Location Guide to St John’s Wood

The area is situated on the borders of Hampstead in the North and Regents Park to the south and Maida Vale to the west.  St John’s Wood is considered to be London’s “first suburb” being just 1.5 miles from Central London and bears the NW8 postcode . Developed in earnest in the 1840’s the area is characterised by its detached villas as opposed to the Victorian terraces that were typical of the time. St John’s Wood is an area that has detached homes with driveways, leafy streets  and sizeable gardens closest to the City and has joined London’s elite in the top ten places to live alongside the traditional prime areas of Kensington , Mayfair and Knightsbridge.

The area attracts- a mix of successful professionals form the banking and finance sector, families and celebrities. The area has been put on the tourist map owing to Beatles fame with the image of the group on the pedestrian crossing outside Abbey Road studios.

 

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Area Guide

Ideal for: Beatles fans, high income professionals and families, car owners in need of their own parking space, celebrities, people of the Jewish and Muslim faiths (for the area’s religious buildings).

Public transport connections: St John’s Wood (Jubilee)

Typical rent amounts (per week):

Studio flat: £250
One-bed flat: £375-£800
Two-bed flat: £500-£1,800
Two-bed house: £850-£3,000
Three-bed house: £900-£4,000
Four-bed house: £1,500-£4,000
Five-bed house: £2,500-£10,000

More about the area:

The two main attractions of St John’s Wood are its proximity to central London and the relatively wide range of properties to suit a variety of budgets. It has a mix of properties from flats to detached houses, is just two stops from Bond Street on the Jubilee line and boasts one of the UK’s lowest council tax rates.

One of the area’s most desirable streets is Abbey Road, made famous worldwide by that iconic Beatles album cover. Wellington Road runs more or less down the middle of the postcode, with Lord’s Cricket Ground at the south end.

You’ll find that St John’s Road has a laidback atmosphere and a café culture similar to Italy’s. A stroll around the shops is as relaxed as taking a walk through the Church Gardens or Paddington Recreation Ground. It’s also a very multicultural neighborhood, boasting an American School, a mosque and a synagogue.

Many people who move to the area stick around, but the rental market is still strong thanks to a number of new builds and redevelopments.

We regularly have properties to let on and around:

  • Grove End Road
  • Loudon Road
  • Acacia Road
  • Abbey Road
  • Wellington Road
  • Hamilton Terrace
  • Marlborough Place
  • Clifton Hill

At a glance

Staying power – very good ,once people move in , they tend to stay for lengthy periods owing to its moneyed and established image. There is an even mix of rented an owner occupied property in the area . The St John’s Wood Synagogue in Grove End Road, and the Regent’s Park Mosque and the American School in Loudon Road make this a truly international and multi-faith neighborhood. For those interested in sport, St Johns’ Wood is also home to Lords Cricket Ground.

What is there to rent ? the area is peppered with  numerous  developments that vary in size, style and quality with prices to suit most budgets from period mansion blocks and converted flats  to modern day contemporary apartments.

Lifestyle & Recreation

Best streets and what’s new? – to the east of the area bordering Primrose Hill, which is also closest to the High Street and Regents Park.  East of Wellington Road, the best roads are Avenue Road, Acacia Road, Queen’s Grove and Norfolk Road. West of Wellington Road they are Hamilton Terrace, Marlborough Place, Carlton Hill and Clifton Hill. The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, the Queen’s main ceremonial troop, is moving from its historic barracks in Ordnance Hill, and the five-acre site is being redeveloped by the Eyre Estate. Planning permission was granted late last year for 133 new homes that will be mostly flats though there will be eight semi-detached villas and seven terrace houses. The stables will be turned into a leisure centre.

 Shopping  –  The shops in St John’s Wood High Street and Circus Road are chic but the atmosphere is relaxed, with the well-dressed inhabitants out window shopping or nibbling a salad in the sun at one of the many cafés. Panzer’s on Circus Road is a long-standing supermarket with an outstanding fruit and vegetable stall and in the high street there are up market chains such as Whistles, Joseph and Comptoir des Cotonniers.There is a recently opened farmers’ market every Saturday morning in Bridgeman Street. There are more shops and restaurants at the junction of Abbey Road and Boundary Road

Transport & Lettings

Transport- St John’s Wood is in Zone 2 but it is only two stops on the Jubilee line from Bond Street

Local authority – Westminster – (conservative controlled)

Average rental prices in St Johns Wood NW8

  • Studio flat £250 per week
  • One-bedroom flat £375 to £800 a week
  • Two-bedroom flat £500 to £1,800 a week
  • Two-bedroom house £850 to £3,000 a week
  • Three-bedroom house £900 to £4,000 a week
  • Four-bedroom house £1,500 to £4,000 a week
  • Five-bedroom house £2,500 to £10,000 a week