Regent's Park Property Guide

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Regent’s Park Property: Discover the exclusive Regent’s Park property market with Regent’s Park estate agents Sandfords

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Regent's Park Property Guide

  1. 1. Regent’s Park Property Discover the exclusive Regent’s Park property market with Regent’s Park estate agents Sandfords
  2. 2. Regent’s Park History Together with Hyde Park, Regent’s Park was the hunting ground of King Henry III. The wild bulls, boar and deer that roamed the land were inviting prey, and although hard to imagine, it was the scene of many Royal extravagances. Also hard to imagine is a different name. Previously known as Marylebone Park, it wasn’t until the 17th century that it took up the name Regent’s Park, due to the interest shown by the future King. The park’s arrangement and landscaping can be credited to architect John Nash, who was commissioned by Prince Regent to create a master plan for the area. Nash designed a vast, round park of over 160 hectares, surrounded by palatial terraces, a lake, a canal and an original plan for 58 villas, although only eight were ever built. Regent’s Park became the home to the now-dissolved Royal Botanic Society but it remains the headquarters of the Zoological Society. Now the park is best known as the location for London Zoo.
  3. 3. Regent’s Park Life Regent’s Park is located in the NW1 postcode and borders Primrose Hill, Camden Town, Marylebone and Fitzrovia. The park itself offers a number of lifestyle attractions. The open air theatre is the only professional outdoor venue of its kind, while the annual Freezer Art Fair takes places in the autumn in the south of the park. While central London’s sprawl is accessible by foot, Regent’ s Park is well served by public transport. The nearest Underground stations are Regent’s Park itself, Baker Street and Great Portland Street, while overground services run from Camden Road and Marylebone. Residents of Regent’s Park can often be found in neighbouring Primrose Hill, where there is more of a village vibe and a café culture. The streets of Regent’s Park itself are lined with five-star hotels - perfect places in which to take afternoon tea - as well as bistros and boutiques. Residents take great pleasure in walking through the quaint streets of NW1, with the stucco-fronted terraces providing a stunning backdrop.
  4. 4. Top Attractions in Regent’s Park 1. Quintessentially English living - the John Nash and Decimus Burton-designed terraced properties are so distinctive that they give Regent’s Park an unmistakable atmosphere - one of richness and splendour. 2. The open-air theatre - with professional actors in residence, the plays at Regent’s Park’s open-air theatre are top quality. Expect everything from Shakespeare and Harold Brighouse to Arthur Miller and Gershwin. 3. A sporting chance - The Hub in Regent’s Park is home to the largest outdoor sports facility in London, with pitches for hire, dedicated changing rooms and the chance to join in activities as diverse as Ultimate Frisbee and Australian Rules Football. 4. London Zoo - all creatures great and small have been gathered together in the name of education and preservation. Over 750 different species await visitors to the world’s oldest scientific zoo.
  5. 5. Regent’s Park Property Profile Unlike many of the other Royal Parks, Regent's Park does have a few rare opportunities to live within the grounds itself. There is a collection of private residences around the Inner and Outer Circle of Regent's Park and they are sought-after by extremely distinguished buyers. The Royal Parks are developing a number of lodge properties within the park from 2014 onwards, and each dwelling will be refurbished to a high standard. Buyers looking for houses for sale in Regent's Park are often swayed by the grandeur of the terraces. Almost exclusively designed by architect John Nash, with a few examples of Decimus Burton’s work, the rows of white stucco-fronted dwellings capture the refined elegance of early 1820s. The great terraces include Gloucester Gate, Cumberland Terrace, Chester Terrace, Cambridge Terrace, York Terrace, Cornwall Terrace, Clarence Terrace, Sussex Place, Hanover Terrace and Kent Terrace. To the south of the park are Park Square and Park Crescent - also fine examples of John Nash's design.
  6. 6. What our Estate Agents love about Regent’s Park Royalty in real life - Almost everything about Regent’s Park has a royal connection, from the area’s name itself to the people that live there. The imposing dwellings have an impressive list of current owners, including sultans and princes. Skilfully renovated properties - with so many of the buildings bearing Grade I or II listed status, the character and details have been well preserved. This doesn’t mean, however, that the properties are not fit for modern life, with lavish additions such as cinema rooms, temperaturecontrolled wine cellars and home offices commonplace. Great for the green fingered - Regent’s Park is a magnet for anyone interest in horticulture. Queen Mary’s Garden is home to the largest collection of roses in London, while the Regent's Park Allotment Garden is open to the public.
  7. 7. Buying or Renting Property in Regent’s Park Choosing to buy a property for sale in Regent’s Park can be compared to purchasing a piece of history. Our Regent’s Park estate agents say the network of terraces and squares around the Inner and Outer Circles of the park are home to some of the world’s most expensive properties. “It is vital to choose an estate agent with a good working knowledge of NW1,” says Andrew Ellinas, the Managing Director of Sandfords. “Many of the homes have been in the same family for years, or are listed with English Heritage, so buyers have to understand the gravitas of their purchase.” Flats to rent in Regent’s Park come in many shapes and sizes, and are in constant demand. From new-build penthouses at The Triton Building in Regent’s Place to the split-level apartments in Nash’s famous terraces, you can be assured that any flat for rent in Regent’s Park has an immaculate pedigree.
  8. 8. Properties for Sale in Regent’s Park Some of our top featured properties for Sale in Regent’s Park: 4 bedroom house for sale in Albany Street, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 5 bedroom house for sale in St. Katherines Precinct, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 For an updated and complete list of properties for sale in Regent’s Park, please visit www. sandfords.com
  9. 9. Properties to Rent in Regent’s Park Some of our top featured properties to Rent in Regent’s Park: 4 bedroom house to rent in Albany Street, Regent's Park, London, NW1 1 bedroom property to rent in Hanover Gate Mansions, Park Road, Regents Park, London, NW1 For an updated and complete list of properties to rent in Regent’s Park, please visit www. sandfords.com
  10. 10. Contact Us For more information on buying or renting property in Regent’s Park, don’t hesitate to contact or visit our Regent’s Park Estate Agents office. Sandfords Regent’s Park 6213-215 Gloucester Place London NW1 6BU +44 (0)20 7723 9988 rpsales@sandfords.com rplettings@sandfords.com www.sandfords.com

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