Primrose Hill Area Guide
Located on the north side of Regents Park, the hill itself has a clear view of central London to the south east, as well as Belsize Park and Hampstead to the north.
Chalk Farm and Camden (Northern line) tubes will whizz you into the centre of town within minutes and the neighbourhood is also within easy walking distance of Swiss Cottage, Marylebone, Regents Park, Camden and Belsize Park.
Picturesque Primrose Hill Village retains its original village charm with a selection of individual shops including an independent bakery, fishmonger, greengrocer and delicatessen, along with many popular local restaurants, bars and pubs.
Housing in Primrose Hill consists mainly of grand Victorian terraces and large, airy flats in converted period buildings. There are a handful of 1970s town houses but the only new build – the Henson flats development in the old Muppet HQ on the edge of Primrose Hill – sold out as soon as they were built. The area’s distinctive properties have beautiful architectural styles and many of the houses around Chalcot Square have pretty pastel-coloured facades.
Primrose Hill has long been a haven for writers and artists – Martin Amis, Isabel Fonseca, WB Yeats, Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, to name just a few. Today it is still home to a disproportionate number of famous residents who can often be spotted walking the leafy neighbourhood streets or drinking in the relaxed local pubs.