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An upmarket setting for iconic Abbey Road Studios and Regent's Park

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Duke of York

Duke of York

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

Clifton Greens

Clifton Greens

Really good quality organic produce at very reasonable prices!

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!

Panzer's

Panzer's

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

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!

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.

Abbey Road

Abbey Road

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

Lord's Cricket Ground

Lord's Cricket Ground

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

Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill

The best spot for a picnic or a quick run!

Huggle

Huggle

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

The Warrington Hotel

The Warrington Hotel

As well as the original d├ęcor and the friendly atmosphere, the beer is good too.

The Cocoa Exchange

The Cocoa Exchange

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

Little Bay

Little Bay

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

Hart and Lova

Hart and Lova

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

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Swiss Cottage, Maida Vale, South Hampstead, Belsize Park, Regent's Park, Paddington, Camden, Marylebone, West Hampstead and Bayswater

"In 1829, architect Thomas Wilson proposed a 94-storey pyramidal mausoleum to be built on Primrose Hill to house corpses, as London was running out of space to bury its dead."

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

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

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

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What locals say about St John's Wood

  1. St John's Wood High Street is full of niche boutiques where money can easily be left behind. You can recreate the Beatles album cover on the famous Abbey Road crossing, and as for the down time, nothing beats a nice long walk around Regent's Park.

  2. The Waterway pub is my personal favourite - a great place to sit by the canal and enjoy the summer sunshine whilst having lunch, watching the boats go by.

  3. St John's Wood is beautiful.

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Child-friendly activities near St John's Wood

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

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

MCC Cricket Academy Coaching Little Legends 3-4 years

Lord's Cricket Ground,
The fun 45-minute sessions are carried out weekly over the 10 to 12 weeks of each academic term or five mornings during Easter Holidays. The courses give youngsters a basic introduction to the movement and skills needed for cricket and other sports. Website

Indoor soft play

Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre
Rascals at Swiss Cottage leisure centre-another compact indoor play area with 2 different type of slides. A little court to play football/basketball. Get s a bit busy on rainy days. And exclusively booked for parties on weekends after 1.30 pm. 1 hour sessions on the hour.

Poem Parties


Classes Running at Poem Parties include: Monkey Music, Sing & Sign, Dramarama, Street Dancing Kids, Bollywod Dancing for Kids, Creative Movements, Amanda's Action Club, Clever Kids Yoga, Baby Toddler Ballet, Football for Kids, Arts & Crafts and Messy Creativeness. Website

Bach to Baby

St Mark's Church,
Music concert where kids can go and see the real instruments up close. 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

About St John's Wood

St John's Wood is a district of north-west London, in the City of Westminster, and at the north-west end of Regent's Park. It is approximately 2.5 miles north-west of Charing Cross. Once part of the Great Middlesex Forest, it was later owned by the Knights of St John of Jerusalem. It is home to some of the most expensive properties in the world. St John's Wood was developed from the early 19th century onwards. It was one of the first London suburbs to be developed with a large amount of low density "villa" housing, as opposed to the terraced housing which was the norm in London up to the 19th century, even in expensive districts. Parts of St John's Wood have been rebuilt at a higher density, but it remains a highly desirable residential district. St John's Wood is the location of Lord's Cricket Ground. It is also famous for Abbey Road Studios and the street Abbey Road, where The Beatles recorded, notably the Abbey Road album, the cover of which features the band crossing the road.

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