Primrose Hill Entrepreneurs: Lorna Bladen

Primrose Hill Entrepreneurs is a new regular feature; local digital start-up entrepreneur Petar Savic talks to some of the start-ups and small businesses running from Primrose Hill. This month’s Primrose Hill entrepreneur is Lorna Bladen. Tell us about yourself Lorna I was simply never interested in working for a big corporate machine, perhaps because my family always ran their own small businesses. I landed a fast-paced job … Continue reading Primrose Hill Entrepreneurs: Lorna Bladen

News & Views – March 2018

The Oldfield Estate Staff Cuts The Oldfield Estate on Fitzroy Road is owned and managed by Central and Cecil Housing Trust, a sheltered housing scheme for over 200 residents, all with varying degrees of abilities and disabilities. Some are confined to their rooms, while others have less complex needs; all, however, depend on the support and guidance of staff who help coordinate the care packages … Continue reading News & Views – March 2018

Anna Dé Dreams

This is the mantra of Anna Dé, inspired by the track of one of her favourite musicians, Jamie Lidell. She recently launched her event business, Anna Dé Dreams (pun intended), that specialises in wedding and party planning. Anna is inspired to make your celebration dreams come true. A self-confessed romantic, Anna truly understands just how significant certain life events can be. Central to the philosophy … Continue reading Anna Dé Dreams

The Outer Circle

Primrose Hill has long been a favourite destination for film-makers, but it also crops up in books, notably The Folks That Live on the Hill by Kingsley Amis and Primrose Hill by Helen Falconer. Now former sportswriter Ian Ridley has written The Outer Circle, set, as the name suggests, in Regent’s Park with much of the action occurring in Primrose Hill. It’s a page-turning thriller … Continue reading The Outer Circle


The best food and wine from Italy – in Primrose Hill… Antonio Cerilli, the manager of Differenza, is passionate about sourcing the best possible ingredients. The restaurant’s meat is sourced from an organic farm near Stonehenge, the fish comes fresh from Billingsgate market and the pasta is made with organic flour and Italian eggs. The lentils are from Umbria and the desserts are all home-made. … Continue reading Differenza

Jennifer Louise Martin

It is not the accuracy of Jennifer Louise Martin’s portrait paintings that make them remarkable, but her ability to evoke the personality and the mood of her subjects. Recently discovered by the model and writer Laura Bailey on Instagram, Jennifer was commissioned to do a series of thirty paintings of famous people, including Sophia Loren, Britt Eckland, Claudia Schiffer and Erin O’Connor. In her eleven-year … Continue reading Jennifer Louise Martin


Meat Free Mondays in March in Primrose Hill

Did you know that an estimated 2000 people a week in the UK are converting to meat free diets, and vegan food sales have increased over a thousand fold in the last year? Transition Primrose Hill are working on a way to make eating vegetarian and vegan meals fun and easy, while giving our local restaurants a boost on quiet days and nights. After all … Continue reading Meat Free Mondays in March in Primrose Hill

Compton Lodge: Primrose Hill’s Marigold Hotel

A blue plaque on the front of Compton Lodge is dedicated to its original owner, Dame Clara Butt. Dame Clara entertained Edward Elgar, Sir Henry Wood and Ellen Terry regularly after buying the place in 1903. Today Compton Lodge offers residential and dementia care for up to thirty-four people. It is managed by the Central and Cecil Trust, also responsible for the Oldfield Estate on … Continue reading Compton Lodge: Primrose Hill’s Marigold Hotel