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Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Evening Walk - Regent's Park with Frieze Sculpture Park & Primrose Hill

Length: 5.0 km (3.1 mi)
Net Walking Time: 1 ½ hrs

Meet: Regent’s Park Station at 19.00 hours. Regent’s Park is on the Bakerloo line in Zone 1.
Finish: Chalk Farm station, which is on the Northern line in Zone 2.

A stroll through Regent's Park, including a check on this year’s offerings of Frieze Art Fair’s Sculpture Park and along the Grand Union Canal, to then climb Primrose Hill for fine views over London.
For walk directions, map, photos, and gpx/kml files click here. T=short.6

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

International Student House is worth a look:-
https://thirstyscholar.london/about/

Anonymous said...

Four started earlier than the scheduled time,
and thoroughly enjoyed the walk.
The sculptures were great, the canal a delight
and the view from Primrose Hill was stunning.
Thank you to Thomas for posting this walk.

Thomas G said...

4 earlier starters as well? Well, we were 16 at the end in The Engineer, most ordering food, incl. 1 partner of a walker who had met us only on top of Primrose Hill, but we also 'lost' at least one walker, maybe 2 (I did two counts early on with different results) somewhere around the start of the walk, so definitely n=20 walkers, maybe 21, on a w=balmy-evening-with-a-cold-breeze-late-on.
14 (or 15) started, incl. 5 first-timers, some of whom drawn in via Meetup. This included 1 tourist who had only arrived in London on the day!
We spent about 25 minutes amongst the 23 sculptures, and - warning: personal opinion - I'd say it's a more interesting selection than last year. Maybe that was too long a time for the walker(s) we then 'lost'? A late starter caught up with us then and 1 other met us on Primrose Hill having started from her office in Baker Street and along the canal (i.e. short cutting). And then there was the man with the bike...
No animals were to be seen in the parts of the Zoo that can be seen from the canal (the aviary is going through a refurb apparently) and we were then greeted by a stonkingly beautiful orange sky upon approaching PH.
The Engineer had a brilliant long table seating us all, close to their pretty garden, but out of the coldish wind that started up at the time.
Punters started to leave close to 22.00 hours, and the last group was then persuaded by Mr. Google-Maps to try the ending to Camden Town station, which was - devoid of tourists at that late hour - very good indeed.