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London walk classics: Primrose Hill walk

Toddler at the top of Primrose Hill, London

Enjoying the London views from Primrose Hill.

Walk Distance: 1.2km

Walk Duration: 20 minutes (including a stop at the viewpoint)

OS Map: A good London street map and a sense of direction will suffice.

Suitable for: All pushchairs, all the family.

Walk features: Great views, film/book location, playground, refreshments (summer),

 

 

Walk description:

Primrose Hill, just north of Regents Park in London is a great place for a London walk and pushchair stroll with some amazing London views. Located in one of the most expensive and exclusive residential areas of London, you will be walking in illustrious company with many celebrities choosing to live in and around the area. Primrose Hill also found eternal fame with the hit classic 101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith. Pongo, Missis and Perdita lived close by in Regent Park’s Outer Circle and often walked on Primrose Hill, also the venue of the Twighlight Barking which brought them news of the whereabouts of their stolen puppies!

Wide paved paths for walking at Primrose Hill, London

Perfect paths for pushchairs!

The walk starts in the south-east corner of Primrose Hill, at the Prince Albert Road entrance.  Turn left along the path running paralel to the road, passing the playground and summer cafe. Turn right and begin walking up Primrose Hill before joining another path leading up to the top. There is a great viewpoint from here across London as well as some benches. It is a favourite place for dog-walkers so children trying to recreate the magic of the twighlight barking from 101 Dalmations shouldn’t have too much trouble conjuring up images of the canine communications network!

Finish your walk by descending Primrose Hill on the opposite side of the park, rejoining your start point at the south-east entrance to Prince Albert Road.

This is just one route suggestion but Primrose Hill park is fairly small and you can easily wander whichever way you choose without getting lost.

 

Map of Route:


Directions:

Primrose Hill is easily accessible by bus or walking, with several tube stations close by. The 274 bus to Lancaster Gate, including stops at Baker Street and Marble Arch leaves on the south side of Prince Albert Road, and for Islington on the north side. For Kings Cross, connect by bus from either Baker Street (no. 30) or Caledonian Road and Barnsbury Station (no. 91 from stop L). There are plenty of tube stations within walking distance including nearby Camden Town and Chalk Farm, although neither are completely step free for pushchairs.


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