“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
John Nash was responsible for the layout of much of Regency London, but his most enduring legacy is Regent's Park. Here Italian gardens unfurl along Euston Road, and newlyweds pose for photographs in Queen Mary's rose garden. London Zoo sits beside the Grand Union Canal, and the zoo's gazelles and tropical birds can sometimes be spotted from tour barges travelling the canal from Little Venice to Camden Market. Summit Primrose Hill for splendid views across London, or hit Camden Lock Market for equal doses of alternative culture and socialite-chic shopping. Stay for the nightlife, including big-name acts at Koko and music, dance and theater at the Roundhouse.