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7 May 2009

Climb Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill rises 256 feet above sea level at the north end of Regents Park, and, whilst that isn't a huge feat, it is notable for being a public hill in open space in central London, which makes it virtually unique.

Perhaps now more famous amongst Heat-readers for the 'slebs who live in the surrounding streets of upmarket houses, the hill was once part of Henry VIII's hunting ground, and did not officially become designated as public open space until 1842.

There are great views into Central London and it's handy for Camden, St John's Wood and Chalk Farm...and the Zoo, so get climbing.

**********Update - 2pm**********
TFL's London Loop are also in Primrose Hill this lunchtime, with the following local suggestions:
1. Trojka Tea Restaurant & Room - A Ukranian and Polish restaurant.
2. Sardo Canale - Sardinian food by the canal.
3. The Engineer - A public house which attracts aforementioned 'slebs.
4. Marine Ices - A decent ice cream parlour.

Click here to see the location on a map.

^Picture from Flickr courtesy of bortescristian^


  1. Hi,

    I went to Primrose Hill yesterday, and was posting about it in my blog. I'm going to use your image, and put a link back to you. I hope you don't mind. If you do, please let me know, so I will remove them asap.


  2. Dummy comment to click "follow-up comments", I forgot before

  3. Ups, I didn't see your notice about the picture... I'm going to include it also in my entry.