Area Guide to St John's Wood

Area Guide to St John's Wood

Our area guide to St John's Wood gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out. Postcodes covered by this area guide include NW8

St John's Wood Area Overview

St John's Wood is a leafy suburb of London. Home to the rich and famous it is an area dominated by its residential housing.

St John's Wood Property Types & Architecture

As one of the first area of London to develop low density villa-style housing, much of the architcture of St John's Wood is interesting, if not eccentric. Amongst this there are still areas of Georgian and Victorian terraced housing.

St John's Wood Shopping & Entertainment

There is a leisure centre on Adelaide Road with a climbing wall. St John's Wood is also home to Lord's cricket ground. You will find many boutique shops, especially towards Primrose Hill to the west.

St John's Wood Transport

St John's Wood tube station is in zone 2 on the Jubliee Line. South Hampstead is the nearest rail station.

St John's Wood Parks & Commons

It is only a short trip to Regent's Park from St John's wood. There are a number of small recreational grounds in the local area.

St John's Wood Who lives here?

One of the wealthier districts of London, its residents are predominantly well-off professionals. It is also home to many celebrities such as Paul McCartney, Ewan McGregor, and Kate Moss.

Guide to St John's Wood transport links:


  • South Hampstead (London Overground)


  • St Johns Wood (Jubilee Line) (Zone 2)

St John's Wood Local Authorities:

St John's Wood is is represented by Camden Council, Westminster Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.

Council responsibilities

The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.

St John's Wood Council Tax Rates:

Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 2 councils covering the St John's Wood area.

Council tax rates for each Local Authority

Council A B C D E F G H
Camden £888 £1,035 £1,183 £1,331 £1,627 £1,923 £2,219 £2,663
Westminster £458 £535 £611 £688 £840 £993 £1,146 £1,375
English Averages £761 £888 £1,015 £1,142 £1,396 £1,650 £1,904 £2,285
How much will I have to pay?

Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.

Reductions in council tax:
- the reduction scheme for disabled people
- discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- council tax benefit and second adult rebate

Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs

Schools in St John's Wood & Year 2006 Exam Results

Schools in St John's Wood fall under the Westminster Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in St John's Wood by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.

Local schools within St John's Wood:

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