Is Primrose Hill made for you? Our guide of the area

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ The Primrose Hill set is a name applied to a group of celebrities in the 1990s, who were based in Primrose Hill, near Camden Town in North London, and had, in the words of Andrew Johnson writing in The Independent in 2010, a reputation for “having a whale of a time with drink, drugs and bed-hopping”. “

Things that make us love Primrose Hill

What makes the heart of Primrose Hill? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Primrose Hill to help you decide to move in there.

Are there any good pubs in Primrose Hill?

As Londoners, we cherish our local pubs. Primrose Hill has some great go-to spots. From smaller, more family run chains to larger pubs like WeatherSpoons, there is a pub for everyone in the area.

Pub name Name Address Description
Flask 14 Flask Walk Hampstead NW3 1HE One of north London’s best known pubs, rebuilt in 1874 and bought by Young’s in 1904. A veritable Hampstead institution, originally the Lower Flask, which, after its acquisition by Young’s, underwent a sympathetic refurbishment, albeit one that was somewhat controversial with locals. The old public bar, with its separate entrance, darts board and TV screen, is very much as it was and, incidentally, this is the only part of the pub open from 11.00, the lounge opens at noon. As you enter the lounge, your eyes are immediately drawn to the fine tinted sepia photographs which adorn a full-height timber-and-glass screen separating this room from the public bar. This small, intimate area then leads into a larger back bar. Finally you are led into a conservatory, very much for eating. A CAMRA London Heritage Pub listed for its historic interior. Tuesday quiz nights. Third of a pint taster paddles available and are good value. Various board games including dominoes. Children permitted until 20.00.
Freemasons Arms 32 Downshire Hill Hampstead NW3 1NT Roomy gastro-pub, offering starters, salads, pizzas, pastas, mains and desserts, along with extensive wine list. Very popular with young professionals, it seems. interior still retains some nice features, such as fireplaces, but mainly dominated by track lighting, soft music, upholstered banquettes, wooden tables and chairs, along with recent extension to dining area (which sacrificed garden space in a less than aesthetic manner).
George 250 Haverstock Hill Hampstead NW3 2AE There has been a pub here since 1666, when this was the main road out of London, the present building dating from the 1920’s built as a hotel featuring modern gas lamps for lighting. The large lamps outside may well have been for such purpose. Originally the George, it had a spell as the Great Tree from 1700 until later in the 18th century. Used to be a Rat & Parrot (S&N Retail) for a few years until 2004. The exterior is quite impressive in “Brewer’s Tudor” style with leaded windows in the upper story. There is a large single, open plan L-shaped bar which has undergone recent refurbishment to brighten the place up and create a very comfortable environment. Using plenty of light wood, soft colours, lighting and gas coal-effect fires, there’s a stripped wooden bar with stools around it and a mix of sofas and standard tables. The floor is alternatively tiled or wooden and the back area seems to be reserved for eating in the evenings. There is a small patio to the rear, largely given over to smokers. Hot and cold meals are available daily. All NHS staff get a 10% discount.
King William IV 77 Hampstead High Street Hampstead NW3 1RE This old coaching inn with a large central bar has been a stalwart of the gay scene for many years which has earned it the local nick-name of the Pink Willie. The entertainment is geared to the target audience and there is seating in a very pleasant back garden and outside on the street by a crepe stall (separately operated so don’t bring crepes into the pub).
Old Oak 1 Mansfield Road Hampstead NW3 2JD June 2022 – Handpumps still in place, Doom Bar clip turned round.
Spaniards Inn Spaniards Road Hampstead NW3 7JJ The building dates back to about 1585, though possibly not originally a pub, it is soaked in history, housed in a charming grade II listed, white weatherboard clad exterior. The pub’s interior is divided into separate rooms with areas featuring wooden beams and low ceilings, lending the place a cosy atmosphere. There is a large garden out back alongside the car park. The inn is mentioned in Dickens’ ‘Pickwick Papers’ and Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’, Keats is said to have written ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ in the garden. But references to the highwayman Dick Turpin being born here are false since he was born in Essex. Good selection of imported beers and close to the Heath and Kenwood House. It can get very busy at the weekends so don’t be surprised with a long queue just to get a drink on a busy, sunny, Sunday afternoon. Drinkers may be relegated to the heated garden if tables inside are booked for food.
