- Transport links
- Schools and services
- Restaurants, bars and pubs
Introduction to St Johns Wood
Historically, St Johns Wood has always been home to some of the more influential and affluent residents of Greater London. And this is very much still the situation with modern St Johns Wood.
Located alongside Regents Park, this is a very open area, that is typically comprised of detached villa style properties, located on broad, tree-lined avenues.
This is very much a village style vibe right in the Center of London.
Little Venice with its stunning landscaped gardens and pleasant riverside walks is the constant backdrop of life in St Johns Wood.
Life here is more rural than urban, yet the City of London is still reachable on foot and is only two tube stops away by public transport. So it comes as no surprise that this upmarket area of London has some of the most expensive property prices in London.
St Johns Wood has a good mix of excellent shopping, great restaurants, and trendy bars. All in all, a perfect place for young professionals who want to live close to the city.
Abbey Road studios are located in St Johns Wood, and the area’s largest claim to fame Is that it is the home of the world-famous Lord’s Cricket Ground.
St Johns Wood might be a little pricey, but for those who can afford to live in the area, it has so much to offer. And being located so close to the very heart of London, local residents have easy access to every other attraction and activity that London has to offer.
St Johns Wood House Prices
In the last year, most of the residential property that changed hands was either and apartment or flat. The average price for an apartment in the area was a little under £1,100,000. Terraced properties were sold on average for £2,800,00 and semi-detached properties on average sold for just over £4,000,000.
Transport links in St Johns Wood
Overland rail services are provided by both Marylebone and Paddington stations, both of which are just a brisk walk from St Johns Wood. St Johns Wood London Underground Station sits on the Jubilee Line and is in Zone 2.
A number of us services run through St Johns Wood, connecting the City of London and also out to other areas such as Aldwych and Farringdon. Additionally, there are two night bus services that operate within the area.
Schools in St Johns Wood & public services
There are a number of primary and secondary schools available to residents of St Johns Wood. As well as many more schools just a short bus or tube ride away.
Two of the state-run secondary schools are very well regarded, and these are St John’s Wood Pre-Prep and Francis Holland.
There are also a number of private schools in the area, as well as specialist schools such as Lycée, offering alternative educational styles.
The ST Johns Wood Library is open 6 days a week and offers full library lending services. It also runs two book clubs each month.
Restaurants and Bars in St Johns Wood
Whilst St Johns Wood may not be as widely renowned for its entertainment and nightlife as many other areas of London, this does not mean that it doesn’t have some great entertainment options.
Bars/Pubs: From trendy bars to traditional English pubs, St Johns Wood has a little of everything. The Duke of York is a rather upmarket take on the traditional pub, and it is also well known for its excellent food. And of course, the West End is just a short walk away, with all of the bars and pubs it has to offer.
Restaurants: For something a little different, Sahara specializes in vegetarian focused Lebanese food. One of the top Lebanese restaurants in London and full most evenings. The Rotisserie on Allitsen Road is also notable, this is an eclectic eatery with a varied menu, and a great laid back atmosphere. Oslo Court on Charlbert Street and Richoux on Circus Road are also worthy of note. Located in Little Venice is St Johns Wood’s own winery and wine shop. This venue holds a regular wine tasting event that is open to locals and visitors to the area alike. Overall, St Johns Wood has sufficient entertainment options, but it lacks the diversity of other areas.