On The Hill magazine was launched in 2014 by the Primrose Hill Community Association to serve the needs of the local community, bring them news and stories from their neighbourhood. Run by local volunteers the monthly magazine is posted to homes in Primrose Hill and given away at local shops, resteraunts, cafes and bars. The magazine is provided for free, supported by advertising from local … Continue reading What do you think about the On The Hill magazine?
Our urban environments are always evolving and Primrose Hill is no different. Local businesses make a significant contribution to the unique ‘village’ lifestyle enjoyed by Primrose Hill residents. Micael Johnstone explores the trends driving some of the Hill’s recent changes and looks at ways in which local shops and restaurants can continue to thrive. Walking through Primrose Hill on a sunny day and browsing the … Continue reading A Happy High Street?
If you’ve seen the film of Their Finest, starring Bill Nighy and Gemma Arterton, you’ll be interested to know that the author of the original book, Lissa Evans, lives in Primrose Hill, and she came to the Library on 24 May to tell us about writing the original novel, Their Finest Hour and a Half. Q. What made you so interested in this period of … Continue reading Q&A with Lissa Evans
Hands. You can’t tell a mole anything about hands. That’s what we are, a pair of hands attached to a little furry body. So when this artist says she’s got an exhibition of paintings of hands at an Oxford college I thought I’d give it a go. The hands were all right, but those lawns! I couldn’t wait. Certainly left my mark there. Patrice Moor, … Continue reading Hands & Skulls – Patrice Moor
After the unexpected floor renovation at the Primrose Hill Community Library, we are pleased to report that things are better than ever! We currently have 2,900+ members between the ages of 0 to 100, with an average growth rate of over 40 new members per month. Many of these are locals, but people from surrounding areas and even a frequent visitor from Australia are filling … Continue reading Primrose Hill Community Library Update
This feels like a secret garden, almost a wildlife habitat in the city. Like most of our gardens in Primrose Hill, it gets the sun in patches and at different times of the day. “It has evolved over the last twenty years with the family: places for them to dig worms when they were little, a hidden tree house at the end for pre-teens, and … Continue reading A Good Newts Story
The Back Maintenance Massage by the Garry Trainer Clinic Hippocrates claimed that “Massage is the mother of all therapies”, with the implication that it should be the cornerstone of any clinic. In Primrose Hill we are blessed to have Garry Trainer, who intuits through massage which parts of the body need further attention. Garry has been named by The Times as ‘Britain’s Top Back Specialist’, … Continue reading The Back Maintenance Massage
Forty years ago, a band of Primrose Hill Community Association (PHCA) volunteers decided that there should be a Summer Fair in Primrose Hill. So they started running it in and around Chalcot Square, followed by a Sports Day on the hill the next day. Little did those volunteers know that this would turn into a run of forty consecutive Summer Fairs in Primrose Hill – … Continue reading Primrose Hill Summer Fair – 40th Anniversary
Capture the spirit of spring in your kitchen with this easy signature recipe from Sweet Things. If you prefer to use the all-in-one method, cream the cake ingredients (except the milk) in a food processor, adding milk as necessary at the end to achieve dropping consistency. Sweet Things’ top tips for successful baking All ingredients should be at room temperature when you start (gently microwave … Continue reading Primrose Hill Eats: Lemon drizzle cake
Spending time with Guy Hills is like being in the company of Caractacus Potts. As soon as we meet, he hands me a device he’s been tinkering with, a radio he’s making for his son. It’s the first warm day of the year and Guy is wearing a light-weight cream-striped suit with a casual jumper underneath. He looks as if he’s been disturbed midway through … Continue reading Guy Hills – The Man in the Dashing Tweeds