The area surrounding St Johns Wood began to be built on in the 19th century, when it gained the reputation as a haven for artists and writers that persists today.
St John’s Wood property is centred on the villa-style houses, with Regency dwellings in Chester Terrace, Cumberland Terrace and properties designed by architects John Nash and Decimus Burton traditionally being the most sought-after.
Flats in St John’s Wood are often carved from some of the larger mansion houses in the area, with period detailing, high ceilings and large windows giving them a luxury edge. Expect to find many properties listed by English Heritage as Grade I or II.
St John’s Wood High Street is a hive of retail and social activity, powered by independent shops, one-off boutiques and family businesses, all well supported by the local community.
While boasting great community spirit, St John’s Wood can easily be defined as an oasis of tranquility at the heart of London, with an abundance of trees, large private gardens and close proximity to Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill.
Many of London’s most famous locations are accessible on foot from St John’s Wood, although the neighbourhood does have its own Underground station on the Jubilee line, should residents wish to travel by public transport.