Lost in the sunshine at Regent’s Park

It feels like you have to make the most of the days when sunny London makes an appearance, and certainly cling on to the thought that summer may still show itself again.  These days are definitely the best for exploring London and I can’t tell you enough how much of the city you’ll see when you take to it on foot, sometimes it’ll even show you something that will catch you by surprise!  

It was only last week that we had a nice little scorcher of a day, after longing to be outside getting a much needed dose of vitamin D all day, I skipped a homeward bound journey on the Circle line for a stroll around Regent’s Park.  It’s the perfect place to step out of city madness and into a tranquil evening by a calm lake and soft greenery.

The last time I wandered around Regent’s Park was way back when we had a proper snowy Sunday so I definitely saw a new side to it and found myself completely switch off from the day.  I completely ignored the maps and just took to the path around the lake.  I soon realised just how big the lake was as I crossed the first bridge and rather than going back on myself ended up going north with a slightly longer walk than I’d planned ahead. Not a bad place to get lost though…

There are also a few bridges closed for repair at the moment, so I definitely recommend taking a look at your mobile’s map every now and again to keep your bearings or you’ll get a sinking feeling you could be there till night fall. Luckily there are a few places offering drinks and a perfect summer ingredient to keep you going.  I couldn’t resist…

Just as I was starting to think I really needed to find an exit and get closer to home, I was surprised by a side of the park much more groomed than I felt at the time.

I was quite taken aback by it and found myself detour once again from the exit to enjoy, for just a while longer, the perfect evening temperature and lovely surroundings.

I made it a fairly short detour and finally forced myself to head towards the Victoria line, wishing I lived in one of the stunning regency homes nearby…

Have you ever found yourself lost in London? And enjoyed it?