What to do in London; Primrose Hill

The endless question: what to do in London? Well, there’s always something to do in the city and one of our favourites is Primrose Hill.

London is BIG. Huge in fact.

So, when you stumble across a slice of village life in the city, it’s hard not to love it. And that’s exactly what Primrose Hill is, a beautiful village nestled amongst a very bustling city.

What to do in London, Primrose Hill

Where is Primrose Hill?

A short distance from Camden and an easy commute to the West End, it’s easy to see the appeal of this iconic North London area.

Chalk Farm tube station is the one you’ll want for Primrose Hill. It’s around a 10-minute walk from the tube to the main Regents Park road where you’ll find the path up to the viewpoint.

We recommend City Mapper or Google Maps to find your bearings once you step out of the tube station.

What’s in Primrose Hill?

This urban village has it all…

It’s full of local shops, a brilliant choice of pubs and restaurants plus, it’s right next door to Regent’s Park. One of our favourite things to do is catch a quick pint in The Queen’s and then head on up to the top for sunset.

The Queen’s is a famous pub situated right next door to the entrance for Primrose Hill. It serves up seasonal British food and prides itself on the best roast dinner in North London. Now that’s quite the statement.

We have to admit, a Sunday Funday spent here enjoying their bottomless Yorkshires and necking bloody mary’s sounds absolutely wonderful to us!

Where can you eat?

Like every good London hangout, there’s cafes and restaurants aplenty in Primrose Hill.

Whether it’s the popular Lemonia for a taste of Greece, the Michelin starred Odette’s for fine dining or London pub stalwart, The Lansdowne. Primrose Hill has eating out all wrapped up.

Or, like us, you can pack yourself a picnic and enjoy a veggie wrap at the top of the hill.

Picnic at Primrose Hill
Picnic at Primrose Hill

During the summer months you’ll notice picnic goers in abundance. Long summer evenings and the most popular view of London make the perfect canvas for a few drinks and a little buffet.

Whether it’s locals, people pitching up after work or families flying kites, it’s always an atmospheric spot. Perfect for a picnic, sunbathing or a jog come sundown.

Primrose Hill viewpoint
Primrose Hill viewpoint

What else can you do there?

If an iconic view point and plenty of pubs aren’t floating your boat then Primrose Hill still has more to offer.

As weekends in London are notoriously busy, why not try and head over to this part of the capital during the week. If so, you’ll find some fab independent shops…

Look out for modern greengrocer’s Melrose and Morgan, interior treasure trove Graham and Green, the village go-to for a decent brunch Greenberry Cafe and Primrose Hill Books for one of London’s leading independent bookshops.

Primrose Hill bookshop
Red phoneboxes in London

Don’t forget your camera!

Regents Park Road is a people watcher and aimless wanderer’s dream. The area can bring quite the celebrity crowd and as it’s steeped in history, you’ll sometimes spot a famous face or two.

Whenever it comes to London, we always find it a joy to just wander. To just observe. There’s always something to see round every corner.

Have you ever heard of this unusual London view point? Read all about The Way Gate in Richmond Park HERE.


2 thoughts on “What to do in London; Primrose Hill

  1. What a lovely place with beautiful views, looks really interesting and I love the collection of pictures!

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