4 October 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Discover the History of Regents Park

Join the Penfold Community Hub regular walking group as we explore some of the hidden history of this famous London Park. The walk will be led by City of Westminster Guide Richard Fentiman .
Originally part of the Great Middlesex Forest, the area now known as Regent’s Park was owned by Barking Abbey until the Dissolution, when it was appropriated by Henry VIII and became a royal hunting ground.
After the execution of Charles I, Oliver Cromwell stripped the land of trees to pay for his New Model Army and the open land became small holdings. At the Restoration, Charles II took back the park for the Crown in whose possession it has remained ever since. It was King George lll in 1760 who initiated the development, continued by his son The Prince Regent, that created the park we see today.

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