Once a hunting forest for Henry VIII and later declared a public park in the 19th century, Primrose Hill was named after Prime Minister Archibald Primrose, whose premiership witnessed the rapid expansion of the London underground network. The hill itself is located on the northern side of Regent’s Park and offers one of the finest views across town.
The area has always been very affluent, historically attracting academics and intellectuals to its Victorian terraced properties. Today, families and young professionals are drawn to the highly desirable neighbourhood by the quiet village atmosphere and excellent connections to central London.
As well as the local state primary school that serves the area, Primrose Hill Primary, there is a selection of excellent schools in neighbouring areas, such as St John’s Hill and Regent’s Park, including the ever-popular American School (featured).
The Greenberry Café (featured) is a very popular neighbourhood café, Much-loved restaurants in the area include the Michelin-starred Odette’s and Lemonia, which serves Greek food.
There are a variety of popular pubs in the area, many of which serve good food too, such as The Queens (featured) and the Engineer.
On the hill itself (featured) are facilities such as an outdoor gym and children’s playground. The area is also within walking distance of Regent’s Park, in which the world-famous London Zoo is located.