Jubilee Gates and Queen Mary's Garden, Regent's Park. These magnificent Grade II listed gates, of wrought and cast iron with gilding, and featuring the royal cipher, were the gift of wealthy local artist and philanthropist Sigismund Goetze in 1935. They are one of two such elaborate, listed gates: the other had been installed at the Chester Road entry in 1932.

Left: Roses on the park side of the gates. Right: looking across Queen Mary's Gardens.

The Jubilee gates were for King George V's Silver Jubilee in 1935. Since this one also provides the main entry to Queen Mary's Gardens, it marked the official reopening of the gardens at that time too, after they had been remodelled. The Jubilee Gates are near the York Gate entry which leads into the park from the Marylebone Road just opposite Marylebone Church.

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The terraces at York Gate on the approach to the park, designed by John Nash.

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