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
Where do St John's Wood locals go?
The best deli in St John's Wood selling everything from fruit and veg to kosher products.
Submitted by Sara
Megan's do the best salads and cakes - a great addition to St John's Wood High Street!
Submitted by Sophie
Regent's Park Mosque
One of the largest mosques in West London, also providing a cafeteria, library, attire and book shop.
Submitted by Louise
It's great to watch The Beatles fans recreate their album cover on Abbey Road!
Submitted by Joan
Lord's Cricket Ground
A summer's afternoon watching the cricket at Lord's is hard to beat!
Submitted by Tom
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!
Submitted by Tom
Duke of York
A fantastic local pub for after-work drinks. Wednesday is steak night, serving great food at great value.
Submitted by Kristian
The best selection of baby brands, along with classes and a good cup of coffee!
Submitted by Joseph
The Warrington Hotel
As well as the original décor and the friendly atmosphere, the beer is good too.
Submitted by Stuart
The Cocoa Exchange
Handmade chocolates in sumptuous surroundings, this shop is the perfect place to pick up a special sweet treat for chocolate lovers.
Submitted by Thomas
Serving European food, this delightful little restaurant has an early bird menu too.
Submitted by Daisy
Why do you find St John's Wood a great place to live?
"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."
"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."
"St John's Wood is beautiful."
What do you like about St John's Wood?
Did you know?
"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."
Explore St John's Wood
Child-friendly activities near St John's Wood
After School Club: Ballet3 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
Mercury ArtistsThe Cockpit Studios,
Work with Industry & Record Label Experts on improving your performance and developing as an artist. Website
Indoor soft playSwiss 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.
A Joy of MandarinReady 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
French playgroup3 House Club,
French playgroup with Adeline Mathieu from La Jolie Ronde Website
Mini Mozart at 3 house club3 House Club,
Mini Mozart is a fun and interactive live music class for babies and toddlers. The classes feature two live instruments, be that a clarinet, violin, flute, trumpet or trombone with a piano accompanist. Website
Art and Artists for Toddlers3 House Club,
Art class 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
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.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Swiss Cottage
- Maida Vale
- South Hampstead
- Belsize Park
- Regent's Park
- West Hampstead
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