St John's Wood
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St John's Wood shown within the United Kingdom
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St John's Wood is a destrict o north-wast Lunnon, Ingland, in the Ceety o Wastmeenster, an at the north-wast end o Regent's Park. It is approximately 2.5 miles north-wast o Charing Cross. Ance pairt o the Great Middlesex Forest, it wis later awned bi the Knights of St John of Jerusalem. It is hame tae some o the maist expensive properties in the warld.
St John's Wood wis developed frae the early 19t century onwards. It wis ane o the first Lunnon suburbs tae be developed wi a lairge amoont o law density "villa" hoosin, as opposed tae the terraced hoosin which wis the norm in Lunnon up tae the 19t century, even in expensive destricts. Pairts o St John's Wood hae been rebuilt at a heicher density, but it remains a heichlie desirable residential destrict.
St John's Wood is the location o Lord's Cricket Ground, hame o Middlesex County Cricket Club an the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), an oreeginal heidquarters o the sport. It is an aw famous for Abbey Road Studios an the street Abbey Road, whaur The Beatles recordit, notably the Abbey Road album, the cover o which features the baund crossin the road. Paul McCartney haes awned a property in the aurie syne the 1960s alang wi mony ither famous muisic an film starns.
The King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery haes a barracks in St. John's Wood an regularly exercises their horses bi paradin them through the streets o St. John's Wood.
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Transport an locale[edit | edit source]
- Nearest places
- Belsize Park tae the north-east
- Hampstead tae the north
- Kilburn tae the north-wast
- Lisson Grove tae the sooth
- Maida Vale tae the sooth-west
- Marylebone tae the sooth
- Primrose Hill tae the east
- Regents Park tae the sooth
- Swiss Cottage tae the north
The nearest London Underground stations are St John's Wood, Swiss Cottage — on the Jubilee Line; Maida Vale, Marylebone Station an Warwick Avenue — on the Bakerloo Line; and Baker Street on Bakerloo Line, Jubilee Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line and Circle Line.
References[edit | edit source]
- The St. John's Wood Society. St John’s Wood History. (Retrieved 24 January 2011)
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Freemit airtins[edit | edit source]
- Map o St John's Wood an the surroondin destricts
- YourLocal London - St John's Wood (Community Wabsteid)