St. John’s Wood is a sophisticated residential area in Westminster near Regent’s Park, Maida Vale & Primrose Hill. Once part of the Great Middlesex Forest the wood was later owned by the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem.
The postcode NW8 was ranked the fifth most expensive postcode in the UK by Forbes magazine in 2012 and is characterized by low-density villa housing, as opposed to the terraced housing which was standard in London up to the 19th century, even in expensive districts. Three world-famous sites are located in St John’s Wood – Lords Cricket Ground The spiritual home of Cricket & Abbey Road Studios with the iconic crossing. The Royal Horse Artillery has recently moved from St. John’s Wood & the land will be transformed into residential property.
Notable residents have included Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney; Rolling Stone, Keith Richards; Supermodel, Kate Moss, Sir Richard Branson, Sir John Major and 20th C artist Lucian Freud.
ST JOHN’S WOOD PROPERTY – A place of refinement, lovely villas, excellent mansion blocks & a very privileged air. There are wonderful apartments in the area that reach up towards West Hampstead & South Hampstead often with lovely communal gardens but really it’s the fabulous Regency villas & Victorian houses that are truly distinctive of this area. Roads such as Hamilton Terrace house some of the most impressive houses of their kind in the capital, no two exactly alike. Around the Abbey Road area are fabulous detached villas amid the apartment blocks. Every road in St John’s Wood seems to hide a collection of breathtaking, unique houses from various periods of British history.