What’s to do in St John’s Wood

Find the best of London’s, St John’s Wood with our ultimate list of things to do!

Culture & Attractions

Keep the whole family entertained in St John’s Wood. Discover a selection of Museums, Art Galleries, Visitor attractions and Landmarks.

1. Take a Trip to the Park

regents park london

St John’s Wood has three beautiful park all in close proximity to the High Street. Primrose Hill known for it’s spectacular views of central London and on a summers day hang out for the young, trendy and famous. Regents Park is the largest outdoor sports area in central London, it also boasts beautiful gardens well worth a visit. St John’s Wood Church Grounds include a recently refurbished playground, formal gardens, and a wildlife area with interpretation signage. The generous size of this site provides visitors with a choice of spaces to spend time in. See a 360 degree view here.

2. The Home of Cricket


St John’s Wood is lucky enough to have the home of cricket on it’s door step. Lord’s Cricket Ground not only holds around 500 cricket matches a year, but is also has The MCC Museum and Lord’s Shop. A fantastic tours of Lord’s ‘The Home of Cricket’ are available to purchase here.

3. ZSL London Zoo


Set in leafy Regent’s Park amid iconic architecture and beautiful gardens, London Zoo is an oasis in the heart of the city. With over 760 animal species, exciting and innovative new exhibits and heritage-listed building almost as famous as their inhabitants, a visit to London Zoo is a great day out. Come and see animals in a different light at Rainforest Life, enter the African Forest at Gorilla Kingdom or hit the beach at England’s largest penguin pool; Penguin Beach. New for 2013 is Tiger Territory. Be immersed in an unforgettable sensory experience as you go deep into the tiger’s territory for close-up encounters with these magnificent creatures.

Restaurants & Bars

From Harry Morgans to Cafe Rouge St John’s Wood has some of the best Restaurants and Bars around.

1. Breakfast in Style

Gail's muffin bacon egg

Looking for Coffee and Pastries in a Cafe? Why not try Starbucks, The Bread Shop, Maison Blanc or Gail’s Bakery. Sunday Brunch? Cafe Rouge and Richoux have a great selection of both light snacks or big breakfasts. Fancy a mouthwatering fry up? Try the world Famous Gammon Rasher this greasy spoon has been a land mark for many years and opens at 6am! Don’t miss out on the most important meal of the day and head down to St John’s Wood High Street today!

2. Enjoy a Coffee from one of St John’s Wood’s Cafe’s


Over the last few years St John’s Wood has seen an explosion of Coffee Culture with Cafe’s popping up all over.  The Bread Shop, Gail’s, Gelato Mio, Starbucks and Soon to open Prêt à Manger, are just a few that will all serve you a great coffee. So why not relax, read the papers or even surf the web and enjoy the village atmosphere that St John’s Wood offers.

3. Grab a Pint in one of St John’s Wood’s Pubs


Looking for the perfect pint in St John’s Wood? Their is a great selection of Traditional Pubs, Wine Bars & trendy Hang Out’s. The Duke of York is St John’s Wood’s most prominent Gastro Pub great for a drink after work! Alternatively you could try The Star, The New Inn or The Ordinance.

4. Try Dining in St John’s Wood


Home to the world famous Harry Morgans Salt Beef Sandwich, St John’s Wood hosts a wide variety of different food from Steakhouses at The Rotisserie Italian at Carluccio’s or Tino’s. Alternatively why not try some Japanese at Mori or some authentic Turkish food at newly refurbished Fora. you could treat yourself to a special meal or celebrate at Oslo Court one of the best restaurants in London.


St John’s Wood has a great mix of both independents boutiques and well known high street names. Check out this hand picked list of the best!

1. St John’s Wood’s Best Boutiques

Square One St John's Wood

St John’s Wood is well known for it’s boutique stores. Long established fashion stores such as Square One, Joseph, Larizia, Tiddlywinks and Igloo. As well as its larger retailers such as Kooples or Gap kids.

2. Give Her some Flowers


Flowers are a girls best friend! It’s good to know St John’s Wood has a whole host of florists to choose from. From St John’s Wood Flowers outside St John’s Wood Libary which has been serving customers for over 80 years to the more exclusive florists such as Dansk FlowersMelissa Riva Flowers or Drake Algar.

3. Fresh & Tasty Produce


Fresh local produce is a speciality for St John’s Wood with Panzers, selling foods from around the world delivered daily. Family run Kent & Son’s Butchers sells some of the finest meat sourced from the highest quality farms in the UK. Not forgetting Brown’s award winning Fish Mongers. If you want freshness and variety they will deliver it straight to your door.