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Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill

The best spot for a picnic or a quick run!

Lord's Cricket Ground

Lord's Cricket Ground

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

Fiddie's

Fiddie's

Large portions, great value, friends family atmosphere.

Huggle

Huggle

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

Flower Station

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!

Abbey Road

Abbey Road

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

Regent's Park Mosque

Regent's Park Mosque

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

Megan's

Megan's

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

DaDaniela

DaDaniela

A great Italian deli on Shirland Road.

Duke of York

Duke of York

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

Bridge Cafe

Bridge Cafe

This cafe serves the best baked potato in West Hampstead!

Little Venice's Canals

Little Venice's Canals

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

The Cedar

The Cedar

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

Hart and Lova

Hart and Lova

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

Little Bay

Little Bay

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

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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

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

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

Oliver Venn

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

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

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After School Club: Art

3 House Club,
Explore art and art history 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

Swiss Cottage Dance: Ballet Classes

Swiss Cottage Community Centre
The 2 - 4 year old classes are very special and a child's first experience of a dancing class. Children are taught basic co-ordination skills whilst learning to interpret and understand different styles of music. Ballet in the Cecchetti method is taught to pupils of 4 years and upwards. Timetable 10.00 - 10.45 Babies Ballet 2.5-3.5years 10.45 - 11.30 Transition 4-5years 11.30 - 12.15 Primary 12.15 - 13.00 Grade 1 13.00 - 13.45 Grade 3 Ballet 13.45 - 14.30 Grade 4 Modern Dance 14.30 - 15.15 Standard 3 Ballet 15.15 - 16.00 Standard 2 Ballet 16.00 - 17.00 Grade 6 Ballet 17.00 - 17.15 Pointe Work Class Website

Play Cantonese

Swiss Cottage Library,
Songs and stories in Cantonese. Swiss Cottage Library. Free. (They have songboards up in Cantonese and English so non-Cantonese speakers can follow along). 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. 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

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

After School Club: Ballet

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

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