An area brimming with culture, St John’s Wood is famed for its Ambassadorial residences in Avenue Road. In recent decades, modern properties have been added to compliment these grand mansions. Apartment buildings were developed in the 1930s and there are also many family and terraced houses. St John’s Wood is highly desirable, attracting celebrities and intellectuals and maintains a fashionable and diverse culture. There is a varied selection of specialist shops and restaurants as well as Synagogues, Churches and the beautiful golden domed Mosque in Regent’s Park. Just a short walk across the open spaces of Regent’s Park you get to the hustle and bustle of Baker Street, the world famous home of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.
There are a number of cosy pubs and chic wine bars in St John’s Wood. Central London is not far away for those requiring big night clubs and theatres.
Two of London’s most famous and beautiful parks, Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park are on the doorstep of St John’s Wood. There are great opportunities for family days out, with London Zoo and the Open Air Theatre, providing excellent entertainment, both of which are in Regent’s Park.
St John’s Wood has a distinctive High Street. There are fashionable boutiques for clothes, jewellery and art as well as a selection of children’s shops. There is also a large selection of cafes and restaurants to enjoy. Baker Street has a more urban feel with a wide selection of shops and restaurants.
Best place for chicken soup
The famous New York style deli, Harry Morgan, was established in 1948 and serves up deli favourites such as salt beef sandwiches and chicken schnitzel. According to the Sunday Times they serve the ‘Best Chicken Soup in London’.
Best place for Film Buffs
The Everyman Cinema on Baker Street shows films from around the world.
There are excellent schooling opportunities for all age groups, with many state schools achieving an outstanding Ofsted rating. A selection of excellent private schools is also available, including Arnold House School, Abercorn School and most famously, The American School in London.
St John’s Wood – Jubilee line
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The district par excellence for interesting peopleAlan Montgomery Eyre
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