Local Knowledge & Advice

Laurence Leigh Residential have been based in St Johns Wood for over 13 years. Through our consistent property work over this time, we are able to offer tips and knowledge into the areas we service, including St John’s Wood, Primrose Hill, Hampstead, Maida Vale, Little Venice and Regents Park. We are able to offer a guide to your new neighbourhood, with tips on local amenities such as shops and restaurants, as well as transport links and London must-haves.

A grand and tranquil village in the heart of London, St John’s Wood and its surrounding areas are some of the city’s most upmarket residential locations. With elegant villa style housing that sweeps along the side of Regent’s Park, and an attractive high street filled with boutiques, it’s a neighbourhood professionals flock to.


There are a number of ways to get around London depending on preference and time limits. There are tube stations usually within 10 minute walk of properties in the St Johns Wood, Maida  Vale,Hampstead and  Regents Park areas.  Alternatively, download the Uber app for taxis around the city or take London buses that service routes around London. Travel times from St Johns Wood and surrounding areas to central London are around 15-20 minutes. 


Rather than busy shopping streets that are a common staple of Central London, St Johns Wood, Maida Vale, Hampstead, Primrose Hill and surrounding areas have high streets with cafe, niche restaurants and local supermarkets.  For a nice evening dinner spot, try Maison Blanc or L’Aventure – a renowned French restaurant that never disappoints.

Useful Tips:

To help speed up travel, get hold of an Oyster card that makes journeys cheaper. It is also worth downloading the Tube Map app for your phone to help navigate around the multiple different tube lines that go around  London. The Home of Cricket, Lord’s, is also based in St John’s Wood and can be a great summers day out with friends or family.

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