At 256 feet (73m) Primrose Hill is one of London’s highest points. If you stand at the top of the park you can enjoy a stunning panorama of the capital, encompassing most of the city’s iconic landmarks: but there is much more to Primrose Hill than its famous views. At its base, it’s a little enclave of arty, bohemian charm that’s home to some of the UK’s most acclaimed musicians, actors and poets.
This lovely urban village, which occupies the streets between Chalk Farm and Primrose Hill Park, was a hunting forest in Tudor times. The land was purchased by the crown in 1841 and shortly after was assigned for public use. Since that time local residents have worked hard to make sure it stays that way.
Visit the busy shops in Regent’s Park Road, Chalcot Road and Gloucester Avenue to find an eclectic mix of independent retailers selling everything from contemporary art to artisan cupcakes! If you’re heading out of the area you’ll find connections into Central London via Chalk Farm tube or you can hop on a bus that will take you directly to the West End.
Primrose Hill Property profile
With streets lined with elegant three or four storey stucco-fronted houses and Victorian terraces (many now converted into spacious flats) plus the occasional purpose built apartment complex, Primrose Hill is one of the most affluent and sought-after residential areas in London.
Primrose Hill Schools
As a resident of Primrose Hill you will be able to choose from a wide range of top-rated private primary and secondary schools in the Hampstead and St John’s Wood areas. There’s also a choice of state run schools rated highly by Ofsted.
good state schools include Primrose Hill School, St Paul’s C of E Primary and Hawley Infant School. Independent schools include North Bridge House Preparatory School and The Cavendish School.
good state schools include Haverstock School and Chalcot School. Independent schools include North Bridge House, Fine Arts College, College Francais Bilingue to Londres.
Why live in Primrose Hill?
- Arty, bohemian village vibe.
- Home to A-list residents, including film stars, writers and artists.
- Access to green, open spaces for leisure and fitness.
- Proximity to excellent schools.
- Close to Central London with good transport links.
- Attractive, period architecture.
- Hampstead’s shops, bars, cafes and restaurants are just a few minutes away.
Primrose Hill Attractions
- The green open spaces of Primrose Hill and Regents Park.
- Eclectic mix of independent shops including art galleries and artisan bakeries.
- Close to Lords Cricket Ground.
- Close to popular attractions such as Regent’s Park Zoo and Madame Tussauds.
- Cinemas, shopping and leisure facilities at nearby Swiss Cottage.
Getting around in Primrose Hill
The nearest tube stations are at Swiss Cottage and St John’s Wood (Jubilee line) and Chalk Farm (Northern Line). The area is served by buses C2, C11 and 274. Main roads include the A5205 connecting routes to Park Lane and the West End and the A501 which leads to the city, while the A41 Finchley Road is a route to the north.
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