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St Johns Wood Area Guide

HISTORY, LOCATION, ARCHITECTURE, EDUCATION & MORE



This leafy area to the west of Regent's Park is one of the few parts of central London to be developed with low density villas. Detached and semi-detached houses with large gardens are common here, and this has made it one of the most desirable areas of London for families with children and it is also the home of Lord's cricket ground lies at the centre of the neighbourhood.


Architecture

St John’s Wood has wide leafy streets with fine early Victorian detached and semi-detached villas with large gardens in roads such as Acacia Road, Clifton Hill and Carlton Hill which give the area its charm. Edwardian, Art Deco and modern blocks of luxury flats dominate Wellington Road and parts of Grove End Road and Abbey Road. Prices east of Wellington Road, close to the high street, are higher than the quieter roads west of Wellington Road. More recent modern buildings include The Pavilion Apartments and the redevelopment of Wellington Court.
 
Culture

Beatles’ fans daily recreate the iconic album cover on the same zebra crossing on Abbey Road where the famous Abbey Road music studios are based.

People & Religion

The St John’s Wood Synagogue in Grove End Road, the Regent’s Park Mosque and the American School in Loudon Road make this a truly international and multi-faith neighbourhood.

Shopping

The shops in St John’s Wood High Street are chic boutique and there are many to choose from.

Transport

St Johns Wood underground station is served by the Jubilee Line and is just one stop to Baker Street and the same line for those working in Canary Wharf.

Dining

There are many choices to eat in the high street, none more well know that Harry Morgans a salt-beef deli bar and restaurant. For the more discerning diner there is Oslo Court is a restaurant in a block of flats of the same name in Prince Albert Road and whilst the decor and food may be caught in an Eighties timewarp, the ambience and service make diners return again and again for a dining experience that is hard to find in most of today’s modern restaurants. Put simply people love it or loathe it. Back to the millennium, The Ivy Café has recently opened in the High Street and is popular for both lunch and dinner.

Fact

St John's Wood is the only tube station name not to contain any letters from the word 'mackerel'.

We say

For families in particular this is a great area to settle in. A much sought-after upmarket and sophisticated suburb. From education and dining to more leisurely pursuits there is so much to do here when time permits, being so close to both north and central London this is a great location to access the best of both.

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