Guide to Primrose Hill
Primrose Hill is the name of a 213 ft hill situated on the north side of Regent’s Park in London, and is also the name of the surrounding district. The hill provides a clear view of central London and is one of the city’s best loved sightseeing spots.
The district of Primrose Hill is one of London’s most affluent and exclusive areas, and neighbours the following highly sought-after areas:
- St John’s Wood
- Belsize Park
- Swiss Cottage
- Camden Park
- Chalk Farm
- Regent’s Park
The district boasts an outdoor gym, known as the Hill Trim Trail, as well as a popular children’s play area. Both are located near Primrose Hill bridge, which connects the area to Regent’s Park and London Zoo.
Primrose Hill’s closest Underground stations are Chalk Farm and Swiss Cottage.
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Primrose Hill is home to seven blue plaques issued by English Heritage. The plaques commemorate the historic personalities who have lived in the district:
- Broadcaster and historian AJP Taylor
- Poet Sir Hugh Clough
- Painter William Roberts
- Revolutionary philosopher and socialist Friedrich Engels
- Photographer Roger Fenton
- Novelist and poet Sylvia Plath
- Poet William Butler Yeats
One of the area’s most adored local events is Primrose Hill Market, which is held every Saturday. The market is a place for small batch producers and street food vendors to showcase their produce and cuisines. It hosts more than 50 stalls, including produce from award-winning farmers and artisan traders.
The hill itself is a popular spot for kite-flying and picnics, and nearby Regent’s Park Road is a hotbed of quaint cafes and gastropubs popular with locals and tourists alike.
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