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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

"The jewel of North London - tree-lined streets, wide pavements, fantastic buildings...yet into central London in 20 minutes."

Dean Lane

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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.

The Cocoa Exchange

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

Primrose Hill

The best spot for a picnic or a quick run!

Megan's

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

The Warrington Hotel

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

Panzer's

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

Regent's Park Mosque

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

Hart and Lova

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

DaDaniela

A great Italian deli on Shirland Road.

Little Venice's Canals

Picturesque walks and barge spotting along the waterways....

Sherlock Holmes Museum

You can visit the home of Sherlock Holmes, where he did all his detective work with a large drink and a pipe!

Bridge Cafe

This cafe serves the best baked potato in West Hampstead!

Clifton Greens

Really good quality organic produce at very reasonable prices!

Jason's Trip

A tour guide canal boat service from Little Venice to Camden Lock, with commentary on the history of Regent's Canal.

The Cedar

The Cedar, West End Lane was voted the best takeaway restaurant in the UK in 2014 by Hungry House!

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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

Ole Kids

3 House Club,
The Olé Kids curriculum was developed through years of observing children and what they like doing at different stages cognitively, emotionally and physically. They picked out the best elements of children's classes and coupled it with our knowledge, research, tons of love and respect for children and our endless passion for creating a Spanish speaking community.

A Joy of Mandarin

Huggle
Joy of Mandarin offers Chinese Mandarin learning experience for toddlers, preschoolers and primary school children in the Swiss Cottage, Primrose Hill and St Johns Wood localities. Founder and Director Vivienne Wang has combined her unique background of Montessori and Mandarin teaching qualifications to emphasize learning through fun and 'meaningful experiences'. Website

After School Club: Drama

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

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.

Mini Mozart : Swiss Cottage

Huggle Shop
Live music classes featuring clarinet, violin, trumpet or trombone with a piano accompanist, bubbles, parachute and interactive story. Each class is a mini musical based on a different fairy tale. 9:30am Toddlers 10:20 am Babies & Toddlers 11:10 Babies 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
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