Primrose Hill Tours
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Located at the north end of Regent’s Park, the grassy slopes of Primrose Hill offer walking trails and benches, making it the perfect place to enjoy a stroll or a picnic. The 206-foot (63-meter) summit of the hill offers expansive views over the park, the neighboring London Zoo, and the skyline of central London.
Renowned for its impressive panoramic views and for a smattering of celebrity residents (Jamie Oliver, Kate Moss, and Gwen Stefani have owned houses nearby), Primrose Hill sits in one of North London’s most sought-after locations. The hill has been popular since the 19th century and is now one of London’s six protected viewpoints. Guided walking tours of North London neighborhoods, particularly Camden, often include a visit to Primrose Hill.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Primrose Hill is a must-visit if you want to soak up some serenity in the city.
- The hill is a favorite hangout for locals and dog walkers.
- In the 18th century, the hill was a destination for duels.
- There are lots of independent and family-run restaurants around Primrose Hill, making it a great place to spend an afternoon.
- The numerous shops and cafés give the area a village vibe.
How to Get There
The nearest tube station is Chalk Farm, which is an 8-minute walk from Primrose Hill. The nearest train station is Kentish Town, a 21-minute walk away (or you can take the tube to Chalk Hill). Numerous buses serve the area, including routes 1, 30, and 139.
When to Get There
You can visit any time, and there is no entrance gate or admission fee. The park is busiest during the weekend, especially if the weather is good, so aim to visit on a weekday if you wish to avoid the crowds and enjoy some peace and quiet.
Primrose Hill boasts a long association with London’s literary history, as evidenced by the numerous English Heritage blue plaques around the area. Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes used to reside here, in a house previously owned by W. B. Yeats. Look for Shakespeare’s Tree, planted in honor of the 300th anniversary of the Bard’s birth. The York stone at the summit is inscribed with a William Blake quote.
Address: Regent's Park, London, England
4 Tours and Activities to Experience Primrose Hill
There’s more to Camden than its famous market. This discovery walk was created by our co-founders, Kristina & Wendy (who called Camden Town home for 3+ years), for you to experience its buzz and authentic charm. Location-based riddles will guide your exploration of the gorgeous Regent’s Canal and streets lined with brightly coloured houses. You’ll find one of the best views over London from Primrose Hill. You’ll unlock local stories and recommendations for our favourite places, so you can turn this experience into a perfect day out in London! - Explore London during this interactive discovery walk - Keep a comfortable distance from other people throughout the experience - Learn about the history and local stories of Camden in a playful way - Solve location-based riddles to unlock directions to your next stop See popular sights from a different angle and discover local spots This discovery walk is a fun activity for friends, couples, families, locals, visitors, and team building.
Crowded markets and dodgy souvenir t-shirts aren't the only things Camden has to offer. This self guided audio tour takes you through the hustle and bustle and into some of the less well-trodden parts of Camden's past and present, from old graveyards to modern street art and the occasional poem from your local resident guide. Get to know this legendary area a little better and enjoy a leisurely stroll from the densely populated centre through to the laid back green spaces. You'll discover some of the interesting history that makes this corner of London so unique, and you'll encounter some of the quirky characters and take in the scenic views. And, because it is Camden, after all, it's a chance to check out some of the places that make it such a night life hotspot!
Solve a trail of cryptic clues via text message as you journey through hidden streets of London. Our hunts are designed to explore well known highlights and hidden gems you never knew existed in Camden. Whether you’re new to the area or a local, you’ll be sure to embark on a fantastic experience and discover fascinating history, eye-popping street art and hidden details in the city.
Taking safety measures
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
The only way to see in 2020! Our fully customised party bus will take you for a tour of London with a difference, before heading to a secret spot for great views of the London Fireworks and finally finishing with a party on the bus!
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience Primrose Hill?
The best ways to experience Primrose Hill are:
- Discovery Walk in London’s Camden & Primrose Hill: canal walks & romantic vibes
- Camden cultural audio tour: From old graveyards to modern street art
- Camden Unlocked - A treasure hunt-style experience - Locked City
- New Years Eve Bus Party and London Fireworks
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