St John's Wood

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St John's Wood
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OS grid referenceTQ265835
Ceremonial coontyGreater Lunnon
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounLONDON
Postcode destrictNW8
Diallin code020
EU PairlamentLondon
UK Pairlament
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51°32′10″N 0°10′30″W / 51.5361°N 0.1751°W / 51.5361; -0.1751Coordinates: 51°32′10″N 0°10′30″W / 51.5361°N 0.1751°W / 51.5361; -0.1751
St. John's Wood Heich Street

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 mile north-wast o Charing Cross. Ance pairt o the Great Middlesex Forest, it wis later awned bi the Knights of St John of Jerusalem.[1] 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,[2] 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 thair horse bi paradin them throu the streets o St. John's Wood.

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Nearest places

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; an Baker Street on Bakerloo Line, Jubilee Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line an Circle Line.

The nearest London Overground station is South Hampstead

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  1. The St. John's Wood Society. St John’s Wood History Archived 2011-08-28 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 24 January 2011)
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