Looking to spend a cozy London day in Primrose Hill? Here’s my personalized guide. Enjoy 🙂
Primrose Hill is one of those places that makes you feel like you’ve waltzed into a London movie for the day.
A quaint village-area dotted with telephone booths, pastel-colored flats, Victorian architecture, and stunning views of the city, I’ve made more memories here than I can count. And you can too!
So, if your London wanderings ever lead you to North postcode territory, here are 5 Things to do in Primrose Hill.
But first, some details…
How to Get to Primrose Hill
Address: Primrose Hill Rd, Primrose Hill, London NW1 4NR
Tucked just North of Regent’s Park, Primrose Hill is pretty easy to reach. The closest tube stations are Chalk Farm and Swiss Cottage. But in all honesty, I always opt for a lazy stroll from Camden Town station.
As you can see, this is a great way to stop off at Camden Market on your way, which you’ll definitely want to do if you follow tip 3. Let’s continue.
P.S Be sure to use Citymapper to get around London – it’s a must have!
Around the Area
Primrose hill only takes up a few hundred feet, so why am I dedicating a whole blog post to it? Well, with tons to do around it’s always been the perfect starting point for exploring the North London area, including….
- St. Regent’s Park
- Abbey Road
- Swiss Cottage
- Chalk Farm
- Belsize Park
After you get your Primrose Hill fill, be sure to explore the above!
Opening Time & Entrance Fee
24 hours and absolutely free.
Okay, let’s get into it!
A Day in Primrose Hill, London
1. Visit Local Primrose Hill Cafes
One of my favorite things about London is you’re never a stone’s throw away from amazing local coffee shops. And Primrose Hill, of course, is no exception.
During your time in Primrose Hill, you’ll definitely want to spend some minutes sipping and persuing the best local spots for a bite and a sip.
2. Cozy up with a Good Read (and visit Primrose Hill Books)
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We are open!! After 103 days of trading from behind closed doors we can finally welcome you back inside the bookshop to browse. Come and say hello! Choose a new book! Buy a coffee from a nearby cafe. Enjoy sitting on sunny Primrose Hill. # shoplocal # choosebookshops #primrosehill
Book’s have always been my partner in crime for solo days. When I’m out and about I could happily waste hours getting lost in a travel read or journaling away. Which is why Primrose Hill has grown on me so much!
Visit the lovely Primrose Hill Books, grab a juicy read and pick a spot, any spot!
And happily enjoy the company of a good read, with the backdrop of London at your fingertips. Primrose Hill style.
3. Have a Picnic
With all the green spaces London has to offer, it’s a shame to not have a picnic now and then.
Primrose Hill is the perfect place to have a mini lunch feast with friends and take in the views. So grab the wine and sandwiches and make an afternoon of it!
Options are plentiful when it comes to finding grub. There are tons of shops to pop into on your way over leading up to Primrose Hill, or if you want to save simply make something from home. But my personal favorite will always be bringing over treats from Camden Market.
P.S There’s also a Farmer’s market down the hill you can visit (Primrose Hill Market), open every Saturday 🙂
4. Watch the Fireworks
My go-to spot for Bonfire Night, if you’re ever seeing fireworks in London, Primrose Hill is a must.
Most people tend to head to Central come firework season, making Primrose Hill a bit more low-key and a great area to start and end your festivities with.
P.S It gets SUPER chilly during Autumn & Winter, so be sure to wear layers!
5. Catch Sunrise & Sunset
Like most of London, city beauty is best discovered before sunrise. And subsequently, sunset.
Overlooking central London (cue London Eye, the Shard and BT tower) Primrose Hill is the perfect place to watch the sun hit and leave the city. And if you’re looking to spark some romance, this is the place.
Overall, Primrose Hill will always be a nook of London you can’t help but find your way back to. Whether that’s with a coffee, a read, a bite, fireworks or the simplicity of taking in a view.
So grab a blanket, make your way to Primrose hill and have nothing short of a lovely day.
Have the best time,
Don’t forget to read up on the best cafes in Primrose Hill!