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St John's Wood Area Guide

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St John’s Wood is one of the city’s most upmarket residential location in the heart of London, with elegant villa style housing and an attractive high street filled with boutiques. The neighborhood also has a strong multicultural presence.

Where is St John’s Wood?

St John's Wood is a district of northwest London, in the City of Westminster, and on the northwest side of Regent's Park. The places near St John’s Wood are Belsize Park (Northeast), Hampstead (North), Lisson Grove (South), Marylebone (South), Primrose Hill (East) and Regent’s Park (North). The nearest London Underground stations are St. John's Wood, Swiss Cottage—on the Jubilee line; Maida Vale, Marylebone Station and Warwick Avenue—on the Bakerloo line; and Baker Street on Bakerloo line, Jubilee line, Hammersmith & City line, Metropolitan line and Circle line. The nearest London Overground station is South Hampstead.

St Johns Wood Past-Present

St. John’s Wood was once part of the Great Forest of Middlesex. After the Reformation and the Dissolution of monastic orders, St John’s Wood became Crown land, and Henry VIII established Royal Hunting Grounds in what became known as Marylebone Park next to St John’s Wood. The area stayed in agricultural use until the end of the eighteenth century, when plans for residential development first appeared. The first London suburbs that was developed was a unique pattern of development and mainly planned with a large amount of low density, semi-detached villas, abandoning the familiar terraced house.
Now St John’s Wood is known for its elegant villa style housing, beautiful views. It is now largely home to families, celebrities and professionals. The area also houses a significant American ex-pat community due to its proximity to the American School in London

Architecture
 
St John’s Wood has a huge variety of properties available, that might suit your needs, like stylish, low-built villas and mansions with large gardens, apartment complexes with communal leisure facilities, bespoke, contemporary luxury houses, or un-modernised properties with huge development potential.

Culture

St John’s Wood is filled with a lot of adventure and culture that attracts thousands of tourists. You can climb the steep slopes of Primrose Hill and admire the panorama. The high street has retained a vibrant district shopping centre and is home to a variety of fine restaurants, cafes and trendy boutiques.

Living in St John’s Wood

Deciding to move to St John’s Wood will give you the chance to live in a peaceful and attractive place with beautiful views in the heart of London where you will see many famous faces and a lot of culture.  

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