London area of St John's Wood guide

What to do and where to stay in London's St John's Wood neighbourhood

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 as well as an untouristy place largely free of hustle, hotels and crowded haunts. It's an area that's full of eccentric architecture, and it is also the home of England's most eccentric sport: Lord's cricket ground lies at the centre of the neighbourhood. And for those who like a bit of useless trivia: St John's Wood is the only Tube station name not to contain any letters from the word 'mackerel'.

See our recommended nearby St John's Wood Hotels, Events, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

St John's Wood Hotels

in or near St John's Wood
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
 
 
 
London Marriott Hotel Regents Park
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
128 King Henry's Road, NW3
In the quiet suburbs of Swiss Cottage - the tube stop is five minutes walk away - the London Marriott Hotel Regents Park offers large rooms ... 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
 
 
 

St John's Wood Events

in or near St John's Wood
Bicentenary Gala Ball, Featuring Bryan Ferry
London > Events > Concerts
Lord's Cricket Ground , St. John's Wood Road, St John's Wood, London NW8
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London Sports Writing Festival 2014
London > Events > Exhibitions
Lord's Cricket Ground , St. John's Wood Road, St John's Wood, London NW8
October 23rd - 26th sees the welcome return of the London Sports Writing Festival to Lord's cricket ground. The four day event looks set to repeat ... More
 
 
 

St John's Wood Entertainment

in or near St John's Wood
Cockpit Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Gateforth Street, St John's Wood, London NW8
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St John's Wood Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near St John's Wood
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London Central Mosque
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
146 Park Road, St John's Wood, 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, St John's Wood, 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, St John's Wood, London NW8
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St John's Wood Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's St John's Wood
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The Winery
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
4 Clifton Road, St John's Wood, 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, St John's Wood, 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, St John's Wood, 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
 
 
 

St John's Wood Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near St John's Wood London?
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Richoux
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
3 Circus Road, St John's Wood, , St John's Wood, London NW8
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GAIL's
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
5 Circus Road, St John's Wood, 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, St John's Wood, 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
 
 
 

St John's Wood Pubs

The best pubs in or near London St John's Wood.
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The Salt House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Abbey Road, St John's Wood, 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
 
 
 
Princess Royal
London > Nightlife > Pubs
11 Circus Road, St John's Wood, London NW8
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Duke of York
London > Nightlife > Pubs
2 St Ann's Terrace, St John's Wood, St John's Wood, London NW8
The name The Duke of York conjures up the image of a traditional British pub, replete with groggy locals, dark wood panelling and plenty of nooks ... More
 
 
 

St John's Wood Nightlife

St John's Wood clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
All Bar One
London > Nightlife > Bars
60 St John's Wood High Street, St John's Wood, 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 Ordnance
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
29 Ordnance Hill, St John's Wood, London NW8
Wine bar ... More
 
 
 

St John's Wood Leisure

St John's Wood gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Lord's Cricket Ground
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
St. John's Wood Road, St John's Wood, 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
 
 
 
Kailash Centre of Oriental Medicine
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
7 Newcourt Street, St John's Wood, London NW8
Health Clinic ... More
 
 
 
The Circle Health Club
London > Leisure > Fitness
41 Mackennal Street, St John's Wood, London NW8
Fitness Club ... More
 
 
 

St John's Wood Education

in or near St John's Wood
Westminster Student and Careers Services
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
One-Stop Services, 91-93 Church Street, St John's Wood, London NW8
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St John's Wood Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near St John's Wood.
Acacia House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Acacia House, 58 Acacia Road, St John's Wood, London NW8
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Lord's Conference and Banqueting Facilities
London > Business > Venue Hire
St John's Wood, St John's Wood, 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, St John's Wood, 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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