Primrose Hill Area Guide: let us find your perfect property

Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Everyone knows the importance of location, location, location but if you’re looking for one of the jewels in London’s crown, it has to be Primrose Hill. 

This area has been described as everything from elegant and charming to picturesque and romantic, yet words alone barely seem to do this lovely place justice. 

Primrose Hill is home to lots of gorgeous three and four-storey Victorian properties, as well as bustling restaurants, great schools and a thriving arts culture. 

Whether you’re in the market for a family home or a cosy crash pad, our award-winning estate agency and appointed Guild member for NW3 will help you find your perfect property. 

Medieval roots and modern celebrities

Some people think the area was named after Prime Minister Archibald Primrose. In fact, Primrose Hill dates back to the 15th century and shares its name with the pretty flowers that bloomed on it. 

It was also a hunting ground for English monarchs, and more recently, something of a lure for poets, with William Butler Yeats, Sylvia Plath and her then-husband Ted Hughes among the most celebrated residents. 

In the 1990s, it was used to describe the clutch of famous faces who called the area home. Known as the ‘Primrose Hill set’, they included Jude Law and Sadie Frost, Kate Moss, Ewan McGregor, Patsy Kensit and the Gallagher brothers. 

Green spaces 

As you might expect, Primrose Hill dominates the area and rightly so. Although standing only 213 feet, it is mighty when it comes to the breathtaking view: it feels as though the whole of London is unfurled at your feet. 

One of the best ways to enjoy this amazing space is to bring a picnic, stretch out on the grass and count the landmarks you can see on a clear day: try to get from London Zoo to Crystal Palace.

It’s not the only local green space to enjoy. Much of Primrose Hill is under a conservation order, so its leafy streets and double-fronted houses look much as they did a century ago. 

Stroll past the pastel-coloured buildings of Chalcot Square on your way to Sunday brunch, or enjoy a leisurely walk alongside Regent’s Canal. 

Dining out 

When you’ve had your fill of beautiful architecture and the stunning cityscape views, Primrose Hill has plenty of great places to eat and drink. 

For lovers of Mediterranean food, drop into Lemonia while there is delicious seasonal fare on offer at Odette’s. Vegans should beat a path to Manna, first established in the 1960s, and if you’re hungry for hearty Italian cuisine, head to La Collina.

Pub lovers take note: the Princess of Wales has a great range of beers and wines, while their Sunday roast has to be tasted to be believed.

The Engineer’s garden is the perfect place to try their latest craft beers, while The Queen’s is a relaxed and friendly Victorian-style pub. It serves great food too.


There’s a nice variety of boutiques and shops that add to the community feel in Primrose Hill. As experienced estate agents, we know there really is something for everyone. 

The north end of Regent’s Park Road is where you can get most of your retail therapy, and every Saturday there’s the Primrose Hill Market. 

Make a note to swing by deli-cum-grocer Melrose and Morgan on Gloucester Avenue. Whether you want to throw together a quick dinner party or need a hearty breakfast, it’s got you covered.


We know art and culture lovers are spoiled for choice in Primrose Hill. There’s music and dance events, as well as workshops at Cecil Sharp House on Regent’s Park Road, and if contemporary art is more your speed, you’ll find it at the Zabludowicz Collection on Prince of Wales Road. 

Twice a year you can enjoy the Primrose Hill Festival, and there’s always something happening in nearby Camden: from gigs and concerts at The Roundhouse to its lively range of bars and nightclubs. 

If you prefer nature and wildlife, you’re just 10 minutes’ walk from London Zoo. 


Primrose Hill offers a great choice of schools in and around the area. Primary school options include Primrose Hill Primary, St Paul’s Church of England and St Christina’s Catholic Primary School in nearby St John’s Wood 

Secondary schools include state options Haverstock School in Chalk Farm and Regent High School in Camden, and there’s the independent Fine Arts College in Hampstead.

Transport links  

Camden Road station is less than 20 minutes’ walk from Primrose Hill, and there are eight trains an hour making the 25-minute run to Stratford. 

South Hampstead station is under 30 minutes away and its three trains an hour will get you to Euston in 10 minutes.

Walking from Primrose Hill, it takes eight minutes to reach Chalk Farm underground station on the Edgware branch of the Northern line, and 15 minutes to get to Camden Town tube.

There are also plenty of regular buses, and the Regent’s Canal cycle path is a clean, green way to get from A to Z. You can hire a bike from TFL station on Gloucester Avenue. 

Let us find your perfect Primrose Hill property

We bring years of experience to the table, while our dedicated services cover selling and buying, lettings, refurbishments and property management. 

Whether you want to buy your dream family home, put your Primrose Hill apartment up for sale, or create a buy-to-let portfolio, our team can help. 

Get in touch for an honest, no-obligation appraisal, or book a valuation here.  

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