Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

Regent’s Park used to be one of our favourite places for a weekend stroll when we lived in London. We would push our elder daughter around in her stroller – she’s now grown up with a family of her own! I also remember trips to London Zoo, which is housed in one corner of the park and on one especially memorable trip there as a little girl, seeing the very old giant panda, Chi Chi, in her enclosure (am really showing my age now!).

We had a couple of hours to fill on our brief trip to London last month. We’d had lunch near our younger daughter’s workplace in Fitzrovia and decided to catch a bus up from Oxford Street, which dropped us off on Marylebone Road. We wandered up Park Square, past the elegant Regency style villas, to the southern entrance of Regent’s Park.

 

I had a good view back towards St Marylebone Parish Church, on Marylebone Road, which has a family connection as my 3 times great grandparents baptised some of their extensive brood of children here in the 1830s/40s (see here for a previous post about family connections around Baker Street).

 

 

We weren’t following a particular path round the park so am not sure exactly which direction we went in but there are plenty of maps to guide you on your way! Past trees overflowing with May blossom, attractive lakes and pretty bridges we ended up somewhere near the centre of the park and enjoyed a welcome afternoon tea before heading back to the hectic pace of the city.

 

 

 

It wasn’t a particularly sunny day but the spring flowers still looked lovely and the birds were out in force along with some friendly squirrels, one of whom followed me a considerable distance no doubt hoping for an edible treat (not forthcoming as I think he would have followed me home otherwise).

 

 

 

Amongst all this beauty it is sad to think of yet another tragedy in London this week not too far away in West London. It is beyond my comprehension that this dreadful fire could have happened – sincere thoughts go out to all the people deeply affected and suffering at this time.

 

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13 thoughts on “A Stroll In Regent’s Park

  1. The news is just so tragic at the moment Rosemary, one terrible thing after another.
    Lovely pictures of Regents Park, we love to stroll there too and have had a similar encounter with the squirrels!!

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    1. Exactly Joy – so sad and more terrible news coming out of London again this morning 😦 Regents Park is a lovely spot isn’t it – our daughter loved the squirrels and used to call them “Kirrels”!! She was not quite 3 when we moved over to Australia! 🙂

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  2. kayrpea61 says:

    Très incroyable, Rosemary! Je l’ai vu du canal. Un conte à venir 😉

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    1. What a coincidence – maybe we were there on the same day?!

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  3. What an incredible place, absolutely beautiful.
    Abby – https://seafoaming.com

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    1. Thanks Abby – yes it is a lovely place for a stroll thanks for visiting! 🙂

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  4. It’s one of our favourite parks too! Yes Grenfall is so tragic, my tears have only stopped… I’ve had to turn off the news for a break 😢

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    1. I’m the same Ting – just so sad and I have to take a break from the news as well 😦 Enjoyed our stroll round Regent’s Park – that was a lovely day 🙂

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  5. restlessjo says:

    It’s one nightmare after another, isn’t it?

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    1. Horrible things going on Jo – try to limit my exposure to the news as it is too much to take at times. Hope all’s well with you – will be along soon to catch up been a busy week!

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  6. This is definitively my favourite London’s park!

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    1. Yes have always loved Regent’s Park too Gin – very relaxing place in the heart of the city 🙂

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