Primrose Hill Estate Agents

An arty enclave for generations and eternally popular with the celebrity set, Primrose Hill is one of the most fashionable and desirable residential areas in London.

Having worked in and around the area for over 30 years, Aston Chase is one of the leading Primrose Hill estate agents, with excellent knowledge of the neighbourhood and unmatched access to the most exclusive properties as they come on to the market.

Close to one of the best-loved Royal Parks of London, Regent’s Park, and boasting impressive views over London from the top of Primrose Hill, this unique neighbourhood is one of London’s most popular urban villages. Boasting green leafy streets and relative tranquillity, the City and West End are just a stone’s throw away.

In terms of flats and houses for sale, Primrose Hill offers a heady blend of gorgeous stucco-fronted houses, Victorian terraces and large converted flats, surrounded by an impressive selection of shops and boutiques, pubs, bars and restaurants to appeal to its international and fashionable residents.

If you’re looking to buy or rent a Primrose Hill property you won’t be alone as this is one of London’s most attractive and desirable areas. Primrose Hill is a magnet for professional and celebrity homebuyers who are drawn to its wide, picturesque avenues, interesting and spacious houses and flats plus of course its location.

Prices in this part of London are understandably high given its close proximity to Regent’s Park and Central London, along with a general shortage of property in the area, especially family houses.

In such a competitive property market, our local agents are invaluable, offering advice and guidance on how to secure the perfect Primrose Hill houses at the right price. We will work with you to understand your needs, your budget and ideal location, only showing you those flats and houses that truly fulfil your requirements. So give us a call or come and see us, so we can find you your next home.

History

area primrose hill 01Like 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 Central London and the outer suburbs, and remains expensive and prosperous to this day.

Primrose Hill is an archetypal example of a successful London urban village due to the location and the quality of its socio-historical development. 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). Well-known Primrose Hill residents past and present include Kate Moss, Jude Law, John Cleese, Rachel Weisz, Kingsley Amis and Ted Hughes.


Property

area primrose hill 02If you’re looking to buy or rent a property in Primrose Hill you won’t be alone as this is one of London’s most fashionable and desirable areas. Primrose Hill is a magnet for professional and celebrity homebuyers who are drawn to its wide, leafy streets and spacious stucco-fronted houses, Victorian terraces and large converted flats. Prices in this part of London are understandably high given its close proximity to Regent’s Park and Central London, along with a general shortage of property in the area, especially family houses.


Shopping

Primrose Hill boasts a wide range of independent shops, cafes and restaurants which appeal to the area’s affluent international community.

Popular fashion boutiques include Anna, Pamela Shiffer, Studio 8 and Press, whilst vintage delights abound at Shikasuki, and Elias & Grace is a popular choice for expectant mothers and tiny tots alike.

Lost In Beauty has a fabulous range of products for skin, hair and body and Diva Blue Millinery is a treasure trove for hat lovers.

Interior designers populate this most fashionable part of town in their droves, and the Primrose Hill Gallery is the perfect place to pick up a sought-after etching from Paris.

Foodies can enjoy all things fishy at La Petite Poissonnerie, Barrett’s for outstanding meat, and Anthony Delicatessen for mouth-watering sandwiches and Italian delights.


Eating & Drinking

area primrose hill 04Primrose Hill has a plethora of dining options to suit the area’s upmarket clientele. Among our favourites are Odette’s, a cosy French dining experience, Manna, a sublime vegetarian affair, the bright and lively Lemonia for all things Greek, and Marine Ices, the classic and most famous ice creamery in London!

Our pick of the pubs include The Lansdowne, which attracts a foodie crowd thanks to its excellent kitchen, the upscale Engineer, and The Queens for its coveted balcony overlooking Primrose Hill Park.


Parks

area primrose hill 05Primrose Hill itself is a fine expanse of grassland affording wonderful views over London from the top. Ideal for kite flying, dog walking and picnics, it’s possible to walk or cycle from here through Regent’s Park into London’s West End.

Primrose Hill adjoins the northern end of Regent’s Park, one of the finest Royal Parks of London, with its boating lake, rose garden, café and open air theatre. Regent’s Park is also home to London Zoo, a popular weekend destination for families in the area.


Transport

area primrose hill 06Chalk Farm and Camden Town Underground Stations, both on the Northern Line (Zone 2), are the nearest stations to Primrose Hill and offer direct connections to the City and West End in minutes.

National rail services operate from Marylebone Station providing direct links to Birmingham and The West Country, and from Kentish Town Station on the Brighton to Bedford line.

Primrose Hill is served by a number of different bus routes, offering direct connections to many parts of London, including the C11 from Archway to Brent Cross, the No.31 from Camden Town to White City, and the No.274 from Islington to Lancaster Gate. There are also two night buses: the N28 (Camden Town to Wandsworth) and the N31 (Camden to Clapham Junction).


Schools

area primrose hill 07Families looking for property for sale or to let in Primrose Hill will be pleased to know that there is a good choice of schools in the locality.

North Bridge House prep school (girls age 7 to 11, boys age 7 to 13) in Gloucester Avenue is a popular choice, and Saint Christina’s in St Edmund’s Terrace (boys age 3 to 7, girls age 3 to 11) is a good private Catholic school. Primrose Hill has two state primary schools: Primrose Hill in Princess Road, rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted; and St Paul’s C of E, which is rated “Good”.

Haverstock, the local comprehensive school in Haverstock Hill, counts Ed and David Miliband among its former pupils. It occupies a striking new green and terracotta-faced building by architects Fielden Clegg Bradley and is judged “Good” by Ofsted.


Council Tax

Primrose Hill is in the London Borough of Camden. The Council Tax charges shown below are for 2013-14.

Camden Council Tax charges:

Band A: £882.99
Band B: £1,030.15
Band C: £1,177.31
Band D: £1,324.48
Band E: £1,618.81
Band F: 1,913.14
Band G: £2,207.47
Band H: £2,648.96