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St John’s wood

St John’s wood

St John’s wood, where we have worked in that vicinity for over 20 years is one of London’s most famous and prestigious parts of town. A district in the City of Westminster, west London, lying about 2.5 miles (4 km) northwest of Charing Cross. Part of the ancient parish and Metropolitan Borough of Marylebone, it extends east to west from Regent’s Park to the Edgware Road, with the Swiss Cottage area of Hampstead lying to the north. Best known for Lord’s Cricket Ground, home of Marylebone Cricket Club, Middlesex CCC, and a regular international Test Cricket venue. It also includes the Abbey Road Studios, well known through its association with the Beatles. Once part of the Great Middlesex Forest, from 1238 it was, as St. Johns Wood Farm, a property of St John’s Priory, Clerkenwell (the Knights of St John of Jerusalem). This area was equivalent to what was then the north part of Marylebone. It is an affluent neighbourhood, with the area postcode (NW8) ranked by Forbes magazine as the fifth most expensive in London, based on average home prices in 2007. According to a 2014 survey, St John’s Wood tenants pay the highest average rent in London, at £1,889 per week.

 Abbey Road Studios are located in Abbey Road, where The Beatles recorded, notably the Abbey Road album, the cover of which features the band crossing the road. You can without doubt expect to fine groups of Beatle fans crossing the road having their picture taken.

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