St John’s Wood is one of London’s most renowned urban residential districts.
The High Street comprises a row of traditional stores with a very 21st century take on the art of dining out and culture of shopping.
St John’s Wood was once exactly that, acres of verdant woodland set just a few miles from the City of London, beneath the hills of Highgate and Hampstead. Regent’s Park preserves the picturesque landscape, while illustrious institutions like Lord’s Cricket Ground and the American School in London are key anchors, with the nearby neighbourhoods of Maida Vale and Little Venice offering some of London’s most exclusive real estate.
St John’s Wood has been shaped over five centuries by speculators and merchants, railways and royalty, transformed from dense forest into a grand urban village defined by majestic villas, broad streets and long views.