A locals' guide to NW8
"The canals bring a country feel to this central part of London round Regent's Park."Charles Cutting
"Swiss Cottage's gorgeous period homes enhance the area's appeal."Kristian Brown
"Always worth the walk to the top! London's skyline beautifully framed by Primrose Hill and London Zoo."Oliver Venn
Where do NW8 locals go?
Duke of York
A fantastic local pub for after-work drinks. Wednesday is steak night, serving great food at great value.
Submitted by Kristian
It's great to watch The Beatles fans recreate their album cover on Abbey Road!
Submitted by Joan
Megan's do the best salads and cakes - a great addition to St John's Wood High Street!
Submitted by Sophie
The best deli in St John's Wood selling everything from fruit and veg to kosher products.
Submitted by Sara
Lord's Cricket Ground
A summer's afternoon watching the cricket at Lord's is hard to beat!
Submitted by Tom
Regent's Park Mosque
One of the largest mosques in West London, also providing a cafeteria, library, attire and book shop.
Submitted by Louise
The Warrington Hotel
As well as the original décor and the friendly atmosphere, the beer is good too.
Submitted by Stuart
The best selection of baby brands, along with classes and a good cup of coffee!
Submitted by Joseph
If you're ever in a rush for some flowers for a loved one, just pop up to this drive-thru florist and there's no need to get out your car!
Submitted by Tom
The Cocoa Exchange
Handmade chocolates in sumptuous surroundings, this shop is the perfect place to pick up a special sweet treat for chocolate lovers.
Submitted by Thomas
Serving European food, this delightful little restaurant has an early bird menu too.
Submitted by Daisy
Puppet Theatre Barge
The loveliest puppet shows for children on a moored barge in Little Venice.
Submitted by Dean
Why do you find NW8 a great place to live?
"St John's Wood High Street is full of niche boutiques where money can easily be left behind. You can recreate the Beatles album cover on the famous Abbey Road crossing, and as for the down time, nothing beats a nice long walk around Regent's Park."
"The Waterway pub is my personal favourite - a great place to sit by the canal and enjoy the summer sunshine whilst having lunch, watching the boats go by."
"St John's Wood is beautiful."
What do you like about NW8?
Did you know?
"It was in Abbey Road Studios that the Beatles recorded their material. The zebra crossing outside the building is now Grade II listed, after being immortalised on the front of their 'Abbey Road' album."
Child-friendly activities near NW8
Ballet3 House Club,
Ballet is a wonderful form of exercise combined with artistic elegance which is useful for developing children's minds, bodies, discipline, creativity and confidence which are all important these days from an early age. Children's earliest memories of ballet should be happy memories! Website
A Joy of MandarinReady Steady Go,
Joy Mandarin offers fun-packed, enjoyable Mandarin Chinese learning experience for toddlers, preschoolers and primary school children in the North London area. Website
Commissioned Camden Sure Start Mother and Toddler Drop-in (Somali)The Rowley Way Tenants Hall,
We are a Somali run community charity based in Kilburn, North West London. Our mission is to create opportunity, education and support to the Somali diaspora in London U.K. Website
French playgroup3 House Club,
French playgroup with Adeline Mathieu from La Jolie Ronde Website
Mini Mozart- Concert and Class for Babies3 House Club,
Classical music class for babies led by Tiffany playing the flute and Vlad on the piano.
Art and Artists for Young Children3 House Club,
3 House is a family club in St. John's Wood, London created for parents and children. Everybody is welcome to join our community of local mums from St. John's Wood, Maida Vale, Primrose Hill and other nearby areas. You can just meet up for a chat over a coffee with other mums, or join one of our fun & educational classes. Website
PlaygroupPortman Early Childhood Centre,
Our Drop-In groups provide a safe, friendly and stimulating place for children and their parents or carers. We organise regular activities like cooking, play for toddlers and babies with opportunities to observe your child's play through video, and outings all year round. Website
NW8 is the postcode district in North West London incorporating the areas of St John's Wood, Primrose Hill (part), Lisson Grove (part) and is covered by the Camden and Westminster local authorities.
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