A walk to Primrose Hill and back

I must admit to being sceptical that Primrose Hill would be worth the effort, but as you can see from the photo, there is an excellent view to be had of the City, Canary Wharf, St Pauls (can you pick it out), the BT Tower and the Eye. Great place for watching fireworks I bet.

View from Primrose Hill

We of course walked all the way from Bloomsbury, past the blocks of flats next to Euston, right opposite the million dollar mansions circling Regent’s Park. Unfortunately the Park was closed, not that I am a great fan. On the other hand Primrose Hill was open, busy with dog walkers and runners alike. Nice to know that not all the parks in London close at dusk. This park is much smaller than its neighbour, but feels like it has much more open space, and like you were actually walking in a country estate.

On the way back we discovered we could walk along Regent’s Canal towpath, deserted but chilled compared to the outer road. It was fun spying on the great and good as the some of the beautiful mansions back right onto the canal, but not a barge to be seen. We got off at the London Central Mosque but you can go all the way to Little Venice this way. It would have been nice to explore a bit more on the way home, but I was feeling very achy from my swine flu vaccine, so we marched it instead. A walk to recommend taking just under 2 hours.

Chris

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~ by lethaniol on 02/11/2009.

One Response to “A walk to Primrose Hill and back”

  1. What a brilliant idea. I’ll be following you with interest.

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