Regents Park and Primrose Hill

Friday turned out to be lovely sunny, if windy, day. I decided to visit some of the local parks, but being London the local parks happen to be Regents Park and Primrose Hill. Regents Park was beautiful and it is obviously well cared for by a large team of gardeners and groundspersons.  It is a huge green space in the city and has different areas dedicated to different pursuits.  There are kids playgrounds, playing fields, wide tree lined avenues and formal gardens with the largest array of rose varieties I’ve ever seen.

tree lined avenue in Regents Park

tree lined avenue in Regents Park

formal rose garden

formal rose garden

closeup of rose in garden

closeup of rose in garden

view of a pond

pond with ducks

Primrose Hill was lovely as well. It’s a smaller space but clearly popular with families (and their nannies) and of course it does boast the hill it is named after. I had to walk past London Zoo to get there. I’d like to go to the Zoo, it’s not a cheap day out but I might get around to it before the weather really turns wintry. But here’s Primrose Hill.

The hill itself - it must be the only remotely hilly thing for miles

The hill itself - it must be the only remotely hilly thing for miles

view from the hill

view from the hill

Up next – a trip to Portobello Road market in Notting Hill.

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