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Abbey Road

Abbey Road

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

Megan's

Megan's

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

Gelato Mio

Gelato Mio

The best Italian Gelato in NW8!

Hart and Lova

Hart and Lova

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

Panzer's

Panzer's

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

Garden Cafe

Garden Cafe

Great for all-day breakfast or brunch!

Lord's Cricket Ground

Lord's Cricket Ground

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

Huggle

Huggle

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

Little Venice's Canals

Little Venice's Canals

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

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.

The Princess of Wales

The Princess of Wales

Quirky interiors and a fabulous Sunday lunch in leafy Primrose Hill.

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!

Little Bay

Little Bay

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

Waterside Cafe

Waterside Cafe

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

The Bridge House

The Bridge House

Classic pub food using fresh ingredients and a cosy atmosphere. The building is shared with the Canal Cafe Theatre, so pop upstairs for some fantastic acting!

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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

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

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

John Wybar

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

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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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Diddi Dance - Huggle Shop

Huggle Shop
Using various dancing games and exercises, bells, hoops and dance ribbons to our own funky pop songs your little one not only improves their rhythm and co-ordination but also social and gross motor skills. We also look at different dance styles every half term from salsa and hip hop to country and disco. Website

A Joy of Mandarin

Ready Steady Go,
Joy Mandarin offers fun-packed, enjoyable Mandarin Chinese learning experience for toddlers, preschoolers and primary school children in the North London area. Website

Circus Adventure

3 House Club,
Circus fun with Erica Chestnut of The National Centre for Circus Arts. 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

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

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

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

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