Primrose Hill

Category: Parks and Open spaces

Primrose Hill is a hill and district located on the north side of Regent’s Park. The hill has a fine view of central London. Like Regent’s Park the area was once part of a great chase appropriated by Henry VIII and became Crown property in 1841. In 1842 an Act of Parliament secured the land as public open space.

The built up part of Primrose Hill consists mainly of Victorian terraces. It has always been one of the more fashionable districts in the urban belt that lies between the core of London and the outer suburbs, and remains expensive and prosperous.

In H.G. Wells’ book The War of the Worlds, Primrose Hill was the site of the final Martian encampment. In The Hundred and One Dalmatians the Darling family live in the district.


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