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Knightsbridge Estate Area Guide to St. John's Wood, SW8

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Knightsbridge Prime Property area guide to St John’s Wood, North London. St John’s Wood's leading estate agent for lettings and sales properties. New Developments, Luxury Apartments, Luxury Properties for sale and rent in St John’s Wood.

St Johns Wood luxury properties for sale and to let, by the Knightsbridge Prime Property local expert team. 

St John’s Wood lies between Zone 1 and 2 and is noted as the first London garden suburb just outside of Prime Central London. St John’s Wood is a wealthy district famously known for Lord’s Cricket Ground amongst cricket fans. It is well positioned for the green community space in Regent’s Park with Regent’s Park open air theatre, and Primrose Hill where lovers of the city can enjoy spectacular Central London views. The Abbey Road zebra crossing made world famous by The Beatles is a must-see London tourist attraction. 

Schools and Education 


Abercorn School

Saint Christians School

St Johns Wood Pre Prep


Harris Academy St Johns Wood

The American School London 

Arnold House School

Shopping in St John’s Wood

St Johns Wood High Street is unique in the fact that it has maintained a strong village ambience whilst offering restaurants, designer boutiques and independent retailers,- including Shush London, London’s top pre-loved luxury store since 1988. 

Eating out and drinking in St Johns Wood

St John’s wood offers stylish dining from morning till night. Panzer’s Deli established in 1944 is located a short stroll away from the High Street and stocks a range of global products from Italian cured meats to Manuka honey derived from hives in New Zealand. Not to mention an excellent selection of baked goods in the coffee bar inside. The Ivy, a delectable all-day British fine dining option can be found in the heart of St John’s Wood and offers impeccable service and levels of sophistication. If you find yourself at Lord’s Cricket, make sure to visit the on-site Lord’s Tavern Pub - whatever the result may be!

Property in St John’s Wood

The affluent, family-friendly, peaceful neighbourhood of St John’s Wood consists of Italianate low-built villas and most notably Georgian and Victorian Gothic Mansions. With the most expensive house in St John’s Wood located on Avenue road, Hamilton Terrace is also home to grand detached houses and mansion blocks. Many properties in St John’s Wood are protected by English Heritage whilst architects make room for new luxury developments that guarantee the 5-star lifestyle.  The latest luxury development in St John’s Wood is One St John’s Wood overlooking Lord’s Cricket Ground and comprising 112 apartments with prices starting at £1.265,000 for a studio. 

Fact: Current/ex-residents of St John’s Wood include model Kate Moss, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones and Sir Paul McCartney from The Beatles.

Brief History of St John’s Wood

In the Middle Ages, St John's Wood was actually a wood, getting its name from who owned the land, the Knights Hospitaller of St John of Jerusalem. St John’s Wood ownership passed through many hands until the 19th century whereby the Eyre family transformed the area into the first garden suburb in London. St John’s Wood Synagogue, established in 1876 as the first new community under United Synagogue aegis is closely located near the station.

Now, the St John's Wood Society founded in 1963 aims to encourage high architectural standards and town planning - aiming to retain public interest for St John’s Wood's beauty, history and character.