One of our New Year's Resolutions was to explore 'Free' London and, because of having a toddler, consequently it's parks. Last Monday we did Hampstead Heath and today's turn was Primrose Hill. It's always been a favourite of mine from spending many a Summer's evening drinking wine, having picnics to my weekly pilgrimage to Triyoga (note to self get yourself back to doing yoga!). I love the relaxed prettiness of the 'village' from the enticing shops to its sweet cafes and gorgeous restaurants. In fact two of my all time favourite restaurants Lemonia and Odette's reside in Primrose Hill. Of course The Engineer was always one of the reasons for going there, though I'm a lucky girl that it's been resurrected closer to home, the Hampshire Hog in Hammersmith. Wonder if they get quite as many celebrities as in their previous home. It's always good to do some celebrity spotting round there. Alas I had no luck today, they must have all been at home taking shelter from the cold wind.
If you don't know Primrose Hill you really must. It's the perfect London village, colourful, very boho and yet terribly exclusive. Gorgeous boutiques line the main road through the village, Regent's Park Road, including one of my favourites Graham and Green, there is the fabulous Primrose Hill Bookshop, a great wholefood shop, a fruit and veg shop, as well the gorgeous Anna which has a 50% off sale at the moment. However, feeling rather penniless after Christmas I galloped past the shop without taking a peek.