Wells Tavern 30 Well Walk Hampstead NW3 1BX Aug 2022 – the freehold was sold by The Hampstead Wells & Campden Trust to Simon Bridbury Developments Ltd. This saw the end of the 300 year history of property ownership in the area for the charity. Beth Coventry (landlord since 2003) was quoted in the Camden New Journal, “I’ve got 4 years left on my lease and it should basically automatiucally renew”. We shall see.
Duke Of Hamilton 23 New End London NW3 1JD In May 2023 the sole cask beer was Doom Bar – said to be due to contractual reasons – but in Oct 2023 Purity Gold was back on tap. The Jazz Club referred to below continues – see their wesbite for details of events https://hampsteadjazzclub.com/
Garden Gate 14 South End Road London NW3 2QE Close to Hampstead Heath and Parliament Hill this is a large, comfortable, multi-roomed venue, furnished with wooden and upholstered tables and chairs, soft lighting, soft music, stained glass, non-working fireplace. Plenty of room around front bar, with another smaller room at the back, to the left.
Haverstock Tavern 94 Haverstock Hill London NW3 2BD 24/05/23 – pub now offers a 10% discount to CAMRA Members. Handy for a pre-gig event if visiting the Roundhouse. At the end of 2019 it reopened as the Haverstock Tavern. Confirmed three cask beers on. Suspect a beer from Leeds might be a regular and perhaps the Pride but we shall see.
Holly Bush 22 Holly Mount London NW3 6SG 20/04/23 – The left hand bar tables were all laid up with white table clothes and for meals. It seems it is now essentailly a dining area. The menu has also been moved up a notch or two, with the cheapest main around £16.00, and wines from around £26/£27.
Horseshoe 28 Heath Street London NW3 6TE The ultimate owner is AB INBEV. Urban Pubs & Bars are running the pub. A former Wetherspoon’s pub which moved distinctly up-market with the introduction of an extensive gastro menu, open kitchen and all, and the installation of its own micro-brewery down in the basement. This subsequently metamorphosed into the Camden Town Brewery and the kit was removed while the brewery grew and grew.
Magdala 2a South Hill Park London NW3 2SB From the 8th Jan 2024 for the rest of January they will be serving CASK ales at £3.50 a pint …. Yum !
North Star Tavern 104 Finchley Road London NW3 5JJ 30/11/22 – St Austell Tribute plus New River Twin Spring. It is possible that (for example) the Pride may be alternated with St Austell TRibute, Doom Bar or Sharp’s Atlantic.
Old Bull & Bush North End Way London NW3 7HE Considered by some wags the most agreeable pub in Golders Green, this is up the road from the now sadly closed Jack Straw’s Castle (converted to luxury flats). Handy if you are visiting the less well-known northern extension of Hampstead Heath or the West Heath and Golders Hill Park. Made famous by Florie Ford’s music hall song, “Down at the Old Bull and Bush” where people were invited to come and make eyes at her and perhaps no doubt they did. It’s an old coaching inn set back from the road with seating out front. The interior has been much modernised and we are informed by the pub’s manager (Nov 2019) that that “we offer two beers regularly with both on most of the time at least one at all times”. Food served, for details and serving times click on their website. Bus: 210, 268.
Old White Bear 1 Well Road London NW3 1LJ Reopened on 15th Dec 2021 – see https://www.oldwhitebear.com/. Four cask beers were available on a visit in Jan 2022 and these are shown. It is possible that the beer from Leeds Brewery may change. The pub is run by Northern Union Pubs which is owned by the team who set up the Leeds Brewery (now closed and beer brewed at Kirkstall). This is their third pub in north London, all follow the theme of having been taken on after being closed.
Roebuck 15 Pond Street London NW3 2PN Cosy pub, opposite The Royal Free Hospital, acquired by Young’s in 2008, dating from 1860 as the Roebuck Hotel – which is still evident from the upper fascia. Furnished internally with wooden tables and chairs, some upholstered, and sofas, low lighting, soft music. Conservatory and garden at the back, lower room available to let. Tables outside in front allow you to watch the comings and goings but need to be vacated by 9.45pm.
Stag 67 Fleet Road London NW3 2QU This roomy Victorian pub (ca. 1874) was a reliable back street boozer. In 2008, new owners (two brothers who started with the Regent in Kensal Green) painted the entire vast Victorian frontage black, pared down the interior to minimalist, with wooden tables and chairs, punctuated by candlelight, and re-vamped the huge garden behind with bookable cabanas, summer BBQs and events such as acoustic music.
Washington 50 Englands Lane London NW3 4UE Popular and imposing Victorian corner pub. Extensively retained period woodwork together with lots of cut and etched glass complimenting the stucco ceiling and island bar. Listed on CAMRA’s National Inventory of historic pub interiors for its surviving interesting Victorian fittings.

