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St John's Wood and surrounding areas

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

"There's lots of change along Kilburn High Road that's exciting to see!"

John Wybar

"Always worth the walk to the top! London's skyline beautifully framed by Primrose Hill and London Zoo."

Oliver Venn

"Swiss Cottage's gorgeous period homes enhance the area's appeal."

Kristian Brown

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!

Lord's Cricket Ground

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

Little Bay

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

Abbey Road

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


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

The Warrington Hotel

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

Clifton Nurseries

The most beautiful café in London.

L'Absinthe Brasserie

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

Regent's Park Mosque

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

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!

The Cocoa Exchange

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


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

Puppet Theatre Barge

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

The Tricycle

A fantastic theatre away from the West End showing outstanding original productions. Well worth a visit. Also has a cinema and a bar.

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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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"During the Second World War, German prisoners were ordered to dig up Primrose Hill so that it could be used to grow vegetables on."

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

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.

Latino Bambino

3 House Club,
Exercise, Keep fit, have fun and bond with your baby whilst dancing to Latin rhythms. Your baby stays right there with you, snuggled in a baby carrier, whilst you get some healthy exercise that has been devised to be safe and gentle for both you and your little one. Website

After School Science Club,

Poem Bar & Grill,
Children learn a lot of Science concepts in school that are really interesting and useful, but they forget easily if they don't use it on a daily basis. A great way to increase retention of knowledge is by providing fun challenges. The fun will create engagement with the task and the hands-on challenges will provide an opportunity for problem-solving which is a big part of human learning. Website

Theatre for little ones

3 House Club,
Rhymes, Puppets and Storeis with actress Jennie May Dunne Website

Mini Mozart- Babies and Toddlers Concert and Class

Huggle Shop
Classical music class for babies (up to 15 months) and toddlers (15 months to 3 years) led by Becky playing the violin and Laurie on the piano. Website

Aqua Babies

The Regent Park Marriott
Encourage the early development of baby's natural swimming skills, enhancing their general health, awareness, eating and sleeping patterns and strengthening their cardio-respiratory functions Website

French playgroup

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