Windows on the Past throws some light on buildings and businesses in Primrose Hill. Small Inn Attached to a Farm Lower Chalcot was an ancient farm sited up a lane which led west from the main Hampstead road. It may have offered refreshments from a very early date, as it was a convenient stopping place for those journeying north/south. The first definite reference to a tavern … Continue reading Windows on the Past: The Chalk Farm Tavern
What do David Bowie, Adele, Tina Turner, Madonna, Pink Floyd, Take That, Coldplay, U2, The Spice Girls, Blur, Radio Head, Suede, Bryan Adams, Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, Cliff Richard, George Michael, Kylie Minogue and many more have in common? Apart from selling millions of records? The answer is that they all recorded one or more of their hits in Primrose Hill. It all began at … Continue reading What’s Primrose Hill got to do with it?
Primrose Hill is intimately associated with the mainline railway which defines its northern and eastern borders. The first intercity railway of any length, the London and Birmingham (L&BR), skirted the northern flank of Primrose Hill, obliged by the landowner, Eton College, to run in a tunnel to Continue reading “Keeping Track: Primrose Hill and the railway”