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St John's Wood and surrounding areas

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

"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

"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?


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

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.

Regent's Park Mosque

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

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!

Primrose Hill

The best spot for a picnic or a quick run!


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

Garden Cafe

Great for all-day breakfast or brunch!

Lord's Cricket Ground

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

Clifton Greens

Really good quality organic produce at very reasonable prices!

Waterside Cafe

A charming cafe inside a boat on the Paddington Branch of the Regent's Canal.


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

Bridge Cafe

This cafe serves the best baked potato in West Hampstead!

L'Absinthe Brasserie

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

The Gallery

A great bar ideal for after work drinks and a good place to take a date!

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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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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.

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

Little Monkeys Kickboxing

The Martial Arts Place
Our classes help develop balance, co-ordination, fitness, concentration and listing skills Website

Amanda's Action Club

Huggle Shop
A fun and action-filled dance/music class with toys and props. Each toy helps develop motor-control or spacial awareness and is great for tiring little ones out. £75/10-week block, £10 pay-as-you-go Website

Theatre for little ones

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