Explore St John’s Wood – London’s Tranquil Hideaway

St John’s Wood is a tranquil haven that exudes class, grandeur and serenity located in the heart of London. If this sounds like a place you’d like to get lost in, here is your guide to St John’s Wood.

Activities

If you’re looking for places to visit around St John’s Wood, there are a few popular spots for you to enjoy. For a family day out, London Zoo in Regent’s Park is always a great place to take the kids and spend a few hours alongside the animals. In the summer months, Regent’s Park also hosts an open-air theatre – grab tickets online for the perfect genteel evening out.

Calling all cricket fans! St John’s Wood is also home to Lord’s Cricket Ground. Lords is considered the home of cricket and the ideal destination for lovers of the sport. Pop into the MCC Cricket Museum on the grounds and learn about the history of Britain’s much-loved sport.

If sports aren’t quite your thing, music-lovers can take a step back in time and head to Abbey Road. You can they the recording studio where The Beatles famously recorded and walk in the footsteps of their iconic Abbey Road picture.

Sometimes, sitting, enjoying a beverage of your choice and watching the people pass by can be a great way to explore a city. St John’s Wood offers a variety of pubs, bars and restaurants and just nearby, in Little Venice, is The Winery, one of London’s best independent wine shops. Pick up a bottle and head to Regent’s Park for a sundowner when the weather is nice.

Walks

Take a stroll and see London in all its glory, at the top of Primrose Hill; a perfect place to enjoy a picnic whilst taking in the London skyline. With 410 acres of space, Regent’s Park is also a great place to explore. If you enjoy viewing the beautiful architecture of churches, St John’s Wood church is a great place to visit and walk around its elegant green spaces.

Architecture

St John’s Wood was largely developed in the Victorian period and has the architecture to match. It has maintained its picturesque charm with its unique mix of Victorian Gothic-style buildings, Italian Villas and rustic country-style cottages (otherwise known as cottage ornés). Over the years, St John’s Wood has been the home of philosophers, artists, craftsmen and wealthy merchants. Together they helped create the village atmosphere still present today.

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