29: Climb Primrose Hill

view from the top of Primrose Hill (1)

Primrose Hill is located a few minutes away from the north side of Regent’s Park – just across the London zoo. From Camden Town, it’s a pleasant 10 – 15 minute walk along Regent’s canal. When in the park, the slope is steep, but climbing is worth the effort, since from its 78-metre height Primrose Hill offers a clear view over Central London.

view from the bottom of Primrose Hill

The neighbourhood, with its multicoloured Victorian houses, is also an agreeable place. It has the reputation of being a prosperous and fashionable district, so while you’re there pay attention to the people you may cross in the street: the list of Primrose Hill’s residents include the likes of Kate Moss, Jude Law, Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter, Jamie Oliver, Sienna Miller, Rachel Weisz, Enrique Iglesias, Ewan McGregor, Agyness Deyn, Gery Halliwell or Gwen Stefani. A plaque also indicates the house where Friedrich Engels, co-author of The Communist Manifesto, used to live.

view from the top of Primrose Hill (2)

Update: Primrose Hill on a nice day (it makes all the difference!)

Primrose hill on a nice day

Nearest tube stations: Camden Town, Swiss Cottage


One response to “29: Climb Primrose Hill

  1. Pingback: 23: follow Regent’s canal from Camden Town to Regent’s Park | The broke londoner's Blog

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