LONDON CITY GUIDE: EAT SEE PLAY SHOP

Hanover Gate Playground in Regents Park

pedal boats in Regent's Park

children's pedal boats in Regent's Park London

Hanover Gate playground London

The Hanover Gate playground, located on the west side of Regents Park, has just recently been renovated and now includes two different play areas: a traditional playground for younger children and a new timber tree-house section for older, more adventurous kids. It’s also a great little spot to spend a sunny afternoon because it’s right next to the boating lakes and boat house where you can rent pedal boats (both family-sized and single) and float around, taking in the beauty of the park.  (The children’s boating pond is only open on the weekends and is meant for kids aged 5 and up — they have to be able to reach the pedals.) There’s also a little restaurant in the Boat House with outdoor seating facing the lake. It’s a beautiful setting, especially when the weather is cooperating.

CONTACT DETAILS:

Hanover Gate Playground:
Hanover Gate, Outer Circle
Regents Park
London
NW1 4RL

Boats available April-Sept, every day from 10.30am, closing time varies from month to month, weather permitting. Kid’s mini-boats available on weekends. Cafe open 364 days a year.

View map here.


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Comments (3)

Sarah
July 4, 2010

I’ve been to Regents Park many times and never knew a playyground was there! I keep my eyes out for it next time!


August 15, 2010

Brilliant idea -thanks for sharing!


November 17, 2010

If you wish to have a just notion of the magnitude of this city london, you must not be satisfied with seeing its great streets and squares, but must survey the innumerable little lanes and courts. It is not in the showy evolutions of buildings, but in the multiplicity of human habitations which are crowded together, that the wonderful immensity of London consists.!

Nice post! 🙂


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