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St John’s Wood

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Underground station · St John's Wood · NW8 ·
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2019

St John’s Wood is an affluent district, north west of Regent’s Park.

St John’s Wood was once part of the Great Forest of Middlesex with the name deriving from its mediaeval owners, the Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (Knights Hospitallers), an Augustinian order. The order took over the land from the Knights Templar in 1323.

After the Reformation and the Dissolution of monastic orders, St John’s Wood became Crown land, and Henry VIII established Royal Hunting Grounds in what became known as Marylebone Park.

Until the end of the eighteenth century, the area was agricultural.

St John’s Wood was developed from the early 19th century onwards. It was one of the first London suburbs to be developed with a large amount of low density ’villa’ housing, as opposed to the terraced housing which was the norm in London up to the 19th century. Parts of St John’s Wood have been rebuilt at a higher density but it remains one of the most expensive areas of London.

St John’s Wood is the location of Lord’s Cricket Ground and for Abbey Road Studios where The Beatles recorded.

The Rolling Stones referenced St John’s Wood in their song Play With Fire. Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones lived on Carlton Hill, at the northern edge of St John’s Wood, in the 1960s.

St John’s Wood station was opened on 20 November 1939 on a new section of deep-level tunnel constructed between Baker Street and Finchley Road when the Metropolitan Line’s services on its Stanmore branch were transferred to the Bakerloo Line. It was transferred along with the rest of the Stanmore branch to the Jubilee Line when it opened in 1979. With the opening of St John’s Wood station, two nearby stations on the Metropolitan Line were closed. These were Lord’s (which had originally been opened in 1868 as St John’s Wood Road) and Marlborough Road.

The station building is located on the corner of Acacia Road and Finchley Road. The station is the nearest one to Lord’s Cricket Ground and Abbey Road Studios. For this reason Beatles memorabilia are sold at the station.

The platform design remains the same as when opened in 1939, and was designed by Harold Stabler.


