Probably the most famous street in St John’s Wood is Abbey Road, as depicted in The Beatles’ 1969 iconic album cover. The area, in the heart of London, is bordered by cyclists’ and walkers’ paradise – Regent’s Canal and Little Venice to the south, Maida Vale to the west, Boundary Road to the north (once home to The Saatchi Gallery) and Primrose Hill Park to the east.
Elegant villas, sweeping boulevards and mansion blocks typify the very essence of St John’s Wood, and at its core, the high street buzzes with an eclectic collection of restaurants, boutiques, delis and bars. The latest to open there is The Ivy Café, St John’s Wood at number 120. There is a true villagey feel to St John’s Wood, which is a short tube or bus ride into the centre of London’s West End. And, if you’re looking for something to do in the neighbourhood and its adjoining areas, there’s a whole host of local attractions including The Cockpit theatre, Every Man cinema in Baker Street and Maida Vale, the Sherlock Holmes museum, Madame Tussauds, ZSL London Zoo and Lord’s.