Photowalking Primrose Hill, London

Primrose Hill

I’ll confess that my post about Blogtacular’s Photowalk North is a little a late, but it’s taken me this long to really crystallise everything that I’ve learnt from the weekend’s creative walks and talks. I’ll kick off with our stroll around Primrose Hill, London.

Primrose Hill

I joined the fringe #BlogtacularPhotowalkNorth organised by Blogtacular volunteer, Carie, behind blog Space for the Butterflies. Primrose Hill is not really an area of London that I’ve explored much so it was with much excitement that I arrived at the secret, designated meeting point at Chalk Farm Tube Station.

Primrose Hill

Now I hear you ask… what exactly is a Photowalk? Well, unlike a walking tour, the emphasis on our route was very much about the photo opportunities – which abound in Primrose Hill. Our theme was ‘colour’ and we all did our best to meet the dress code.

Slightly anxiously, I arrived first at Chalk Farm and spotted another brightly clad wearer with impressive looking SLR slung around her neck – hooray I was in the right spot. Soon we were joined by 15 others – most of us Blogtacular virgins and in the most part bravely joining Carie’s ‘renegade’ Photowalk.

Our route took us from Chalk Farm over the Railway bridge, through Gloucester Avenue, Fitzroy Road, up to Chalcot Square and passed the blue plaque of Sylvia Plath and finally up Primrose Hill itself.

 

Primrose Hill

I’ll leave it to the Lonely Planet to some up Primrose Hill, who capture it perfectly…

“On summer weekends, Primrose Hill park is absolutely packed with locals enjoying a picnic and the extraordinary views over the city skyline. Come weekdays, however, and there’s mostly just dog walkers and nannies. It’s a lovely place to enjoy a quiet stroll or an al fresco sandwich.”

 

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