Hotel 's Park And The Surrounding Area

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Regent’s Park and the surrounding area is the product of extensive planning and represents an interesting time for London’s development; even today it is considered the greatest planning scheme in London’s history. The land that makes up the park was originally a forest known as Marylebone Park and had been used by both royalty and farmers before the Regent development projects began in the early 1800’s. This development included Regent’s Park, Regent’s canal and Regent Street; all part of the grand scheme planned by architect John Nash and approved by the Prince Regent. The original plans for the park were extravagant and included more than 50 villas in the park along with several other structures including a church and a pleasure palace…show more content…
The leases for the farmlands of Marylebone Park were signed for 150 years and set to expire during the year 1811, the same year in which the Regency began. The Regency Era began when George IV became the Prince Regent in 1811 due to his father King George III’s becoming unfit to rule. The Prince enjoyed living a lavish and extravagant lifestyle and had a desire to create grandeur in arts and architecture while in power. The Regency may have officially ended in 1820 when Prince Regent became King George IV, but the era of Regency Architecture has loosely defined boundaries and can be considered from the beginning of the 19th century until 1830 when King George IV died. Regency architecture evolved out of the Georgian era and typically uses very similar forms although details in materials, decoration and movement became more important in the Regency era. One of, if not the most iconic architects of the Regency period is the architect for the Regent’s Park scheme, John Nash. John Nash was architect for the government offices of Woods and Forests when the Prince Regent came to power and Nash’s scheme for Regent’s Park was presented almost immediately. The plan appealed to the Prince Regent who was impressed by the extravagant nature and stated that his developments of London, ‘will quite eclipse Napoleon’. John Nash impressed the Prince and became the advisor on architecture, allowing him to
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