St John's Wood was developed from the early 19th century, and was one of the first suburbs of London to feature an abundance of low-density villa housing along is tree-lined avenues, rather than terraced housing, which had been the norm for much of the rest of London. The famous Regency terraces and villas designed by John Nash and James Burton are amongst the city’s most desirable properties.
It is a neighbourhood that attracts intellectuals and celebrities, drawn to its relaxed and charming village feel, with a strong sense of community and a vibrant multicultural atmosphere, just moments from the bustle of the West End.
Arnold House School and Abercorn School are two very popular private primary schools. The American School (featured) is also located in St John’s Wood, attracting a large community of American families to the area.
There are many gastropubs and relaxed restaurants in the area. Harry Morgan, the famous New York-style café and deli, has been serving up favourites such as salt beef sandwiches and chicken soup since 1948.
Popular hotspots for nightlife include Lord's Tavern (featured), Duke of York and AMBAR.
Primrose Hill (featured) boasts incomparable views across London. Regent’s Park is a vast and beautiful open space and features world-famous London Zoo. The area is also home to Lord’s Cricket Ground.