dog. More exotic animals can be found in the London Zoo, located within the park.  

Transport

Regent's Park enjoys a central Zone 1 location. Euston Station is served by the Overground and several National Rail services, as well as the Northern and Victoria Lines. Euston Square is on the Circle, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan Lines, as is Warren Street, which is also on the Northern and Victoria Lines. Mornington Crescent and Camden Town are on the Northern Line. King's Cross and St Pancras are nearby, for other National Rail services and the Eurostar. The area is well-served by buses.