Places in North West London
If you find yourself at a loose end in North West London
and fancy getting a new perspective on the area why not
visit some of the following places.
Why not try visiting the road crossing made famous by The Beatles, which can be found outside
the Abbey Road studios [map].
Although it is unlikely you’ll be able to get into
this legendary recording studio where the ‘Fab Four’
recorded “She Loves You”, “Help!”
and others, you can soak up the ambience and dice with
London motorists to try and recreate the iconic album
For something a little different you do not have to venture
far from Euston Station. The Centre for the Magic Arts
[map] is more of a living archive of tricks than your run of
the mill museum. And the Stephenson Way venue also hosts
a number of magic-related events for those who like to
see action unfold.
The other place to try is Elvisly Yours [map] on Baker Street. With more than 400 items of Elvis memorabilia
you can once again discover ‘the King” and
his former glory. And although he still manages to get
into the charts despite no longer being alive (controversial!)
if you ever feel the urge to hear his music amongst like
minded people then the museum plays it all day everyday.
North West London is also well placed for you to enjoy
outdoor activities. On the banks of the Regents Canal
you’ll find the unique Camley Street Nature Park
a peaceful nature two-acre reserve for birds, bees, butterflies
and wild flowers in Camden.
If you want more animal fun you could head to Kentish
Town City Farm [map] to see pigs, cows, sheep and other farm favourites in
a working environment. The farm also has riding facilities
for those who want to up the pace of the visit.
Although you may have already been to London Zoo [map],
this attraction is always evolving so if it’s been
a while, it may be worth a return visit. Recently the
zoo has acquired an armadillo (the only mammal to have
a shell), and has been focusing on conservation, breeding
and returning animals to the wild so you can see if there
have been any new furry Londoners born!
Alongside London Zoo is Regent’s Park [map],
probably the greatest of the parks in the area. It’s
sometimes amazing to think that Londoners and tourists
alike have enjoyed this park for well over 150 years.
Spring/summer is when this park really comes into its
own with flowers blooming, birds nesting, bands playing
and people renting boats to take out onto the lake.
Close to Regent’s Park is Primrose Hill [map],
recognised as one of the premier spots in the capital
for views of London. Londoners of the past made this site
famous as a location for duels however today Primrose
Hill Park is where people read, chat and play when the
weather is fine.
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