Monthly Archives: October 2020

Views From the Hill

Some views of the London skyline are so spectacular that the vantage point is protected. Primrose Hill is one of those places, separated from Regent’s Park by Prince Albert Road and the London Zoo. The summit is about 206 feet above sea level and the trees are kept low so as not to obscure the view. Like its neighboring park, it was once part of a great chase (hunting land) appropriated by King Henry VIII. In addition to its unparalleled views of the skyline, an oak tree on the slope marks Shakespeare’s birthday. Originally planted in 1864, a replacement tree was planted in 1964. While you’re enjoying the view, why not download the Music for Trees mobile app, featuring compositions by students from the Royal Academy of Music interpreting the characteristics of trees in the park.