St Johns Wood Area Guide

UK Area Guides

St Johns Wood, North West London

Exceptional4.4

Living in St Johns Wood

St John's Wood is one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in London. With many notable landmarks (including the iconic Beatles street crossing), famous residents, and local amenities, this beautiful and cosmopolitan neighbourhood has something to offer everyone. Despite the small-town charm of friendly locals and independent shops, St John's Wood is centrally located, and impeccably well connected. Schools in this area are excellent, access to green and open space is convenient, and there are places of worship for many faiths. A home in this beautiful, leafy, conservation area would appeal to anyone.

Ratings

Exceptional4.4

Community

This area has friendly locals and many independent businesses, contributing to a sense of community despite the cosmopolitan setting. 

Safety

This is a very safe area to live in. The 2015/2015 crime rate in this area was significantly lower than for London overall, and the violence against the person rate was less than half the London rate. The Met police list this area as having average crime, with the nearest high crime hostpot being lcoated in Camden Town. 

Parking

Parking can sometimes be difficult and pricey in this area. The number of cars per household in this area is comparable to London overall. 

Nightlife

Though it has a secluded and peaceful environment, there is a very wide range of nightlife on offer in this area, from pubs, bars, and restaurants to theatre. Camden Town is nearby and easy to get to at all hours for some of the best nightlife in London, as is the West End. 

Family Friendly

This is an excellent part of London in which to raise a family. There isa large number of spacious, family homes in this area. The schools here are renowned for being excellent, and are a major draw for families. Some come for certain schools, like the American School. There is great access to open and green space in the form of Regent's Park, or the canals. There is a comparable number of children in this neighbourhood as in London overall.

Pet Friendly

Many of this tree-lined area's period homes are very spacious, and have large gardens. Regent's Park, as well as the canals, are nearby for green and open space. This would be a good place to own a dog. 

Transport

St John's Wood is very centrally located, in Zone 2. St John's Wood station is on the Jubilee Line. Maida Vale is on the Bakerloo Line. South Hampstead and Kilburn High Road are on the Overground. Marylebone and Paddington are nearby and easy to get to for more rail services. There are many bus services in the area, as well as night buses, and there are Santander cycles in the neighbourhood. It's possible to walk to Oxford Street.