Hop across a small bridge from the bustle of Camden and you’ll find a very different neighbourhood. Primrose Hill is another of London’s best green spaces for city views. Head there to look over the city. In the summer it’s full of picnic blankets, and on a windy day it’s the perfect spot to fly a kite. Get fit at the outdoor gym, or play a leisurely game of Petanque if that’s more your speed.
Regent’s Park Road is one of London’s most well kept high streets. It is a very quaint neighbourhood, where café culture and independent shops thrive and people seem to move at a leisurely place. Most of the shops are on the pricey boutique end of things but Primrose Hill Books sells new and old titles and prides itself on affordable prices.
Dining on a budget is a little limited here, but Le Tea Cosy serves up simple breakfasts, lunches and good selection of cakes. Melrose and Morgan on Gloucester Avenue is a fancy grocery but serves reasonably priced food to take away. Historic Folk Arts venue Cecil Sharp House hosts live music, dance classes, art, talks and the monthly Mid Century Market.