200 Regent’s Park Road (Old Station)

Site of Primrose Hill Station / 2013 Bikram Yoga

It tends to get forgotten that the stretch of road leading rightwards downhill to the Hampstead Road is still part of Regent’s Park Road. The curve follows the line of the ancient lane from Hampstead Road to the Chalk Farm Tavern. 


Station, 1985

The lane was cut through when the main line from Euston to Birming- ham was builit in 1837. The original brick bridge was built in 1839, but it was demolished for railway widening in 1846 and re-built in iron. 

It was pedestrianised in 1972, and this block to through-traffic along Regent’s Park Road contributes much to the ‘island’ nature of the Primrose Hill area.

  • STATION                North London Railway        1851-92

This station was originally named Hampstead Road, became Chalk Farm Station from 1862-1950, and was Primrose Hill Station until it was closed to passengers in 1992.


Station, 2005

It served platforms on the North London Railway, linking Kew with the City, and was popular with commuters.

The ticket office was through the door nearest to the bridge. The remainder housed a railwaymen’s club, and evidently some other shops and businesses:

  • BOOT REPAIRER   Leonard Presswell  1935
  • CAFÉ                      Joseph Fuller                     1945-50
  • GREENGROCER    Thomas Bland                    1955-60
  • CONCRETE DEALERS    Greenham Ready Mixed Concrete Ltd 1965-75
  • ARCHITECTS          Lanchester & Lodge      1975-1991
  • INSURANCE BROKERS  Winsover-Howden   2002-04
  • PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER  Venture  2004-?
  • STUDIO / CLINIC   Bikram Yoga           2013


G.E.V. Mulley writes: 

Do you know anyone who worked for Greenham Ready Mixed Concrete when it had its offices at 200 Regent’s Park Road (the Old Station) from 1965 – 1975?

I am a PhD student in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge. Part of my research is looking at the people who drove Greenham’s cement-mixer lorries and, in particular, at events in the 1960s. Some people who drove these lorries were employees of Greenham; others were self-employed lorry drivers. Both kinds of driver are relevant to my research, as are any managers to whom they reported. In case it helps to jog anyone’s memory, one particular event that I am researching  happened on the day of The Great Train Robbery, on 8 August 1963.

You can contact me via my University email, which is gevm2 [at} cam (dot) ac [dot] uk ; or you can telephone me via either my mobile 07761 656454 or my landline 01223 812862. If you prefer you can write to me at my college address: Darwin College, University of Cambridge, Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9EU.

I will be most grateful for any help that you can give me. Thank you.

Guy Mulley LLB(Hons), MSc

PhD candidate, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge.