Local area guide

Living in St John's Wood

Thinking about moving to St John's Wood? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to St John's Wood

Why St John's Wood is a good place to live

Living in St John's Wood offers a wonderful mix of charm and comfort. Picture leafy streets lined with elegant villa-style homes, all in the heart of London. The area provides a quiet, tranquil village atmosphere and is just two Tube stops away from Bond Street. Plus, the convenience extends beyond just transport, with a variety of shops, restaurants and amenities along the St John's Wood High Street. You'll never be bored in St John's Wood either, with Regent's Park, local art galleries and even the iconic Abbey Road Studios close by.

What's St John's Wood famous for?

St John's Wood is famous for some solid rock and roll history, especially as it's the home of Abbey Road Studios. Can you hear The Beatles echoing through the streets? This is where they recorded many of their albums, including the iconic 'Abbey Road' with its legendary zebra crossing cover. Cricket fans, on the other hand, will know St John's Wood for hosting the renowned Lord's Cricket Ground, widely considered as the 'home of cricket' worldwide.

Things to do in St John's Wood

St John's Wood is a trove of activities waiting to be discovered. From watching The Beatles fans recreate the Abbey Road album cover to spending an afternoon watching cricket at Lord's, you're unlikely to run out of things to do. Take a stroll down St John's Wood High Street to explore niche boutiques for shopping, or pop into Megan's for delicious salads and cakes. Enjoy a peaceful walk around Regent's Park or have lunch by the canal at The Waterway pub.

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Transport in St John's Wood

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in St John's Wood.

Local connections

St. John's Wood
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
Maida Vale
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
South Hampstead
National Rail
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
Warwick Avenue
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
London Marylebone
National Rail
0.8 miles / 1.3 km
Swiss Cottage
0.8 miles / 1.3 km

Schools in St John's Wood

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in St John's Wood.

Education in St John's Wood

Arnold House School
Ages: 3 - 13 years old
Barrow Hill Junior School
Ages: 7 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
The American School in London
Ages: 4 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2021)
Abercorn School
Ages: 2 - 16 years old
St John's Wood Pre-Preparatory School
Ages: 3 - 7 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2022)
Robinsfield Infant School
Ages: 3 - 7 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)

Local pubs in St John's Wood

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  • Duke of York

    London NW8

    The Duke of York, an historic public house, located in the heart of St John’s Wood, which combines amazing food, great wines and friendly service.

  • Lord's Tavern

    London NW8

    A fantastic traditional pub. Exceptional food and service with affordable prices. Well worth a repeat visit

  • Everyman

    Maida Vale, City of Westminster, W9

    Beautiful cinema with a bar, velvet sofas and food & drinks delivered to your seat.

  • Warrington Hotel

    London W9

    The Warrington pub and dining room is A beautiful grade 11 Listed building nestled in the heart of MAIDA VALE. Built in 1857.