Make the most of your bank holiday weekend and head over to St John’s Wood. From a wholesome walk around Regent’s Park to a shopping spree along the high street, St John’s Wood has something for everyone. Take a look at this quick guide for the ultimate bank holiday weekend.
Visit London Zoo
Feel close to nature and visit the world’s oldest scientific zoo. Come face to face with lions and get close to the world’s tallest mammal with their giraffe viewing platform. Discover their wildlife and make memories to cherish in this oasis, situated in the heart of the city.
Explore the home of cricket
Located in the centre of St John’s Wood, The Lords Cricket Ground has become the world’s most famous cricket ground. Go ‘behind the scenes’ at the Home of Cricket with their guided tours. Experience some of the most iconic parts of the ground such as the Grade II* listed Victorian Pavilion, the Long Room and the Players’ Dressing Rooms. If you’re lucky enough, get your hands on some tickets to watch a match for yourself!
Have a stroll around Regent’s Park
Head over to Regent’s Park to walk through the elegant flowerbeds in the Avenue Gardens or hire a rowing boat on the boating lake. Then, take a stroll up Primrose Hill for the breathtaking views of London’s skyline. Only a short walk away from St John’s Wood High Street, it’s definitely worth a visit.
Strike a pose at the Abbey Road crossing
Abbey Road Studio is one of the world’s most renowned recording studios, recognisable for its zebra crossing outside, where The Beatles took their iconic album cover. Have a go at recreating the renowned photo to share with your friends and family.
Enjoy some ice cream at Unico Gelato
Head over to St John’s Wood High Street and try Unico Gelato’s 100% handcrafted Italian gelato, freshly made every day, without adding any preservatives, colourants or artificial flavours. From classic Italian flavours like pistachio and stracciatella to gourmet favourites such as Sicilian lemon zest, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. They even have vegan options!
Have a shopping spree
St John’s Wood is the perfect shopping destination in North West London. From independent boutiques to big high street names, St John’s Wood has it all. Walk down the high street and explore, Ba&sh, Zadig and Voltaire, Les 100 Ciels and our very own pre-loved luxury boutique, Shush London. Finish your shopping spree by visiting one of St John’s Wood eateries.
Drink and dine
St John’s Wood has a mix of restaurants, cafés and bars to dine at, morning and night. Start your day off with a coffee and pastry from Panzer’s Deli. Then head over to Orée Bakery to explore their tasty sandwiches and baguettes at lunch. Lastly, experience seasonal dishes cooked over an open flame at Cinder for your evening meal. Whether you are looking for an intimate 3-course meal or a quick bite, there is plenty to choose from.