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Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill is a classic example of a London urban village and takes its name from the hill that is 256 feet (78m) high and located just north of Regents Park and London Zoo. The hill offers a spectacular protected view over central London to the south-east, as well Belsize Park, Hampstead Village and Camden Lock with it’s famous market to the north. Primrose Hill was appropriated by Henry VIII and handed over to the public by an Act of Parliament in 1842.

The Village

Primrose Hill village is known locally as “The Island”, bordered by the park and the railway retains its charm and character with an eclectic mix of independently owned shops, boutiques, pubs, cafes and restaurants. Properties in this conservation area in the main comprise of pastel painted stucco fronted Victorian terraced houses, some of which have been converted in to spacious flats.

Celebrity Locals

Primrose Hill has long been associated with writers, poets, artists and political figures - WB Yeats, Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath with its fair share of blue plaques. This exclusive affluent area known for its charm and community spirit is now home to a number of famous residents, who can be seen walking their dogs in the park or passing the time of day outside one of the many cafes and restaurants.

Easy Access for Central London

Transport facilities for Primrose Hill are within easy walking distance. The nearest Underground Stations can be found at Chalk Farm (Northern line) and Camden Town (Northern line). On Regents Park Road, by the canal bridge and St Marks Church, the local bus route is the 274 that runs between Angel Islington and Lancaster Gate Station. The Regents Park Canal with its waterbus service runs near the southern side of the hill.


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Area guide Primrose Hill