St John's Wood

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St John's Wood
St John's Wood is located in Greater Lunnon
St John's Wood
St John's Wood
Location within Greater Lunnon
OS grid referenceTQ265835
Ceremonial coontyGreater Lunnon
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounLONDON
Postcode destrictNW8
Diallin code020
EU PairlamentLondon
UK Pairlament
Leet o places
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)
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named BH

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