Gyms to stay in shape in Primrose Hill

As remote work becomes more prevalent, there’s a corresponding rise in gym attendance to maintain fitness. With options like David Lloyd, TheGym, and others, Primrose Hill could be instrumental in helping you stay in shape – a valuable amenity in close proximity.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Talacre Community Sports Centre Dalby Street, London 4.3 280
PureGym London Camden 193-199 Camden High Street, London 4.3 297
Stoked Adonis Personal Training 50A Haverstock Hill, London 4.3 N/A
Yogaroma 31 Chalk Farm Road, London 4.3 1
triyoga Head Office Unit 4, 122A Gloucester Avenue, London 4.3 3
Primrose HillPilates and PT 44 Gloucester Avenue, London 4.3 1
Circus Glory 29 Hopkinsons Place PRIMROSE HILL COMMUNITY CENTRE, London 4.3 17
triyoga Camden 57a Jamestown Road, London 4.3 687
Holiday Academy day-camp with Forest School 31 Inverness Street, London 4.3 3
St Pancras Boxing Club 25 Talacre Road, London 4.3 50
Zenbox Stress Management 33 Parkway, London 4.3 N/A
Synergy and Restorative Movement Kentish Town Studio, 1, 141-145 Kentish Town Road, London 4.3 N/A
Yoga Rebels 117 Castlehaven Road, London 4.3 N/A
Caro Pilates On The Lane – Massage, Beauty, Health & Wellbeing, 16 England’s Lane, London 4.3 5
Jackson Training Adelaide Road, London 4.3 N/A
PILATES MATWORK TEACHER TRAINING First Floor, 141-145 Kentish Town Road, London 4.3 7
Kentish Town Sports Centre Grafton Road, London 4.3 516
Kentish Town Studio 1st floor, 141-145 Kentish Town Road, London 4.3 3
Yoga with Charli Belsize Community Library, Antrim Grove, London 4.3 31
Breathe Fitness 13 Saint George’s Mews, London 4.3 47

Museums & Galleries

An area lives because of the people who live, work and interact. Art is a great way to discover an area in a new way. If you are looking to move in Primrose Hill we definitely recommend that you check for galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. They provide a great source of enjoyment over the weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Art.UK.net 2 Egbert Street, London 5 1
Dr. BR Ambedkar House 10 King Henry’s Road, London 4.6 386
Match Attax Headquarters London N/A N/A

Supermarkets in Primrose Hill

Grocery shopping is something that people do all the time, so it would make sense to want to find out where the nearest shopping centres are in your area. In Primrose Hill, Take a look at the major supermarkets nearby, so you know where to go grocery shopping if you are to make this place your home.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Sainsbury’s Local 3-4, Fenton Parade, Woolwich Road, London 3.6 70
ALDI 2 Brocklebank Road, London 4.3 1768
Tesco Express 205 Peninsula Square, London 2.9 136
Tazaki Japanese and Oriental Horn Lane, London 3.8 498
Select and Save Grocery Stores Unit 4-5, Metcalfe Court, West Parkside, London 3.4 184
Sainsbury’s Local 70-72 Banning Street, London 3.9 18
Argos 3-4, Fenton Parade, Woolwich Road, London 4.6 9
Home Bargains Bugsby’s Way, London 4.4 655
Iceland Supermarket London 210-218 Trafalgar Road, London 4.2 358

Are the restaurants in Primrose Hill any good?

