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St John's Wood and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to St John's Wood and surrounding areas

"When it's only a short distance to walk to Primrose Hill and St John's Wood, Swiss Cottage is in a prime spot."

Kristian Brown

"The canals bring a country feel to this central part of London round Regent's Park."

Charles Cutting

"Little Venice's canals add to the charm of the area - it really is like being in Italy!"

Giorgio Romani

What is your favourite place?

Where do St John's Wood and surrounding areas locals go?

Duke of York

A fantastic local pub for after-work drinks. Wednesday is steak night, serving great food at great value.

Gelato Mio

The best Italian Gelato in NW8!

The Warrington Hotel

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

The Cocoa Exchange

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

Regent's Park Mosque

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

Lord's Cricket Ground

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

Abbey Road

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


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

The Bridge House

Classic pub food using fresh ingredients and a cosy atmosphere. The building is shared with the Canal Cafe Theatre, so pop upstairs for some fantastic acting!

Little Bay

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

L'Absinthe Brasserie

A real lunchtime treat, this restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere also operates as a cafe and deli.

La Boutique Secret

In the heart of West Hampstead, you can indulge yourself in fantastic clothes at amazing prices! It's always busy and there are lovely ladies to help you.

Waterside Cafe

A charming cafe inside a boat on the Paddington Branch of the Regent's Canal.

Queens Park Books

Which other area In London can still be proud to have a charming independent local book store?

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!

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

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"In 1829, architect Thomas Wilson proposed a 94-storey pyramidal mausoleum to be built on Primrose Hill to house corpses, as London was running out of space to bury its dead."

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Child-friendly activities near St John's Wood and surrounding areas

Little Monkeys Kickboxing

The Martial Arts Place
Our classes help develop balance, co-ordination, fitness, concentration and listing skills Website

Art and Artists for Toddlers

3 House Club,
Art class with artist Ema Lupusor. 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

La Jolie Ronde Languages for Children-Swiss Cottage Community Centre

Swiss Cottage Community Centre
Learn in small classes run by carefully selected, trained and CRB checked tutors. From the very first lesson be imitating an authentic accent. In each weekly lesson be enthused by exciting games, fun songs and activities. Receive a colourful activity book and CDBe awarded with a special French certificate on the completion of each programme. 5-7 years: Wednesday 16.00-16.30 7-8 years: Wednesday 16.30-17.00 8-11 years: Wednesday 17.00-17.30 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

Regal Ballet

3 House Club,
Regal Ballet classes take your child into the magical world of ballet with fairy tales, stretching, marching and interacting with other children, making each class fun and enjoyable for all. Website

"Songsters" with Neal

Child-friendly music that parents can also enjoy, music with the power to enchant, thrill, mystify, hypnotise, captivate and entrance! Website

Perform Plus - Acting, Singing and Dance Classes

Mansergh Club,
Drama, dance and singing workshops that will boost children's confidence, creativity and concentration skills. Website
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