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Park Square & Park Crescent Gardens

Park Square & Park Crescent Gardens
(Photo: Adeline Schlumberger)

The Garden

Park Square and Park Crescent Gardens are two of Regent's Park's grandest gardens and two of London's larger communal garden squares. Designed by John Nash and managed since 1824 by the Crown Estate Paving Commission, they retain most of their original layout. The Grade II listed Nursemaids’ Tunnel connecting Park Square to Park Crescent, built in 1821, is an early example of a pedestrian subway and among the earliest surviving in London. Two splendid plane trees, planted in 1817 to mark the 1815 Allied victory at Waterloo, dominate Park Crescent. Other distinctive trees include a tulip (Liriodendron tulipifera) and weeping silver lime (Tilia tomentosa ‘Petiolaris’).

Head Gardener: Judy Fish

Further information on London Gardens Trust Inventory

Visitor Information

Open
Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00
Activities
Children's play area in central area includes swings and sandpit.
Picnics allowed.
Entrance
12 Park Square East - Main CEPC Office Gate
Nearest postcode: NW1 4LH
Buses
18, 27, 30 + C2, 88
Stations
Regent's Park, Great Portland Street tubes
Cycle hire station
Longford Street (Map)
Toilets
Toilet on site
Access
Steep tarmac ramps through the tunnel between Park Square and Park Crescent. Gravel paths. Cyclists should not secure their bikes to surrounding railings or lamp posts, but can leave them in an allocated area in the garden at their own risk.
Dogs
Working assistance dogs only
Conditions
Small family picnics are permitted.

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