Primrose Hill is rich in restaurants, from Indian, Chinese or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and the foodies that you may be will surely find what you are looking for.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
York & Albany Hotel 127-129 Parkway, London 4.3 921
Electric Ballroom 184 Camden High Street, London 4.3 845
The Engineer 65 Gloucester Avenue, Greater, London 4.3 1228
The Lansdowne Pub & Dining Room 90 Gloucester Avenue, London 4.3 644
Jazz Cafe 5 Parkway, London 4.3 4653
The Lock Tavern 35 Chalk Farm Road, London 4.3 1965
Jamon Jamon 38 Parkway, London 4.3 984
The Blues Kitchen 111-113 Camden High Street, London 4.3 5916
BrewDog Camden 113 Bayham Street, London 4.3 2687
Guanabana Restaurant 85 Kentish Town Road, London 4.3 1430
The Princess of Wales 22 Chalcot Road, London 4.3 893
Feng Shang Princess Southern Star Cumberland Basin, Prince Albert Road, London 4.3 704
Lockside 75-89 Camden Lock Place, London 4.3 1506
The Ice Wharf – JD Wetherspoon 28A, 28B Jamestown Road 4.3 5555
Haché Burgers Camden 24 Inverness Street, London 4.3 1459
The Good Mixer 30 Inverness Street, London 4.3 925
MannaLondon Restaurant 4 Erskine Road, London 4.3 443
Lemonia 89 Regent’s Park Road, London 4.3 1743
Honest Burgers Camden Unit 34a Camden Lock Place, London 4.3 1266
The Black Heart 3 Greenland Place, London 4.3 2315

Green space in the city of Primrose Hill

One of London’s greatest features are the large green spaces that cover the surface of the city. Check below if Primrose Hill is a good fit for you. Be it for a simple walk or for a casual summer picnic.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

Is the local life vibrant in Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill is full of life and things to do. We suggest looking at Timeout for their weekly Primrose Hill event listings to find local activities. Here’s a convenient link to see their upcoming happenings. Having a good grasp of what’s in Primrose Hill and where helps get situated when moving. Our map compiles property price points and other details from this article to outline what’s available in Primrose Hill.

In Primrose Hill, what things may you need?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Primrose Hill name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Are there many post offices in the region of Primrose Hill?

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages easy. In a post office you can do things like exchange currency, post your packages, buy everyday items and even redirect your mail. It is likely you will use one at some point if you were to move in to the area so we have compiled the post offices nearby in a table below so you know if this area is the right place for you.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Camden High Street Post Office 112-114 Camden High Street, London 2.4 123
Regents Park Road Post Office 91 Regent’s Park Road, London 2.5 35
Post Box 147 Kentish Town Road, London 5 1
Camden Post Office 124 Camden High Street, London 4.2 135
Queens Crescent Post Office 139 Queens Crescent, London 3.5 86

Health amenities that are in Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill has 6 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Touch Tuina Clinic 46 Malden Road, London 4.7 45
Medicspot Clinic Primrose Hill 28 England’s Lane, London 4.5 2
Thrive Medical 26 Mornington Terrace, London N/A N/A
Primrose Hill Natural Health Centre 9 Saint George’s Mews, London 4.3 3
Testing For All 13 Hawley Crescent, London 3.7 3
AcuMedic Clinic 103-105 Camden High Street, London 4.4 81

In Primrose Hill, what schools are nearby?

