St John’s Wood is located in the City of Westminster and has Regents Park right on its door step. During the 19th century there was a huge demand for the area as it had an abundance of spacious townhouses as many preferred this style of housing to the terraced housing commonly seen in London, and this is still true today. It’s full of eccentric architecture and a very popular area for families. This neighbourhood is the celebrity choice alongside Primrose Hill and Hampstead.
On the high street there are plenty of cafes, restaurants and designed boutiques. The area is also famous for the Lord’s Cricket Ground and Abbey Road Studios where The Beatles famously recorded their records. The cover of their album, Abbey Road features the band crossing on this Road. This crossing is now visited by hundred of people on a daily basis.
The St Johns Wood tube station is home to the Jubilee Line and with only 3 stops to Greens Park, 4 to Westminster and 2 stops to Bond Street, traveling into central London is very easy.
If you don’t end up staying in this lovely up-market area of London then we’d definitely recommend taking the time to visit St Johns Wood.
Pubs/Bars: Lords Tavern, Saint Johns Wood Road, The Duke of York on Saint Ann’s Terrace, The New Inn, Allitsen Road.
Restaurants: Carluccio’s, Saint Johns Wood High Street, Sahara on Saint Johns Wood High Street, Harry Morgan on Saint Johns Wood High Street.
Parks/Greens: Regents Park.