The list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning this renowned hill, popular with celebrities and London’s trendiest. Located on the northern side of Regent’s Park, Primrose Hill is known for its annual Guy Fawkes firework display and is one of the six protected viewpoints in London. The obstacle-free summit is around 63 metres above sea level and provides guaranteed breath-taking views of the city. Make the most of the experience on a sunny day and walk down the hill until you reach the canal, following the path all the way to the iconic Camden Market. It is absolutely the Best View for the New Year.
Looking Over London
Amidst the hustle and bustle of Camden market, it is difficult to envisage the charming, tranquil lanes of Primrose Hill tucked just around the corner. Walk over the Chalk Farm train bridge and you may as well have teleported into a quaint countryside village. If you can make it to the end of the road without succumbing to one of the delightful bakeries or restaurants, your restraint will be rewarded. A short walk up a steep hill, the view has an unrivalled horizontal scope aided especially by two things – the proximity of Primrose Hill to central London and the convenient positioning of the trees underneath the sight line.
Primrose Hill Park
Commanding one of the most iconic views over London, Primrose Hill is beautiful both by day and by night, with picnics and kites a regular site on this vast plain of beautiful green grass, trees and benches. Though this area is one of the most exclusive and expensive residential areas in London it will cost you nothing to take in the view, with Bonfire night approaching, what better place to see the skies enjoy a magical display of lights.
The Best Place To See London’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks
At a height of some 78m (256ft), the summit of Primrose Hill offers stunning views across London, so to really benefit from the hill, you need to make it to the top. Make sure you get there early, as the secret of this hill’s view has spread over the years and it has quickly become a popular destination for New Year’s Eve revellers. Take a picnic, blankets and champagne to bring in the new year with, but be sure to wear a comfortable pair of sturdy shoes.
Happy New Year!