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St. John's Wood Property Guide

  1. 1. St. John’s Wood Property The complete Guide to Buying or Renting in St. John’s Wood - Sandfords Estate Agents
  2. 2. St John’s Wood History St John's Wood is in the City of Westminster, to the northwest side of Regent's Park. It was once part of the Great Middlesex Forest and was later owned by the Knights of St John of Jerusalem, which gave the neighbourhood its name. St John's Wood's leafy backdrop paved the way for hunting in the area, spearheaded by Henry VIII. Today the postcode of NW8 is one of the most coveted in London. Development of the area started back in the 19th century and the master plan was to create a more upmarket neighbourhood. Low-density villa-style housing characterised the streets, as opposed to row upon row of terraced properties, which was the norm at that time in the capital. This more refined approach to house building quickly found favour with gentry and it has remained that way ever since. It is reputed that Forbes magazine once ranked St John's Wood as the fifth most expensive postcode in London, and it is not unusual for property for sale in St John's Wood to sell for in excess of £20 million.
  3. 3. Living in St. John’s Wood Many of London's most famous locations are accessible on foot from St John's Wood, although the neighbourhood does have its own Underground station on the Jubilee line, should residents wish to travel by public transport. The tube line gives direct access to Westminster, London Bridge, Canary Wharf and Stratford International. There is also good road access via the A40, for Heathrow and major motorway connections. However, St John's Wood residents don't have to leave NW8 to live the high life. St John's Wood High Street is a hive of retail and social activity, powered by independent shops, one-off boutiques and family businesses. Café, restaurants and bars jostle for space with clothes emporiums, florists and interiors specialists - there's even a local loyalty card encouraging support of NW8's shops.
  4. 4. Top Attractions in St. John’s Wood 1. Fantastic attractions on your doorstep - Regent's Park - with its open-air theatre - London Zoo, Lord's Cricket Ground and the Abbey Road Studios are all in or on the fringes of St John's Wood. 2. Fine examples of architecture - property for sale in St John's Wood gives people the chance to own a piece of architectural heritage. Look out for beautiful dwellings designed by architects John Nash and Decimus Burton. 3. Space and style - as well as the wide, tree-lined streets, many properties in St John's Wood boast larger-than-average gardens for London. This heady mix of space and style in a central location has proved a popular combination since the 19th century 4. Green and pleasant land - St John's Wood still retains an element of woodland charm, with some of London's most leafy and wide thoroughfares. The tree-lined streets are an unusual find in one of the world's most densely populated and over-developed cities. 5. Active preservation - the historical charm and leafy nature of St John's Wood are protected by the St John's Society. In addition, NW8 is a designated Conservation Area.
  5. 5. St. John’s Wood Property Profile Property for sale in St John's Wood is centred on the villastyle houses, with some of the world's most influential individuals clamouring to own one of the Regency dwellings in Chester Terrace and Cumberland Terrace. Properties designed by architects John Nash and Decimus Burton are traditionally the most sought-after. Flats for sale in St John's Wood are often carved from some of the larger mansion houses in the area, with period detailing, high ceilings and large windows giving them a luxury edge. Expect to find many properties listed by English Heritage as Grade I or II. Property in St John's Wood is bought by an eclectic mix of people, many from overseas who are brought to London on business, or those who seek out the area's of excellent fee-paying and international schools. Therefore family houses for sale in St John's Wood are always popular. There is also a strong rental demand in NW8, with flats to rent in St John's Wood snapped up in double-quick time.
  6. 6. What our Estate Agents love about St. John’s Wood •The choice of property - there is everything from riverside properties in the Little Venice area, sprawling mansions and cute mews addresses, to compact terraced properties, elegant townhouses and ultra-modern new build apartments. •The support for local businesses - St John's Wood High Street is flourishing and is wellsupported by the local community. The high-end chains and independent stores are very in tune with residents, and they seek to preserve the exclusive atmosphere •An oasis in the capital - St John's Wood continues to live up to its name, with an abundance of trees, large private gardens and close proximity to Regent's Park and Primrose Hill.
  7. 7. Buying or Renting Property in St. John’s Wood The historical character St John's Wood has been maintained since the 19th century, and the residents' passion to retain its period charm adds to NW8's desirability. Roads that command the highest prices include Avenue Road, Prince Albert Road, Park Road, Wellington Road, while houses to rent in Avenue Road, Hamilton Terrace, Queen's Grove, Hanover Terrace, Norfolk Road and Marlborough Place are always popular with high-calibre tenants. Sandfords St John's Wood estate agents are skilled at matching buyers and tenants with suitable properties, as they have an intimate working knowledge of the historical properties and of the housing microclimate in NW8.
  8. 8. Properties for Sale in St. John’s Wood Some of our top featured properties for Sale in St. John’s Wood: 6 bedroom flat for sale in Abbey Lodge, Park Road, St Johns Wood, London, NW8 2 bedroom flat for sale in Hamilton Terrace, St John's Wood, London, NW8 For an updated and complete list of properties for sale in St. John’s Wood, please visit www.
  9. 9. Properties to Rent in St. John’s Wood Some of our top featured properties to Rent in St. John’s Wood: 3 bedroom flat to rent in Boydell Court, St. Johns Wood Park, London, NW8 2 bedroom flat to rent in Scott Ellis Gardens, St Johns Wood, London, NW8 For an updated and complete list of properties to rent in St. John’s Wood, please visit www.
  10. 10. Contact Us For more information on properties available for sale or to rent in St. John’s Wood, don’t hesitate to contact or visit our Regent’s Park Estate Agents office. Sandfords Regent’s Park 6213-215 Gloucester Place London NW1 6BU +44 (0)20 7723 9988