The Jetsetter Guide to London Neighbourhoods – What to do in Primrose Hill & Camden

by Sasha Wilkins on July 23, 2012 · 12 comments

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In the run up to the London 2012 Olympics, Gilt Groupe’s Jetsetter (a fabulous place to find deals on the kind of hotels I write about here on LLG) asked a small group of Londoners for their recommendations on what to do in their favourite parts of London. I was asked to talk about NW1 where I live – Camden & Primrose Hill, along with Henry Holland on Shoreditch, Mark Hix on Belgravia, Tim Marlow (director of exhibitions at White Cube) on Bermondsey & nightclub owner Charlie Wilkes on Battersea.

It’s an iPad-only app, but it is free and the whole guide includes some excellent recommendations that would be of use as much to a Londoner as to a tourist wanting an insider’s glimpse into this fascinating, sprawling and often confusing city.

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I was shot by Matthew Buck at the bar of Camden’s York & Albany, whose sunlight-filled bar with its squishy chairs & sofas has been the setting for many work breakfasts, long lunches and martinis taken propped up at the bar.

(I’m wearing this lovely dress by Baukjen, currently in the Isabella Oliver sale for £77, and my favourite cream Nicholas Kirkwood stilettos)

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Ellie July 24, 2012 at 03:55

Sadly, no iPad so cannot download it, but I get a little swell of pride when you talk about Camden/Primrose Hill as that’s where I live and love too.

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LLG July 26, 2012 at 05:55

@Ellie: I don;t have one either! I had to go into the Apple store in Covent Garden after the Chanel party to take these photos! And I love Camden too. Cldn’t be happier living here. LLGxx

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Nana Wereko-Brobby July 24, 2012 at 06:01

Cool idea, any particular date recommendations I could use for my website? (www.socialconcierge.co.uk), something suitably boozy pehaps…

x

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LLG July 26, 2012 at 05:57

@Nana Wereko-Brobby: I think the York & Albany is great for dates… LLGxx

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Rose July 24, 2012 at 06:18

I could find jetsetter hotel guide, is that the one? sounds great

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LLG July 26, 2012 at 05:55

@Rose: Yes, that’s the one! LLGxx

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lola July 24, 2012 at 07:42

How exciting! Definitely downloading when i get home xx

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LLG July 26, 2012 at 05:56

@lola: Fab! I do hope you think it is of some use. I loved Mark & Henry’s particularly. LLGxx

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mouse July 24, 2012 at 13:17

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JuLee July 25, 2012 at 21:06

Wish it was on i phone and not just i pad. Glad you are featured though! :)

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LLG July 26, 2012 at 05:56

@JuLee: Me too! (Although I have managed to lose my iPhone, yet again.) LLGxx

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Dave August 8, 2012 at 21:16

Thumbs up from me – couldnt live without my ipad to be honest :)

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