By Koray Hussein
Primrose Hill holds a very special place in my heart, which isn’t hard to see after taking one look at our Instagram page (follow us!), the Maybe It’s Because Twitter header (Follow us there too!), our previous Facebook cover picture (ummm, like us?) or even the featured image of our Newsletter page (you guessed it, subscribe to us!).
It’s one of the only places in the entire city where you can actually take in the beauty that is London. I’ve visited London’s famous hill countless times and I’m yet to get used to that view.
I’ve seen on many articles about Primrose Hill that the best way to get there, if you’re not a local, is to get off Chalk Farm station and walk from there but I disagree. Getting off at Camden Town station may be slightly longer but it’s a much nicer walk. You’ll pass some great little coffee shops and bars and just before you reach the park you’ll come across St Marks Church which is beautiful in the morning light.
I say morning light as, in my opinion, that’s the perfect time to get down there. It may be harder to appreciate the view if you visit during the evening as you’ll literally be surrounded by dozens of others. It can slightly take away from the relaxing nature of the hill but if you’re there with a few friends and just want to kick back and relax then there really isn’t a better spot in London.
That being said, if you ever find yourself awake at the ungodly hour that is 5am and have enough energy, I wholeheartedly recommend you hop on the first train and head on over. It may seem slightly crazy but once you’re up on that hill, taking in the incredible view in complete silence you’ll understand. The image at the top of this article (we’ll leave a clickable link to a bigger version of it at the bottom of the article) may look like it was taken during the evening but it was actually shot just before sunrise and yet it still doesn’t do the place justice. You need to be there to take it all in.
The first time I reached Primrose’s summit (and trust me, if you’re an unhealthy bastard like me it’s not easy) at sunrise I almost forgot I was there to fire off some shots and just stood taking it all in.
Sorry this is a short one but don’t let that fool you, Primrose Hill is an amazing place to be. Whether it’s first thing in the morning (do it) or later in the evening and is a must see for any true Londoner.