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St John's Wood

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

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

Charles Cutting

"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 locals go?

Abbey Road

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

Duke of York

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

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!

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!

Clifton Greens

Really good quality organic produce at very reasonable prices!

Panzer's

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

Megan's

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

Primrose Hill

The best spot for a picnic or a quick run!

Huggle

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.

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

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

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

What do you love about St John's Wood?

Why do you find St John's Wood a great place to live?

Alex

"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."

February 2015

Kristian

"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."

February 2015

Matthew

"St John's Wood is beautiful."

January 2015

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"It was in Abbey Road Studios that the Beatles recorded their material. The zebra crossing outside the building is now Grade II listed, after being immortalised on the front of their 'Abbey Road' album."

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Child-friendly activities near St John's Wood

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.

Circus Adventure

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

Mercury Artists

The Cockpit Studios,
Work with Industry & Record Label Experts on improving your performance and developing as an artist. 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

Theatre for little ones

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

Regal Ballet

3 House Club,
Regal Ballet classes take your child into the magical world of ballet with fairy tales, stretching, marching and interacting with other children, making each class fun and enjoyable for all. Website
  1. 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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