Property available in St John’s Wood
St John’s Wood has a diverse range of properties available, whether you are looking for stylish, low-built villas and mansions with large gardens, apartment complexes with communal leisure facilities, bespoke, contemporary luxury houses, or un-modernised properties with huge development potential; Knight Frank can find the property that's right for you.
St. John’s Wood was once part of the Great Forest of Middlesex, its name derived from its mediaeval owners, the Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem. 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, to the north of which lay St John’s Wood.
The area remained in agricultural use until the end of the eighteenth century, when plans for residential development first appeared. Building began in 1809 in Alpha Road, on the southern boundary of St John’s Wood. One of the first London suburbs to be developed, it was a unique pattern of development and mainly planned with a large amount of low density, semi-detached villas, abandoning the familiar terraced house.
Although many of the original houses and gardens disappeared during the twentieth century, through bomb damage and the building of new roads, railways and schools, much of the original character of the area remains.
In the 1960s, most of St John’s Wood was designated a Conservation Area and its houses listed by English Heritage. It remains a highly desirable residential location, and one of the most expensive areas of London.
Getting to St John’s Wood
- A40 – Access to the M4 for the West
- A41 – Access to the M1 for the North
- Marylebone Railway Station: London to Aylesbury line with routes to High Wycombe, Aylesbury, Bicester, Banbury, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Stratford-Upon- Avon, Birmingham (Snow Hill) and Kidderminster
- St John's Wood Underground (Jubilee Line, Zone 2)
- Swiss Cottage Underground (Jubilee Line, Zone 2)
- Heathrow Airport – 15 miles
- Gatwick Airport - 30 miles