Gently rising 256 feet (78 m) into the north London skies is Primrose Hill, a small park situated to the north of Regent’s Park, wedged betwixt Camden Town and St John’s Wood tube stations.
Opened to the public in 1842, Primrose Hill once served a hunting ground for Henry VIII and as a handy venue for duellists, who tried to take chunks out of each other over matters of honour and respect.
A bit like Peckham today, then. 🙂
Immediately following the announcement of the Second World War, the top of the hill took on a rather less welcoming aspect after anti-aircraft guns were installed on the summit.
A leisurely stroll to the top of this Royal Park rewards perambulators with some fantastic views across London, taking in well-known landmarks such as The Shard, Telecom Tower, the London Eye and various Towers of Mammon in the City Of London.
Zooming in a bit, you can see Telecom Tower and the London Eye to the far right, with Centre Point in the middle.
A sign at the top of the hill points out the various Laaaandahn landmarks.
It was busy at the top of the hill.
A last view from the top.
At the bottom of the hill can be found the hideously post villaaage of the same name, which is vajazzled with generally ghastly celeb residents.