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A Regents Canal Walk – Primrose Hill, Regents Park, and Camden!

by TheWanderingQuinn

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Walking from Camden Town, to Primrose Hill to see a view of London, into Regents Park, onto Regents Canal and ending back in Camden Town is one of my favourite walks in London and a great Regents Canal walk!

It features good views, colourful houses, a tranquil side of London, a busy side of London and amazing food all within a few km’s and it only takes a few hours to do the walk.

Seen as it’s one of my favourite walks after living in London for 2.5 years I thought I’d give you details of how to see everything that I think you should see in this Primrose Hill walk and Walk around Camden so you can do it for yourself.

Whether you live in London or you’re visiting London, this walk should be on your London itinerary!

Regents Canal Walk

Regents Canal Walk and Primrose Hill Walk

Keep reading for details of my favourite Regents Canal Walk!


If you want more information on Camden including how to avoid the crowds (it includes this walk but also some other tips) see: A Guide to the Perfect Day in Camden Town, London


Chalk Farm Station

Start this Regents Canal Walk at Chalk Farm Station on the Northern Line.

Follow the sign outside of the station that points towards Primrose Hill. Once you are on Regents Park Road and you can see Chloe’s Espresso before a bridge with lots of street art you’ll know you’re on the right track!

If you’re not in London already and need to book train tickets to London, be sure to check out The Train Line. I use them all the time to compare the best train times, journey lengths and prices!

Regents Canal Walk, Primrose Hill Chloes Espresso

Regents Canal Walk, Primrose Hill Bridge

Look out for this Bridge in Primrose Hill to start your Regents Canal Walk!

Regents Park Road

Keep going up Regents Park Road. There are some really nice places to get a coffee, brunch or lunch a long here- Cowshed Primrose Hill and The Little One Coffee Shop look really nice.

Greenberry a bit further up is a great choice too for brunch in London! Keep in mind that they do get very busy on the weekend!

Regents Canal Walk, Primrose Hill High Street

Whilst you are walking up Regents Park Road keep a lookout for the nice shops that line the street and the side streets that are full of really nice and very grand London houses!

At the top of the road before crossing into Primrose Hill there are 2 Red Phone Boxes. Red Phone Boxes are one of the most photographed things in London so make sure you get a snap of these!

Regents Canal Walk, Primrose Hill Red Phone Boxes

Primrose Hill View

Before getting on to the canal, I suggest you head up to the top of Primrose Hill first. It can feel a bit steep but the view from the top is well worth it!

On a warm day the park is full of Londoners relaxing on the grass in the sunshine so if it’s nice, take a seat too!

Regents Canal Walk, Primrose Hill View over London

You have to take in this view on your Regents Canal Walk as it’s so close to Regents Canal!

Regents Park Road

When you are ready head back down. If you want to go in search of some colourful houses head down the path towards the bottom left hand corner of the park.

This path leads back onto Regents Park Road and from the park its possible to see some colourful houses in view so keep walking down the road.

Regents Canal Walk, Primrose Hill colourful houses

The best set of houses in my opinion are just past St Marks Church and over the bridge that goes over the canal. On the left are a few really pretty pastel coloured houses! (Of course be mindful and respectful that these are people’s houses, so get your shots from afar rather than too close!).

Regents Canal Walk, Primrose Hill colourful houses

Regents Canal Walk, Primrose Hill colourful houses

Regents Park & London Zoo

Once you have seen these and got your photos head back to Primrose Hill, walk along the bottom of the park until it ends and then cross the main road into Regents Park which takes you right by London Zoo.

If you don’t have time or don’t want to walk around Regents Park before getting onto Regents Canal, you can walk down to the Canal now to start your Regents Canal Walk!

I really love Regents Park, its flat, its full of pathways and there’s some really nice ponds. You can walk all the way around the park or do a smaller loop of it too and then come back to where you started by the Zoo.


If you’re not in London already and need to book train tickets to London, be sure to check out The Train Line. I use them all the time to compare the best train times, journey lengths and prices!


Regents Canal Walk, Primrose Hill Regents Park

Regents Canal

From here head down the footpath that goes a long Regents Canal from Regents Park to Camden Town.

love this canal because apart from runners and walkers it’s so quiet and it shows off a totally different side of London to what you initially think of as London!

Its fun seeing all the house boats, plus the floating Chinese Restaurant where the canal bends. After the bend in the canal it’s also good peeking into the back gardens of the houses that line the canal.. be sure to keep a lookout for the cow in one of the gardens.. you’ll know what I mean when you see it!

Regents Canal Walk, Primrose Hill Regents Canal

Regents Canal Walk, Primrose Hill Regents Canal

Camden Town

As you approach Camden Town it does get a bit busier and pretty soon you’re in the thick of Camden Town. This is the perfect chance to head into the Market for some food and explore the stalls.

Regents Canal Walk, Primrose Hill Regents Canal Camden

Regents Canal Walk, Primrose Hill Camden Market

Regents Canal Walk, Primrose Hill Camden

Kings Cross, Hampstead or Leave from Camden Tube Station

From here you can keep walking along the canal until you reach Kings Cross or if you want to see more of this area of London I would recommend jumping on the tube for a few stops to Hampstead to walk around the beautiful Village and go up Hampstead Heath if your feet are not aching too much to see a similar view as Primrose Hill but a bit further back. Both views are amazing and I’m not sure that I have a favourite!

If you’re not in London already and need to book train tickets to London, be sure to check out The Train Line. I use them all the time to compare the best train times, journey lengths and prices!


To SEE this walk, have a look at my YouTube video here!

 

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3 comments

Anna April 22, 2018 - 7:04 pm

This walk sounds lovely! I did my masters in London and my university was in Camden but I’m embarrassed to say I never made it to the area above Primrose Hill. I will clearly have to walk up there next time I come over!

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TheWanderingQuinn April 25, 2018 - 10:37 am

Ooh no! Yes next time for sure! It’s a lovely walk 🙂

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Carole Hazlehurst August 21, 2019 - 6:02 pm

Hi, have you got a printable version of the text, which I could take with me? I hate seeing people walking along constantly looking at their phone, for what ever reason – a piece of paper looks better!!

Thanks

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