Nestled aside from the iconic Regent’s Park, the neighbourhood is highly sophisticated and attracts celebrity, entrepreneurial and intellectual buyers. One of the most expensive areas in London, the property market offers exquisite homes with a sense of rural charm created by its detached villas style properties, which have been complemented in recent years with the addition of modern luxury portered blocks with private facilities, and contemporary apartments. Famous for its Ambassadorial homes situated on Avenue Road, and its iconic Abbey Road housing new exclusive contemporary apartments.
When local residents refer to St John’s Wood, they refer to the area as a hidden secret, even for those who live in London. The wide leafy streets and the infamous Abbey Road crossing are iconic but all-in-all most people do not know that much about this spectacular area.
Just a short walk from Regent’s Park, one of the most notorious green spaces in London. The 410 acres park is mainly open parkland with a wide range of facilities and amenities, including gardens; a lake with herons, waterfowl and a boating area; the largest outdoor sports centre in London and children’s playgrounds. St John’s Wood Church Grounds is a disused graveyard and the only Local Nature Reserve in the City of Westminster.
There are several public gardens, including Queen’s Mary’s Gardens, in which the Open Air Theatre is located. Nearby is the domed London Central Mosque, better known as Regent’s Park mosque, a highly visible landmark.
Take a ramble up to the top of Primrose Hill and absorb the breathtaking views over London. It’s one of the most popular stomping grounds for the London elite, so you will be hard pushed not to bump into a few celebrity faces.
This famous high street is well-known for its distinctly unique range of independent retail shops, restaurants, cafes and delicatessens. Whilst many other high streets across London are struggling to keep hold of their identity as they are being filled with generic brands, St John’s Wood High Street has a distinct individuality and has maintained its well-desiured village feel.
The majority of St Johns’s Wood residents use the array of independent boutiques on the high street, such as Tara Jarmon, Paulie, Joseph, Rixo, Ba&Sh, Bruno, Lords At Home and Rigby and Peller for the most classic and trendy clothing, homeware and accessories. For everyday essentials: boots, Space NK and Schuller Opticians. And, for a beauty treatment, there is Studio 66, Equipe and the ever-popular Face Gym.
In the heart of the residential area of SJW you will find an equally impressive array of shops on Blenheim Terrace, Boundary Road and Abbey Road.
St John’s Wood offers an eclectic mixture of trendy and casual restaurants that can be enjoyed by residents and tourists alike.
Near the central hub of St John’s Wood, you is can enjoy the Ivy Cafe, Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger, Drunch, and Maido Sushi where clients can enjoy a relaxed yet stylish all-day dining experience. Those looking for a more Mediterranean experience will not be disappointed by Fora, Sahara and Alamas restaurant. Then, there is Soutine, a Parisian Café-Restaurant that takes its inspiration from the great boulevard cafés.
The residential area of Abbey Road has an exceptional selection of independent eateries with The Clifton, Cafe Med, Plu, Morso and Fuel Cafe being some of the best.
Last but not least, there is the iconic Oslo Court, an institute rather than a restaurant, and the place where the menu remained the same for 30 years, serving French classics presented in an old school dining room.
Be a Londoner reports that the median age in Maida Vale is around 35. The median annual household income is around £46,324.
41 percent of people who live in St Johns Wood live alone, while 23 percent are households with dependant children, and only 3 percent of properties are second homes in the area.
The majority of residents live in the area between 3 to 10 years which is considerably higher than the average.
The majority of residents in St John’s Wood are in full-time employment and are qualified to degree level.
According to Zoopla, the average price for property in St John’s Wood stood at £1,297,137 in April 2021. This is a rise of 1.56% in the last three months (since January 2021) and a rise of 11.56% since 12 months ago. In terms of property types, flats in St John’s Wood sold for an average of £1,068,403 and terraced houses for £3,919,775.
The majority of the sales during the last year in St Johns Wood were from flats in both conversions and mansion blocks with an average selling price of £989,511. Terraced homes had an average selling price of £4,410,361, whilst semi-detached properties sold for £3,722,500 on average and detached properties reached an average of £7,389,986.
London’s most expensive street in 2020 was Avenue Road in St John’s Wood. The average house price on the grand, leafy street was an astonishing £30.5 million, or 124 times the average UK house price.
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