Primrose Hill Area Guide

UK Area Guides

Primrose Hill, North West London

Exceptional4.3

Living in Primrose Hill

Situated snugly between Camden and the park that is also called Primrose Hill, this pretty neighbourhood is a family-filled, villagey corner of London. You’re also likely to spot a celebrity or two in this posh hub for media people from TV presenters to newspaper editors.

Ratings

Exceptional4.3

Community

Despite its central location, Primrose Hill is something of an enclave, with a small population that is bound to get to know their neighbours at one of the many independent shops and restaurants in the area

Safety

Primrose Hill is a safe but small area, and its proximity to Camden Town, with considerably more anti-social behaviour concerns as well as the possibility of theft/burglary are things to keep in mind. The crime rate in the ward, which includes Camden Town, is high. 

Parking

Parking is fairly limited in this small area, and much of the available street parking is devoted to residents’ permits. Fewer people here own cars than in London as a whole. 

Nightlife

Primrose Hill isn’t a nightlife destination in its own right, but because it’s only about a 5-minute walk into Camden Town, this is a great place to live if you like to dance late into the night, but have a quiet place to sleep when you get home

Family Friendly

Access to good schools, huge parks, the London Zoo, and the availability of large (if expensive) homes make this an excellent place to raise a family, if you can afford to. Schools are generally good, and there is exceptional access to green space. 

Pet Friendly

The wide open spaces of Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park and the numerous fellow dog owners in the area make this a great place to own a dog.

Transport

Primrose Hill is centrally located in Zone 2 and on the Northern Line. Accessible tube stations include Camden Town, Chalk Farm, St John’s Wood, Camden Road, and Swiss Cottage. The area is well-served by buses.