Heading to Primrose Hill this New Year’s Eve? Here’s some useful info

PUBLISHED: 11:25 31 December 2014 | UPDATED: 11:25 31 December 2014

Tens of thousands were said to have travelled to Primrose Hill to watch the fireworks

Tens of thousands were said to have travelled to Primrose Hill to watch the fireworks


The annual pilgrimage to Primrose Hill is set to include even more people this New Year’s Eve as many have been unable – or unwilling – to buy a ticket for the main London fireworks.

The Hill promises better views over London than most other London parks and it should be a jubilant atmosphere.

The skyline will also be lit up with a number of smaller displays taking place across the city.

The weather is set to be slightly warmer than previous nights (hovering around five degrees celsius) and will be cloudy. No rain has been forecast.

The closest tube stations are Chalk Farm and Camden Town.

Between 11.45pm and 4.30am, travel on the bus, Tube, tram, DLR and London Overground is free.

Those planning a trip are reminded that setting off fireworks in Primrose Hill is prohibited. The park will close at 1am.

There are also a number of pubs open in the area for those wanting to continue the party indoors.

The Queens, Regents Park Road

This small pub will be open until 2am (over 18s only).

No ticket required and entrance is free.

Call 020 7586 0408 or visit for more information.

The Engineer, Gloucester Avenue

With a sizeable garden in the back, The Engineer will be open until 1am.

It has an extensive selection of draughts, local lagers and craft beers from around the world. Also serves cocktails and wine.

No ticket required and entrance is free.

Call 0207 483 1890 or visit for more information.

The Princess of Wales, Chalcot Road

Recently renovated, this much-loved pub has several rooms to fit its drinkers and will be open until 2am.

It has an extensive menu of craft beers, cocktails and wine, as well as the regular lagers and draughts.

No ticket required and entrance is free.

Call 020 7722 0354 or visit for more information.

The Pembroke, Gloucester Avenue

Another newly renovated pub with an outdoor area, The Pembroke will be open until 1.30am.

Wine, beers and cocktails all on offer.

No ticket required and entrance is free.

Call 020 7483 2927 or visit for more information.

The Landsdowne, Gloucester Avenue

The Lansdowne will be open until 2am (or 3am “if it’s busy”).

Wine, beers and cocktails all on offer.

Tickets are £3 and can be bought from behind the bar all day today.

Call 020 7483 0409 or visit for more information.

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