Park It

With this past Monday being a Bank Holiday, and a beautiful one at that, I persuaded the hubs to take a long walk to Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill. A few of my friends have pledged their love to Regent’s Park over Hyde Park, so I was curious to see what all of the hype was about.

Over the Serpentine and through Marylebone to Regent’s Park we went- 3 miles later we walked into the oh-so sacred and serene green space embedded smack in the middle of the city.

079083088 091 092095On a mission to scale Primrose Hill for the highly acclaimed view, we may have skipped over some of the prettier and tucked away areas of the park.

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Finally arriving at the foot of the hill, I didn’t quite know what to expect. A quick glance around provided no jaw-dropping views, but we powered up the path with anticipation.

101The view at the top was really awesome, very unexpected and surpassed my expectations.

107 103108Hungry from the climb, we browsed the cafe menus on Regent’s Park Road just down the other side of the hill and found Ripe Kitchen to look like a healthy and relaxing spot. The down-to-earth cafe was reminiscent of so many that we loved in San Francisco with fresh grain salads and scrumptious-looking sandwiches. Feeling refueled, we walked back home, enjoying the lovely scenery along the way.117 118Regent’s Park is stiff competition, with its panoramic city view offered from Primrose Hill, quiet canals and beautiful bridges. However, Hyde Park is our place- for running, for picnicking, for picture practicing- and still takes the cake in my book.

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