Here is a common grey squirrel that you meet as often in the London parks as a pigeon on the St. Mark's Square. To see one, sit in the grass and wait a few minutes. The common grey squirrel being curious, wanting to play and eat, will no doubt show his nose. Wait for him in a "park with a view". The winner in this category, is Primrose Hill that you will have seen in many films. As it is one of the favourite shooting spots for film directors in London! From the Chalk Farm station, walk to the hill, then climb up to its summit: you won't go further than 63 m high, but as you are leaving from 20 m (the average altitude of London), the difference could seem hard. Rewarded effort : up there (don't forget to go on a clear day), you discover London's skyline. From the Docks to the West End, going by the Gerkin building in the City and the London Eye. A great show, and you are in the middle of nature.
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A family "green" outing
Primrose Hill, open everyday from 5 am till midnight, station: Chalk Farm.
© Text: Estelle Mariotte. Photography: Jean-Bernard Barsamian.