Access in Summary
There are numerous public transport links close to Regent's Park. The closest Underground Stations are Baker Street, Regent's Park and Great Portland Street. These Underground Stations are close to the St Andrews Gate and Clarence Gate Entrances into the Park. There are also multiple bus stops located close by on Baker Street, Marylebone Road, Euston Road and Park Road. Most of these stops offer shelter and seating.
Car Park and Drop Off
There is metered parking around the grounds of Regent's Park concentrated around the Inner Circle and the Outer Circle. There are 3 designated areas for accessible parking which provide free parking for a maximum of 4 hours for Blue Badge holders. These accessible parking areas are located on Chester Road and on the Inner Circle near Chester Gates and Garden Café Gate Entrance. Visitors should note that there are limited dropped kerbs between the parking bays and the pavement. There is space for approximately 8 vehicles at each location.
Access at Entrance
Regent's Park has numerous entrances around its perimeter. In general all of the entrances are sufficiently wide for wheelchair access. Entrance gates, where present, are held in the open position during the park opening hours. All entrance thresholds are generally level with some approaches being on moderate slopes. The Park is open to the public all year round and operates seasonal hours which range from 5am to 4.30pm in the winter extending to 5am to 9.30pm during the summer. Toilets and other amenities within the park are locked approximately 1 hour before the park closes.
There are a range of restaurant and refreshment facilities located within Regent's Park. Most of the restaurants offer hot and cold food and have plenty of seating for visitors. The Boathouse Café is located close to the boating lake, please note the boat hire facility is also located at this location. The Pavilion Café and Tennis Centre is situated near York Bridge, the tennis courts are open all year round and all of the courts are floodlit. The Hub Café, located within the Hub, is popular with visitors as it offers a 360 view of the park. A number of refreshment stands are also open on a seasonal basis during summer months. In total, there are 4 playgrounds within Regent's Park - Hanover Green, Primrose Hill, Gloucester Gate and Marylebone Green.
The Park Office is located on the Inner Circle close to the junction with Chester Road. The office is open for information between 8.30am and 4pm Mon – Fri (excl. Public Holidays). The office is accessed by 4 steps or a moderate ramp and entry into the building is gained via a manual, single door. Outside of normal operating hours an emergency telephone is provided to the left of the entrance should assistance be required by the Metropolitan Police.
Accessible toilets and baby changing facilities are provided adjacent to the main areas of interest around the park. Visitors should note that most of the accessible toilet cubicles require a RADAR key for access. The accessible toilets provide some grab rails with hand washing and drying amenities at mostly accessible heights. The accessible toilets are generally located within the standard toilet blocks some of which may not be suitable for all users. Designated children's toilets are also provided close to most play areas.
Access to All Areas
Access to most areas of the park is possible along well maintained and sufficiently wide pathways which are constructed from tarmac. The park is generally level, however, visitors should be aware that there are some gentle undulations and in places steeper inclines which follow the contours of the land. There are information boards at most entrances and key points within the park which provides visitors with information including the suggested most accessible pathways. Text on the signboards is supplemented by directional arrows and symbols. Seating is provided at regular intervals throughout the park. All seating is bench style and all at a uniform height. The vast majority of seats have armrests however visitors should note that there are some without arm or back rests.