Sunday, September 16, 2012

Saturday at Primrose Hill

It was a beautiful fall day in London, hubby wasn't in town, so that means call out the girlfriends! And away we went

to explore Primrose Hill--which is literally a 200 foot hill and the area that surrounds it. From its highest point, the views of London are outstanding.

A pretty and rather affluent village just outside of London, Primrose Hill is the home of celebrities and actors, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Helena Bonham Carter, and Jamie Oliver.

Did we spy any of them?
No, but not for lack of trying!

The cute little village is full of inviting pubs,

and quaint shops

with many enticing wares.

Robin thought a pair of leg-highs, boots that is, might be fun

and we all wondered who this sweet little frock might fit best.

Flowers were in abundance,

as well as places to take a little break 

and rest after climbing up and down the hill.

You might even find a trinket you just can't live without at this vendor's street stand.

As lunch time rolled around, thoughts turned to food-

a duck confit sandwich, perhaps?

A pastry you spy along the sidewalk?

Or how about a cupcake from the renowned Primrose Bakery?

The choices were almost overwhelming,

but we settled on chocolate, salted caramel, chocolate banana, lime-coconut, and Hummingbird to share. After a pub lunch, we divided the cupcakes amongst us and did our "official" taste testing of all 5. All in the name of statistical analysis, you understand. 

Hummingbird and salted caramel were at the top of everyone's list.

So what would be your favorite?

And speaking of favorites, here was our favorite "unexpected spotting" of the day. 

This gal with her new "do." 



  1. Looks like you all had a great girl's day out! The weather was perfect for exploring!

  2. Lovely post Debi, and it still feels pretty good, weatherwise, doesn't it?

  3. Love this! Will need to explore this area! Took my family to St Albans yesterday - another charming area!

  4. Wow And to think I thought Maine was beautiful. I so needed you with me in Maine you really know how to capture amazing pic's.
    Love love this area.
    Have another great weekend