Having a nearby school is a plus when moving. Below are schools located by Primrose Hill. This table is especially important to pay attention to if you are trying to find a place for your child to learn in the next few years.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Haverstock School 24 Haverstock Hill, London 2.6 14
Primrose Hill Primary School 40 Princess Road, London 4.5 8
Bright Horizons Regents Park Day Nursery and Preschool 15 Gloucester Gate, London 4 4
Hypnotherapy Clinic at Triyoga Camden 57 Jamestown Road, London N/A N/A
Octagon St Saviours Church Hall, Eton Road, London 5 1
Kumon Maths & English 10-16 Haverstock Hill, London 5 9
Ready Steady Go Primrose Hill Business Centre, 110 Gloucester Avenue, London N/A N/A
Seventa Makeup Academy 3 Adelaide Road, Chalk Farm, London 4.7 62
Learning Curve Group Hair & Beauty Academy Camden 45-46 Chalk Farm Road, London 3.3 31
Harmood Children’s Centre 1 Forge Place, Ferdinand Street, London 3.6 8
St Paul’s CE Primary School Elsworthy Road, London 4.3 8
Holiday Academy day-camp with Forest School 31 Inverness Street, London 3.3 3
G G T S Music Services 38a Parkway, London N/A N/A
London Ultimate Guitar Lessons 38a Parkway, London 5 1
Learn To Uke c/o Spread Eagle The Snug, (Upstairs) c/o Spread Eagle Pub, 141 Albert Street, London 5 6
Poppins Daycare Nursery 20 Fellows Road, London N/A N/A
The Caraf Centre 27-30 Cheriton Avenue, Queens Crescent, London 4.4 7
Natalie Koffman – Revive Health MRSS MTI ITEC Dip Sports LSSM 16 England’s Lane, London 5 2
Little Garden The Kentish Town Day Nursery & Pre-School 37 Ryland Road, London 4 8
Abcschool England’s Lane, London N/A N/A

Tube & Train stations nearby Primrose Hill

Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to Primrose Hill entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Kentish Town West United Kingdom 3.8 40
Camden Road United Kingdom 4.2 89
Chalk Farm Underground Ltd, Adelaide Road, London 4 69
Camden Town Underground Station Underground Ltd, Camden High Street, London 4.4 872

What else is close by?

You could find your new neighbourhood in an area that is nearby and similar to Primrose Hill. Check out some of our other guides on places nearby so you’re sure your ideal place to buy a property isn’t next door.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Mayfair (south) See the guide here
Mayfair (north) See the guide here
Grosvenor Square See the guide here
Regent Street See the guide here
Soho (south east) See the guide here
Soho (north west) See the guide here
Hanover Square See the guide here
Soho Square See the guide here
New Oxford Street See the guide here
Marylebone See the guide here
Great Portland Street See the guide here
Harley Street See the guide here
Chenies See the guide here
Fitzrovia See the guide here
Great Ormond Street Hospital See the guide here
Bloomsbury See the guide here
Little Venice See the guide here
University College London See the guide here
Lisson Grove See the guide here
St Pancras See the guide here
Euston See the guide here
Maida Vale See the guide here
Somers Town See the guide here
St John’s Wood See the guide here
Kings Cross See the guide here
Camden Town See the guide here
Kilburn See the guide here
Barnsbury See the guide here
Swiss Cottage See the guide here
Chalk Farm See the guide here
Brondesbury See the guide here
Belsize Park See the guide here
Kentish Town See the guide here
Frognal See the guide here
Hampstead See the guide here
Gospel Oak See the guide here
Tufnell Park See the guide here
Holloway See the guide here
Dartmouth Park See the guide here
Archway See the guide here
Upper Holloway See the guide here
Mayfair (south) See the guide here
Mayfair (north) See the guide here
Grosvenor Square See the guide here
Regent Street See the guide here
Soho (south east) See the guide here
Soho (north west) See the guide here
Hanover Square See the guide here
Soho Square See the guide here
New Oxford Street See the guide here
Marylebone See the guide here
Great Portland Street See the guide here
Harley Street See the guide here
Chenies See the guide here
Fitzrovia See the guide here
Great Ormond Street Hospital See the guide here
Bloomsbury See the guide here
Little Venice See the guide here
University College London See the guide here
Lisson Grove See the guide here

Are you looking to buy or sell a property in this area? Have a look at our detailed analysis of the postcodes below

Postcode area Link to our property price guide
NW3 See our property price guide for NW3
NW1 See our property price guide for NW1
NW8 See our property price guide for NW8

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