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?
Lord's Cricket Ground
A summer's afternoon watching the cricket at Lord's is hard to beat!
Submitted by Tom
The best deli in St John's Wood selling everything from fruit and veg to kosher products.
Submitted by Sara
Megan's do the best salads and cakes - a great addition to St John's Wood High Street!
Submitted by Sophie
Duke of York
A fantastic local pub for after-work drinks. Wednesday is steak night, serving great food at great value.
Submitted by Kristian
Regent's Park Mosque
One of the largest mosques in West London, also providing a cafeteria, library, attire and book shop.
Submitted by Louise
It's great to watch The Beatles fans recreate their album cover on Abbey Road!
Submitted by Joan
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
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
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.
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
Theatre for little ones3 House Club,
Rhymes, Puppets and Storeis with actress Jennie May Dunne Website
Bach to BabySt Mark's Church,
Music concert where kids can go and see the real instruments up close. Website
Mini Mozart at 3 house club3 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
Circus Adventure3 House Club,
Circus fun with Erica Chestnut of The National Centre for Circus Arts. Website
Art and Artists for Toddlers3 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
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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