London area of NW8 guide

What to do and where to stay in London's NW8 neighbourhood

St John's Wood stands out in the NW8 district, famous for both Lord's Cricket Ground and Abbey Road Studios. Home to some of the most expensive properties in the world, much like neighbouring Hampstead Heath and Belsize Park, St John's Wood 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. The area becomes extremely busy whenever the England cricket team play at Lord's, renowned all across the world as the 'Home of Cricket'. Test matches are often seen as a social occasion by the elite in the area and ticket prices for the ground often reflect this. Up the road from Lord's is the famous Abbey Road Studios, where The Beatles recorded their illustrious Abbey Road album, complete with the iconic cover image of the 'Fab Four' crossing the road outside the studios. Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney owns a property in the area, along with other famous music and film stars.

See our recommended nearby NW8 Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

NW8 Hotels

in or near NW8
Danubius Hotel Regents Park
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
18 Lodge Road, NW87JT
Stunning views of Lord's Cricket Ground makes this the hotel of choice for cricket enthusiasts, but it has plenty of other advantages too. A program ... More
 
 
 
Europa House Apartments London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
79A Randolph Avenue, W9
Considering their close proximity to Paddington Station and the high standard of accommodation these serviced apartments come at a relatively reasonable price. Overlooking three and a ... More
 
 
 
Best Western Maitrise Maida Vale Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
53-59 Kilburn High Road, NW6
Located in North London, just a 2-minute walk from Kilburn Park Tube station, the Best Western Maitrise Maida Vale hotel offers value for money and 58 ... More
 
 
 

NW8 Entertainment

in or near NW8
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Lord's Cricket Ground
London > Entertainment > Spectator Sport
Lords Cricket Ground St. Johns Wood Road, NW8, London NW8
This revered ancient cricket ground has been the site of many a historic victory and many more England batting collapses. While Lord's Cricket Ground has long ... More
 
 
 
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Hampstead Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Eton Avenue, NW8, London NW3
The Hampstead Theatre has existed in various forms since 1959, when it opened in a Scout Hall and its opening season in 1959 included two new ... More
 
 
 
Odeon Swiss Cottage
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
96 Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage, NW8, London NW3
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NW8 Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near NW8
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London Central Mosque
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
146 Park Road, NW8, London NW8
Vast Islamic mosque in Regent's Park. With its huge, gold dome, the London Central Mosque gleams out above the dense green canopy of Regent’s Park. Designed in ... More
 
 
 
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Primrose Hill
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Primrose Hill Road, NW8, London NW3
This small, grassy, hilly park, boasting fantastic views over London, has become increasingly popular with the young, the trendy and the famous – particularly from the ... More
 
 
 
St John's Wood High Street
London > Attractions > St John's Wood High Street, NW8, London NW8
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NW8 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's NW8
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The Winery
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
4 Clifton Road, NW8, London W9
Formerly a Victorian pharmacy, The Winery’s soaring stacks of original wooden shelves now host gleaming bottles of Burgundy and Claret instead of dusty bottles of potions ... More
 
 
 
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Raoul's Cafe Maida Vale
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
13 Clifton Road, NW8, London W9
A great place for a big breakfast, especially if you've overdone it the night before - not only can we recommend the eggs and bacon but ... More
 
 
 
Panzer's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
13-19 Circus Road, NW8, London NW8
It started as a simple kosher deli and butcher half a century ago, but as North London's Jewish community became wealthier, Panzer's went upmarket with them. ... More
 
 
 

NW8 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near NW8 London?
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Richoux
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
3 Circus Road, St John's Wood, NW8, London NW8
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GAIL's
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
5 Circus Road, NW8, London NW8
Gail Stephens, founder of Baker and Spice and The Bread Factory - a small artisan bakery supplying London's top chefs - is the name behind GAIL's, ... More
 
 
 
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Starbucks
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
79 St John's Wood High Street, NW8, London NW8
The ubiquitous Seattle based coffee shop can unsurprisingly be found all over London. Thanks to its market saturation policy, branches resemble the Capital’s buses by always ... More
 
 
 

NW8 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London NW8.
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The Salt House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Abbey Road, NW8, London NW8
The Salt House is an established gastropub in the heart of Beatles territory. Good solid cuisine, a pleasant atmosphere, a wide selection of wines and reasonable ... More
 
 
 
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The Warrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
93 Warrington Crescent, NW8, London W9
Following on from the success of his first gastropub The Narrow in Wapping, Gordon Ramsay continues to make in-roads into the beer-and-fine-dining market with this restored ... More
 
 
 
Princess Royal
London > Nightlife > Pubs
11 Circus Road, NW8, London NW8
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NW8 Nightlife

NW8 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
The Ordnance
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
29 Ordnance Hill, NW8, London NW8
Wine bar ... More
 
 
 
All Bar One
London > Nightlife > Bars
60 St John's Wood High Street, NW8, London NW8
Bright airy chain bars with a good range of beer, wine and spirits offering reasonable gastropub style food. Comfortable, with plenty of tables, leather sofas, polished ... More
 
 
 
The Arches
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
2 Fairhazel Gardens, NW8, London NW6
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NW8 Leisure

NW8 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Iyengar Yoga Institute
London > Leisure > Fitness
223a Randolph Avenue, NW8, London W9
The only purpose-built yoga centre in Europe boasts two yoga studios with underfloor heating. The specially designed skylights, built into the building's structure, make maximum use ... More
 
 
 
Kailash Centre of Oriental Medicine
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
7 Newcourt Street, NW8, London NW8
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The Circle Health Club
London > Leisure > Fitness
41 Mackennal Street, NW8, London NW8
Fitness Club ... More
 
 
 

NW8 Education

in or near NW8
London School of Counselling and Psychotherapy
London > Education > Professional Training
Head Office, 218D Randolph Avenue, NW8, London W9
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Westminster Student and Careers Services
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
One-Stop Services, 91-93 Church Street, NW8, London NW8
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NW8 Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near NW8.
Acacia House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Acacia House, 58 Acacia Road, NW8, London NW8
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Lord's Conference and Banqueting Facilities
London > Business > Venue Hire
St John's Wood, NW8, London NW8
Lord's is the most famous cricket ground in the world, but you don't have to attend a match at Lord's to experience its year-round magic. From ... More
 
 
 
Lord's Cricket Ground
London > Business > Venue Hire
St John's Wood, NW8, London NW8
This revered ancient cricket ground has been the site of many a historic victory and many more England batting collapses. While Lord's Cricket Ground has long ... More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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