If you’re looking for activities to keep the kids entertained over the last few weeks of the holidays, there are plenty of fun things to do in St Johns Wood. From a visit to watch the cricket at Lords, to arts and crafts at the coolest local hangouts, there’s something for everyone. Here are 5 places we will be visiting:
Visit The Home of Cricket
Each year hundreds of thousands of spectators from all over the world flock Lords to watch the cricket at the iconic grounds. Go online to book a ticket and make a day of it. On match days there are plenty of activities to spectate or get involved in. In the morning you can take a peek into the players morning training sessions, where you’ll be able to see the team go through their warm-up routines and net practices ahead of the day’s play. Or even head over to the Media Centre and you may be lucky enough to get a quick selfie or autograph of your favorite player – a dream come true for any budding cricketers. There are also plenty of options for food or visitors are welcomed to bring their own picnics which you can enjoy at one of the picnic locations.
Top Tip: To experience a ‘picnic’ like no other, why not pre-order the delicious Made In Oldstead picnic hampers, created by Michelin-starred chef Tommy Banks exclusively for Lord’s. Michelin-inspired treats for all-day feasting!
Wholesome Family Fare at B_Together
Just a 5 minute walk from St Johns Wood Tube stop, B_Together is a local hangout all families are shouting about. A multi floor high street haven packed with hours of fun. You can play, work, create, eat and relax – they will take care of the rest! If you’re done with fending for yourselves, it’s time to B_Together! Every day is packed with a plethora of classes all designed to inspire creativity, as well as the most awesome creative camps for children. You can even try one of their fabulous cocktails from the bar – ‘Tommy’s Margarita’ is a must. Guaranteed to keep the kids busy and the parents happy!
Explore The Canals
With the weather looking great for the next few weeks, why not explore London by canal. Starting at Little Venice, Regents Canal passes by parks, London Zoo, Camden Market, Victorian warehouses and ends in Docklands. It makes for a beautiful walk or keep the kids entertained by hopping on a narrowboat or paddling via kayak.
Strike A Pose At The Abbey Road Crossing
Abbey Road Studios is considered one of the most famous recording studios in the world and instantly recognisable for its Zebra crossing outside which was the subject of The Beatles Abbey Road album cover. When you’re passing, have a go at recreating the famous image and check the footage later on their official website!
You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream!
Located on St Johns Wood High Street, Unico Gelato serves 100% handcrafted Italian gelato, freshly made every day without adding any preservatives, colorants or artificial flavours. Of course the summer holidays are not complete without ice cream – or gelato in this case. Pop by for a truly scrumptious treat to keep the kids sweet. They even have vegan options to choose from.