From Greenwich to Hampstead and beyond, there are almost a hundred universities and higher education institutions in London, but only one boasts a campus that is central, self-contained and downright beautiful – Regent’s University London.  

Regent’s Park is one of London’s historic Royal Parks. Designed by John Nash in 1818, the park is shaped like a rose. The heart of that rose is the Inner Circle, an oasis of beauty in the middle of one of the busiest and most vibrant cities in the world. Swans swim serenely on the small lake, and the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre provides world-class entertainment in the summer months. Stroll through Queen Mary’s Gardens and admire the most varied collection of roses in London – over 12,000 beautiful blooms. In minutes, you will find yourself at the entrance to Regent’s, London’s independent university.

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The impressive wrought-iron gates open onto a semi-circular drive, and the imposing edifice of Herringham, the main building. The four campus blocks, Herringham, Acland, Darwin and Tuke, which date from 1913 to the 1930s, surround a manicured courtyard. The campus is enclosed in 11 acres of beautiful, private gardens, with impressive biodiversity and bee-friendly plants. The Secret Garden, concealed behind high hedges, is a popular stop on the London Open Garden Squares Weekend.

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If you leave the campus by the private gate at the bottom of the gardens, you will find yourself on the banks of the main lake of Regent’s Park. Cross the bridge and within a few minutes, you will find yourself at the door of 221b Baker Street, home of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. Moments later, you will encounter Madame Tussaud’s, the legendary waxworks museum.

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From Baker Street Station, all of London is on your doorstep – you are just a few stops from the buzzing shopping precincts of Oxford and Regent Streets, the glorious museums of Bloomsbury and South Kensington and the iconic theatres of the West End.

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A short walk east from the main campus will bring you to our specialist design and theatre facilities on Marylebone High Street. Marylebone is an elegant neighbourhood, home to top designer brands and quirky boutiques, bookshops and restaurants, as well as the famous Wallace Collection, one of Europe’s finest collections of works of art.  

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But if all the bustle of London seems too much, turn back towards the campus. Sit quietly under the giant plane tree, designated A Great Tree of London. Relax on the lawns outside Reid, our beautiful halls of residence. Read a book in the wood-panelled silence of the Tate Library, or commune over coffee with fellow students in the elegant Brasserie.

Regent’s University London is London’s only independent, not-for-profit university, with a highly cosmopolitan community based in royal Regent’s Park and Marylebone.

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