primrose hill

14 March 2014

Last sunday, it was the most spectacularly beautiful day in London. Not a single cloud in the sky, and the temperature rising so high I cursed my decision to wear black jeans.

If you live in London (or anywhere in the UK), you can understand that this is an opportunity you cannot pass up - you've got to go out and soak up every single drop of Vitamin D you possibly can.

E and I started the day with a run, then a delicious brunch at a special spot in Soho (more on that in a couple of days), and then I had a mission for both of us.

I had heard of the amazing view of the city that could be seen from Primrose Hill, a popular area north of Regent's Park. After somehow putting it off for far too long, I told E this was the day we would climb up that hill and see what all the fuss was about.

Let's just say we were well rewarded for our efforts.

What a glorious, panoramic view of London. Lots of people had the same idea as us, lounging around and picnicking on the grass, basking in the sunshine.

I was glad that we had waited for such a perfect day to see this for the first time, and on days like these in the upcoming months I'll be sure to trek up again (definitely with a picnic next time).

We had a wander through the surrounding residential roads and through streets lined with quaint little cafés and restaurants, and found the whole area charming. As a bonus, I stumbled across the house where Sylvia Plath used to live - such little chance discoveries make me so grateful to live in a city full of history, culture and natural beauty (even if we have a rainy and sunny days ratio of 10:1).

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  1. this is what i want to do when the weather gets nice. go out to dc and have a picnic and enjoy some sun. but of course i would love to do it in london as well :)

    1. oh i would so love to visit DC, especially in the sunshine! i'm sure you have lots of beautiful days to come x

  2. Wow, that is an amazing view of London's skyline! Looks like you were lucky with the weather! Visiting from Fresh Face Friday :)

    1. thanks for popping by Anna! yes it was quite the spectacular view, and definitely VERY lucky with the weather ;) x

  3. I love Primrose Hill and have been there many times as I used to live in London before I moved to Cornwall, then Ohio in the USA!

    Just popped along from We Took the Road Less Traveled!

    1. hi Molly! wow you've travelled far to where you are now - I've actually never been to Cornwall but hopefully will at some point soon, i hear it's beautiful. x

  4. Can't wait to visit Primrose Hill in May when I am in London!

    xoxo, Elena

  5. I went to Primrose hill last Sunday too, the weather really was too nice to pass up such an opportunity! Such gorgeous views!

  6. I miss this place. When I lived in London, I came here a bunch of times to take photos and just to walk around. A great pub is nearby too :)

  7. Primose Hill is definitely worth it! So beautiful, looks like you had a lovely afternoon there.

  8. Look at that blue sky! I work in Primrose Hill, by the canal, and I know I am so lucky! Such a gorgeous area. Now if only I had a few millions for a house there... ;) You look gorgeous!

  9. What if my favorite pictures are the ones of YOU because YOU'RE SO FREAKING PRETTY!? Your skin is absolute perfection. And I love your shirt! And these pictures are beautiful, I'm jealous that you get to live in such a historical and interesting place. I wish I lived somewhere where I'd stumble across random awesome places that carry historical relevance haha. Also those last three pictures are incredible....the water is stunning and everything looks so charming. Alsooo I saw you on the bloghop and I was so excited for you!! I've never done this one before, but I think I'll do it now thanks to your inspiration ;]


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