Friends of Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill

An update of what’s happening in our local parks by Mark Elliott

After the long winter it feels good to get out into our Parks and gardens again. As Chair of the Friends, I can tell you that we have not been idle over the winter and have the following to report:


In April, we will open applications to help with litter picking, the gazebo and the bandstand. 

Coronation weekend

We have added two special events:

On Sunday 7 May you are invited to our Big Lunch on the Broadwalk. If you have not already done so, please book your place on the website by using the following link.

On Monday 8 May, come to the Bandstand for a special day that will include Royal Music.  No booking is needed, just bring your picnic and your flags and enjoy the music. 


If you are coming to the Friends of Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill on Coronation Sunday, 7 May, then start planning your competition entries. There are plenty of categories to go for designed to create the most colourful, fun-filled and silly day to remember. Take your pick from:

  • The Best Dressed Table
  • Best Patriotic Pudding
  • Best Dressed Man
  • Best Dressed Woman
  • Best Dressed Child
  • Hat of the Day
  • Best Dressed Dog
  • Best Face Paint
  • Best Foreign Presence
  • Best Crown/Tiara

Multiple entries are allowed.

The Big Lunch is an invitation to Friends, the public and Park stakeholders to instil a sense of community and to celebrate a once-in-a lifetime event.

In addition to prizes awarded for the best categories, there will be music and face painting by Artycat. Attendees should bring their own food and drink, or there are the park cafés.

Booking for The Coronation Big Lunch on the Broadwalk in now available on Eventbrite on

Annual membership of the Friends of Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill is £20.00 and includes membership for everyone in the household. Apart from FREE entry to most events, members receive newsletters and monthly e-mail updates.  They can take advantage of generous discounts, including 25% off in the Park’s cafes and discounts at the boating lake, the tennis and the Open-Air Theatre.

The full events programme is listed on:


For 30 years the Friends has been an unregistered association.  Now we are a Charity with registration number 1201666.  Members will hear more about what this means at our AGM on May 24.

Image courtesy of Jesse Bevan-Brown.

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