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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

What is your favourite place?

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.

Abbey Road

It's great to watch The Beatles fans recreate their album cover on Abbey Road!


Megan's do the best salads and cakes - a great addition to St John's Wood High Street!


The best deli in St John's Wood selling everything from fruit and veg to kosher products.

Gelato Mio

The best Italian Gelato in NW8!

Lord's Cricket Ground

A summer's afternoon watching the cricket at Lord's is hard to beat!

Regent's Park Mosque

One of the largest mosques in West London, also providing a cafeteria, library, attire and book shop.

Clifton Greens

Really good quality organic produce at very reasonable prices!

The Warrington Hotel

As well as the original décor and the friendly atmosphere, the beer is good too.

Primrose Hill

The best spot for a picnic or a quick run!


The best selection of baby brands, along with classes and a good cup of coffee!

Flower Station

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!

The Cocoa Exchange

Handmade chocolates in sumptuous surroundings, this shop is the perfect place to pick up a special sweet treat for chocolate lovers.

Little Bay

Serving European food, this delightful little restaurant has an early bird menu too.

Puppet Theatre Barge

The loveliest puppet shows for children on a moored barge in Little Venice.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of St John's Wood, Maida Vale, Swiss Cottage, South Hampstead, Belsize Park, Paddington, Regent's Park, Camden, Marylebone and Bayswater

What do you love about NW8?

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."

February 2015


"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."

February 2015


"St John's Wood is beautiful."

January 2015


What do you like about NW8?

Let us 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."

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Child-friendly activities near NW8


3 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 Mandarin

Ready 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 playgroup

3 House Club,
French playgroup with Adeline Mathieu from La Jolie Ronde Website

Mini Mozart- Concert and Class for Babies

3 House Club,
Classical music class for babies led by Tiffany playing the flute and Vlad on the piano.

Art and Artists for Young Children

3 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


Portman 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
  1. About NW8

    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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