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
Holiday Inn Camden Lock Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
30 Jamestown Road, NW1
Housed in an exciting modernist 'white box' building, and with some of London's maddest and most entertaining shopping and nightlife on the doorstep, the Holiday Inn ... More
Holiday Inn London Regent's Park
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
Carburton Street, W1W
Located near the transport hub of Euston, and handy for shops and theatres in the West End as well for the City and the New East ... More

NW8 Entertainment

in or near NW8
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
Cockpit Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Gateforth Street, NW8, London NW8
A vibrant fringe theatre in Marylebone, the Cockpit Theatre was designed by Edward Mendelsohn and built in 1969-70. Notable as London's first purpose-built theatre in-the-round since ... 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
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
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
ZSL London Zoo
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Regent's Park Outer Circle, NW8, London NW1
London Zoo in Regent's Park is one of the world's most famous zoos and home to over 12,000 animals. 'Meet the Animals' shows are held daily, ... More

NW8 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's NW8
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
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
The Girl Can't Help It
London > Shopping > Clothing
Alfies Antiques Market, 13-25 Church Street, NW8, London NW8
This is a veritable treasure trove of sumptuous, genuine, vintage clothing put together by Sparkle Moore and Cad van Swankster and housed on the ground floor ... More

NW8 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near NW8 London?
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
3 Circus Road, St John's Wood, NW8, London NW8
Cafes ... More
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
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.
The Clifton
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
96 Clifton Hill, St John's Wood, NW8, London NW8
Ben and Ed Robson take The Clifton, an historic tavern in St John's Wood where King Edward VII used to take his mistress Lillie Langtry for ... More
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
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
The Arches
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
2 Fairhazel Gardens, NW8, London NW6
Wine Bar ... More

NW8 Leisure

NW8 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Grays Health and Fitness
London > Leisure > Fitness
St. John's Wood High Street, NW8, London NW8
Exclusive personal training gym... More
Kailash Centre of Oriental Medicine
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
7 Newcourt Street, NW8, London NW8
Health Clinic ... More
The Circle Health Club
London > Leisure > Fitness
41 Mackennal Street, NW8, London NW8
Fitness Club ... More

NW8 Education

in or near NW8
Westminster Student and Careers Services
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
One-Stop Services, 91-93 Church Street, NW8, London NW8
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St John's Wood School of English
London > Education > English Language Courses
126 Boundary Road, NW8, London NW8
Under 200 per week. Maximum class size 8.... More
Sylvia Young Theatre School
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Rossmore Road, NW8, London NW1
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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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