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Primrose Hill which includes a park, night scenes and skyline

Old-world lanterns and tributes to Blake and Shakespeare add a literary layer to this green knoll, which has one of London’s six protected viewpoints.

Primrose Hill offers some of the most iconic views of London’s towering skyline. Traditional British pubs and restaurants hedge the grassy knoll, where picnickers enjoy the exceptional vista. Find your own spot to lay down a blanket on the London-facing slope.

Snap photos of the cityscape, featuring such far-off landmarks as the BT Tower, The Shard and the London Eye. Also visible to the naked eye are the business centers of the Gherkin and One Canada Square, beside Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece, St. Paul’s Cathedral. Note that the foreground comprises a dense forest in the northwestern corner of Regent’s Park.

Go for a pleasant stroll along the paths crisscrossing through the park. Londoners congregate with friends and sunbathe here on sunny afternoons. Book in hand, relax on one of the benches, as you admire the views. Look for the neighboring districts of Hampstead and Camden in winter, when layers of snow or frost embellish the park.

A concrete viewing platform marks the summit of the steep grassy mount. Inspect the stone inscription from poet William Blake, referencing Primrose Hill. Stay here for the sunset, when crimson hues take hold over London. As night falls, admire the illuminated patterns made by traditional lanterns dotted around the park.

Get a closer look at Shakespeare’s Tree, a replacement of the original specimen planted in 1864 to mark the 300th anniversary of the Bard’s birth. The initial planting ceremony drew large crowds.

Consider the raucous history of the park, contrasting with its serene present setting. Battles and boxing matches broke out on the hill in the 19th century, when it was first opened to the masses.

Primrose Hill is just west of the Camden district in northern London. It flanks the northern side of Regent’s Park, a short walk from the Tube stations of Chalk Farm and Mornington Crescent. Make your way to other nearby landmarks such as the London Zoo, the Jewish Museum London and the Roundhouse.

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