Primrose Hill, London
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Primrose Hill, London

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Primrose Hill is a Grade II listed public park located north of Regent’s Park in London, England and first opened to the public in 1842. It was named after the 64 metres natural hill in the centre of the park, the second highest natural point in the London Borough of Camden. The hill summit has a clear view of central London, as well as Hampstead and Belsize Park to the north and is adorned by an engraved quotation from William Blake. It has always been one of the most fashionable districts in the urban belt that lies between the core of London and the outer suburbs and remains expensive and prosperous. Primrose Hill is an archetypal example of a successful London urban village, due to the location and the quality of its socio-historical development, and is home to many prominent residents.

  • The park itself is not very special, but its view to the central London skyline is superb, making this a very unique and attractive place for photographers especially during the sunset where lots of people will sit and relax at the hilltop enjoying the view.
  • Visibility of the sunset is very good all the way until it sinks behind the skyline in the far away central London.
  • The location is quite a long walk (20mins) from the nearest railway station and not many bus routes cover it. Need either a taxi ride or best to drive here yourself.
  • Usually a lot of people gathering at the hilltop during sunset, including many photographers with tripods. Make sure you come early to get a spot as the hill isn’t too big.
Primrose Hill, London
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Primrose Hill, London
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Primrose Hill, London
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