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Primrose Hill, Regent's Park and Abbey Road

The bohemian neighborhoods of Camden to Little Venice along the canal
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 4.2 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview :  This walk presents you with the charm of London's parks and other green spaces as you journey to the tranquil oases of Primrose Hill... more »

Tips:  Wear good walking shoes. Take an umbrella as you may find yourself far from cover when out in the parks. Take a camera for some shots ... more »

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Points of Interest

Camden's interlinking markets include Camden Lock Market and the Stable's Market. This is the ideal place to satisfy your rummaging urge. Souvenirs, vintage clothing finds, rare records and a fine array of affordable world food dishes are on constant display. Jumbled, chaotic and terribly fun, the market runs all week but really comes to life on... More

This fashionable neighborhood is sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding areas by a railway line and is blessed with relatively quiet streets and a lingering legacy of a bohemian past. It was once the home of famous literati such as poets W.B. Yeats and Sylvia Plath and now is home to politician David Milliband and actress Gwyneth ... More

This stunning park that stretches from central London north to Camden was originally appropriated by Henry VIII for use as a hunting ground. Then renowned architect John Nash was famously commissioned by the Prince Regent at the beginning of the 19th century to design Regent's Park and the imposing surrounding curved terraces.

The design for the ... More

The prime attraction within the park is London Zoo, where there are more than 650 different species of animals to discover, including camels, tigers, giraffes, sloths, pelicans, bird-eating spiders, pythons, seahorses and lions.

Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore, set up the Zoological Society of London in Regent's Park in 1826 and... More

Lord's is the spiritual home of cricket and is famous for safeguarding the rules of the great game. As well as playing host to some of the best cricket in the world, the sports ground is also the setting for the state-of-the-art MCC Cricket Academy, the unrivaled MCC Library and the informative MCC Museum, whose exhibits include the Wisden Trophy ... More

The Abbey Road zebra crossing is famous worldwide as the spot captured on the Beatles' "Abbey Road" album cover. Fans of the fab four come from across the globe to write on the wall nearby and pose for photographs imitating the image of Paul, John, George and Ringo strolling across the road.

Little Venice is the point where the Grand Union canal meets the Regent's Canal. Here you can stroll along the canal footpath. It's a tranquil spot with colorful houseboats docked all along the towpath and Londoners lazily enjoying its charms.

There are several places to stop and watch the world go by. Waterside Cafe is on a barge overlooking... More