Primrose Hill

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Coordinates: 51°32′23″N 0°09′39″W / 51.5396°N 0.1608°W / 51.5396; -0.1608

Primrose Hill
Primrose Hill Panorama, London - April 2011.jpg
View of central London from Primrose Hill
Primrose Hill is located in Greater London
Primrose Hill
Primrose Hill
 Primrose Hill shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ282838
London borough Camden
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district NW1, NW3, NW8
Dialling code 020
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Primrose Hill is a hill of 256 feet (78 m)[1] located on the northern side of Regent's Park in London, and also the name given to the surrounding district. The hill has a clear view of central London to the south-east, as well as Belsize Park and Hampstead to the north. It is one of the most exclusive and expensive residential areas in London and is home to many prominent residents.[2]

History[edit]

Panoramic view of London from Primrose Hill
Primrose Hill at night

Like Regent's Park, Primrose Hill was once part of a great chase appropriated by Henry VIII. Later, in 1841, it became Crown property and in 1842 an Act of Parliament secured the land as public open space. The built up part of Primrose Hill consists mainly of Victorian terraces. It has always been one of the more fashionable districts in the urban belt that lies between the core of London and the outer suburbs, and remains expensive and prosperous. Primrose Hill is an archetypal example of a successful London urban village, due to the location and the quality of its socio-historical development.[3] In October 1678 Primrose Hill was the scene of the mysterious murder of Edmund Berry Godfrey, and in 1792 the radical Unitarian poet and antiquarian Iolo Morganwg (Edward Williams).

Notable residents past and present[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mills, A., Dictionary of London Place Names, (2001)
  2. ^ Knight Frank & Rutley, Londons Top 10 Expensive Areas 2011
  3. ^ Barr, Alistair, Primrose Hill, An Urban Village Examined

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