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Primrose Hill Area Guide

Introduction to
Primrose Hill, London

Primrose Hill, North London area guide by Goldschmidt and Howland Primrose Hill. Primrose Hill's leading estate agent and letting agent since 1888. New Homes, Luxury Apartments, Luxury Properties for sale and rent in Primrose Hill.


Situated between Camden Town, Swiss Cottage and Regents Park, Primrose Hill has gained a reputation as a retreat for writers, artists and celebrities. With picturesque streets, host of independent and boutique shops, excellent independent cafes and restaurants and picture card colourful residences. The area has a unique community feel, relaxed yet sophisticated energy and open green space of Primrose Hill, offering some of the best walks and views in London!  

Transport in Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill is located in Zone 2 and retains part of its village atmosphere. The nearest tube station is Chalk Farm Underground, a 10 minute walk away, which sits on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line and Swiss Cottage tube station which is serviced by the Jubilee Line is also a short distance away. For overground trains, Kentish Town West and Camden Road are the closest. By bus, the 274 is nearby with routes serving Lancaster Gate and Angel, further buses can also be picked up from Chalk Farm and Camden. Across the park, Marylebone is within walking distance and offers an array of amenities and tourist destinations. 

Property in Primrose Hill

Renowned for its pastel-coloured Victorian homes and family-friendly living spaces, Primrose Hill has no shortage of period properties and grade 2 listed character homes. Sitting alongside these are are beautiful double height ceilinged apartments, immaculately finished and perfect for city professionals with views over Regent’s Park. You will also find plenty of hidden mews homes and Stucco style villas that back onto the canal. 

Council Tax Bands for Primrose Hill

Council Tax Annual Rates for the London Borough of Camden 2021/2022

A £1,146.31
B £1,337.37
C £1,528.41
D £1,719.47
E £2,101.57
F £2,483.68
G £2,865.78
H £3,438.94

(Source London Borough of Camden)

And now for a bit of History on Primrose Hill

The Hill itself has historical significance and is an ancient Celtic Mound which can be dated back as far as pre-Christian times, each year Druids still gather here to mark the Autumn Equinox which was also a notorious duelling sites and saw several notable deaths including Lord Byron’s drinking companion, Lord Falkland, and was once used for hunting by Henry VIII in the 16th century. With a colourful artistic background dating from the 19th century, noted by the number of blue plaques that decorate the iconic Victorian terraces in the area this has continued to blossom through generations of well-known residents including Victorian illustrator Arthur Rackham and playwright Alan Bennett.