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THE STREETS OF ST JOHN’S WOOD
Abbey Road, NW8 Abbey Road, after which the Beatles album was named, runs from St John's Wood to West Hampstead.
Abercorn Place, NW8 Abercorn Place is on the Harrow School Estate and is named after James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn, a governor of the school.
Abercorn Walk, NW8 Abercorn Walk is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Aberdeen Place, NW8 Aberdeen Place was built on the site of a farm once owned by John Lyon, who founded Harrow School in 1571.
Acacia Road, NW8 Acacia Road dates from the 1830s.
Alexandra Mews, NW8 Alexandra Mews existed between the 1850s and the 1960s.
Allitsen Road, NW8 Allitsen Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Alma Square, NW8 Alma Square is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Alpha Road, NW8 Alpha Road, named after the Greek letter, was the first street to be developed in this area in 1799.
Aquila Street, NW8 Aquila Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Ashbridge Street, NW8 Ashbridge Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Aubrey Place, NW8 Aubrey Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Avenue Close, NW8 Avenue Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Avenue Road, NW8 Avenue Road was an important road on the Eyre estate.
Barbara Brosnan Court, NW8 Barbara Brosnan Court is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Belgrave Gardens, NW8 Belgrave Gardens was originally the east side of Bolton Road.
Besant House, NW8 Besant House is named after local Sir Walter Besant who wrote extensively about London history.
Blenheim Terrace, NW8 Blenheim Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Bolton Road, NW8 What is now Bolton Road began life as Ordnance Terrace in 1858.
Boscobel Street, NW8 Boscobel Street is named after a nearby pub called the Royal Oak.
Boundary Road, NW8 Boundary Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Bridgeman Street, NW8 Bridgeman Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Broxwood Way, NW8 Broxwood Way is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Capland Street, NW8 Capland Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Carlton Hill, NW8 Carlton Hill is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Cavendish Avenue, NW8 Cavendish Avenue is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Charlbert Street, NW8 Charlbert Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Charles Lane, NW8 Charles Lane is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Church Street, NW8 Church Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Clarendon Terrace, W9 Clarendon Terrace is a street in Maida Vale.
Clifton Hill, NW8 Clifton Hill began as sections either side of Abbey Road - Clifton Road and Clifton Road East.
Coleridge Gardens, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Cropthorne Court, W9 Cropthorne Court is a road in the W9 postcode area
Eamont Street, NW8 Eamont Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Elm Tree Road, NW8 Elm Tree Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Finchley Road, NW8 Finchley Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Fisherton Street, NW8 Fisherton Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Gable Lodge Road, N1 A street within the NW8 postcode
Greenberry Street, NW8 Greenberry Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Grendon Street, NW8 Grendon Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Greville Place, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Greville Place, W9 Greville Place is a street in Maida Vale.
Grove End Road, NW8 Grove End Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Hall Road, NW8 Hall Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Hamilton Close, NW8 Hamilton Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Hamilton Gardens, NW8 Hamilton Gardens is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Hatton Street, NW8 This is a street in the NW8 postcode area
Henderson Drive, NW8 Henderson Drive is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Henstridge Place, NW8 Henstridge Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Hill Road, NW8 Hill Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Hillside Close, NW8 Hillside Close is a cul-de-sac off of Carlton Hill.
Holtham Road, NW8 Holtham Road disappeared when replaced by the Abbey Road Estate development.
Jerome Crescent, NW8 Jerome Crescent is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Langford Place, NW8 Langford Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Lisson Grove, NW8 Lisson Grove is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Loudoun Road, NW8 Loudoun Road, dating from the 1850s, was originally known as Bridge Road.
Luton Street, NW8 Luton Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Marlborough Hill, NW8 Marlborough Hill is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Marlborough Place, NW8 Marlborough Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Melina Place, NW8 Melina Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Middle Field, NW8 Middle Field is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Newcourt Street, NW8 Newcourt Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
North Bank, NW8 North Bank is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Northwick Close, NW8 Northwick Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Northwick Terrace, NW8 Northwick Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Paveley Street, NW8 Paveley Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Penfold Street, NW1 Penfold Street is a street in Camden Town.
Plympton Place, NW8 Plympton Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Queensmead, NW8 Queensmead is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Rodney Court, W9 Rodney Court is a street in Maida Vale.
Rowley Way, NW8 Rowley Way was named after Llewellyn Rowley, Camden’s Director of Housing.
Rudgwick Terrace, NW8 Rudgwick Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Saint John’s Wood High Street, NW8 This is a street in the NW8 postcode area
Saint John’s Wood Terrace, NW8 This is a street in the NW8 postcode area
Salisbury Street, NW8 Salisbury Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Scott Ellis Gardens, NW8 Scott Ellis Gardens is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Springfield Road, NW8 Springfield Road dates from the late 1850s.
St James’s Close, NW8 St James’s Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
St John’s Wood High Street, NW8 St John’s Wood High Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
St John’s Wood Road, NW8 St John’s Wood Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
St John’s Wood Terrace, NW8 St John’s Wood Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
St Stephen’s Close, NW8 St Stephen’s Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
St. John’s Hall Flats, NW8 St. John’s Hall Flats is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Swain Street, NW8 Swain Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Tatham Place, NW8 Tatham Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
The Lane, NW8 The Lane is a road in the NW8 postcode area
The Marlowes, NW8 The Marlowes is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Townshend Estate, NW8 Townshend Estate is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Townshend Road, NW8 Townshend Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Tresham Crescent, NW8 Tresham Crescent is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Vale Close, W9 Vale Close is a street in Maida Vale.
Violet Hill, NW8 This is a street in the NW8 postcode area
Wellington Place, NW8 Wellington Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Whitehaven Street, NW8 Whitehaven Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Woronzow Road, NW8 Woronzow Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area




LOCAL PHOTOS
Regent's Park
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Cedars
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West Hampstead Overgound
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West End Park, 1870s
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1830 map of Westbourne Park
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Estate map of West Emd
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West End Green
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