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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?

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.


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

Abbey Road

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

Gelato Mio

The best Italian Gelato in NW8!

Duke of York

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


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

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.

Hart and Lova

Best croissants in London in lovely laid back non-chain cafe

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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


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"The first Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973) lived at 75 Warrington Crescent, Maida Vale."

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Child-friendly activities near NW8

Mini Mozart at 3 house club

3 House Club,
Mini Mozart is a fun and interactive live music class for babies and toddlers. The classes feature two live instruments, be that a clarinet, violin, flute, trumpet or trombone with a piano accompanist. Website

MCC Cricket Academy Coaching Little Legends 3-4 years

Lord's Cricket Ground,
The fun 45-minute sessions are carried out weekly over the 10 to 12 weeks of each academic term or five mornings during Easter Holidays. The courses give youngsters a basic introduction to the movement and skills needed for cricket and other sports. Website


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

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

Poem Parties

Classes Running at Poem Parties include: Monkey Music, Sing & Sign, Dramarama, Street Dancing Kids, Bollywod Dancing for Kids, Creative Movements, Amanda's Action Club, Clever Kids Yoga, Baby Toddler Ballet, Football for Kids, Arts & Crafts and Messy Creativeness. 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

Mercury Artists

The Cockpit Studios,
Work with Industry & Record Label Experts on improving your performance and developing as an artist. 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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