By M Andre
Note: The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of RetoxMagazine.com
This summer and autumn, you have a fantastic opportunity to see fabulous sculptures on display by very talented artists at The Regent's Park in London.
The sculptures are on show until 8 October. There is still time to catch Frieze Sculpture 2017 exhibition in London’s iconic Regent’s Park.
The exhibition is free to visit and it features works of some of the world’s most famous sculptures.
The exhibition features acclaimed 20th century and contemporary artists, including works by John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, Gary Hume, Eduardo Paolozzi, Ugo Rondinone and Michael Craig-Martin.
(To see images of the sculptures click on the link.)
You can join a guided tour of the open-air exhibition, or you can simply download the Frieze Sculpture Audio Tour app – the app is free of charge and will give you descriptions of all the artworks on display.
Once you are done walking around, enjoying nature and art or even taking selfies, and are in a need of a beverage and foodstuff, you can explore further by visiting The Regent's Park cafes. Here is more information on some of the cafes and what they offer.
This is one of my favourite spots on a warm day with low winds. The café is positioned on a hill and you can see a long way ahead, all the way across the sports grounds. The café features transparent glass walls and doors so you can enjoy the views of the park inside the café as well as outside.
The Hub Cafe in Regent’s Park serves hot and cold beverages, sandwiches, snacks and yoghurt ice-cream.
There are free toilets available here that customers can use.
More information available here.
This is one of my personal favourite places for food and drink in Regent’s Park. It has a large garden space with lots of tables, so there is plenty of space for everyone.
You can come and simply come and enjoy a drink, such as a coffee, or you can check out their barbecue menu and get some food. The restaurant makes pretty decent burgers, and the smell of the burgers is divine. You can buy hot and cold beverages, including beers. There is ice cream and a variety of other things on offer. For a park café this restaurant offers a good selection of foods (see menu) and beverages (see menu).
The café also has free toilets available for use by it's customers.
This is a superb spot to relax with a beverage and a snack overlooking the boats and the boating lake. Check out our guide on rowing boat and pedalo hire in London. The views from this café are great. However, the café is best enjoyed for its outdoor space so pleasant weather is a must on the day if you wish to sit at the cafe. Alternatively, you can get beverages and snacks to take away.
There are no public toilets at this coffee shop, however there are paid public toilets a very short walk away from the café. You can ask for directions at the café if it is not immediately clear where the park loos are.
The Boathouse Cafe's opening times vary based on the time of the year. For opening times and more information visit their webpage here.
Magdalena Abakanowicz, Standing Figure with Wheel, 1990, Marlborough Fine Art
Rasheed Araeen, Summertime - The Regents Park, 2017, Grosvenor Gallery
Reza Aramesh, Metamorphosis - a study in liberation, 2017, Leila Heller Gallery
Miquel Barcelo, Gran Elefandret, 2008, Acquavella Galleries
Anthony Caro, Erl King, 2009, Annely Juda Fine Art
John Chamberlain, FIDDLERSFORTUNE, 2010, Gagosian
Tony Cragg, Stroke, 2014, Holtermann Fine Art
Michael Craig-Martin, Wheelbarrow (red), 2013, New Art Centre / Gagosian
Urs Fischer, Invisible Mother, 2015, Gagosian
Gary Hume, Bud, 2016, Sprüth Magers / Matthew Marks
KAWS, FINAL DAYS, 2013, Galerie Perrotin
Takuro Kuwata, Untitled and Untitled, both 2016, Alison Jacques Gallery / Salon 94
Alicja Kwade, Big Be-Hide, 2017, kamel mennour
Mimmo Paladino, Untitled, 1989, Waddington Custot Galleries
Eduardo Paolozzi, Vulcan, 1999, Pangolin
Jaume Plensa, Tribute to dom Thierry Ruinart, 2016, Ruinart Champagne
Thomas J Price, Numen (Shifting Votive One, Two and Three), 2016, Hales London New York
Peter Regli, Reality Hacking No 348, 2017, Lévy Gorvy
Ugo Rondinone, summer moon, 2011, Sadie Coles HQ
Hank Willis Thomas, Endless Column, 2017, Ben Brown Fine Arts
Bernar Venet, 17 Acute Unequal Angles, 2016, Blain|Southern
John Wallbank, Untitled (Sewn Cube), 2016, Arcade
Emily Young, Planet, 2012, Bowman Sculpture