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Best things to do in St John's Wood, Greater London

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Canal
“Picturesque London neighborhood marked by its canal waterway and broad tree-lined streets, Little Venice was built between 1810 and 1870 and was the popular haunt of many artists, writers and scientists.”
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Recording Studio
“Want a taste of the swingin' 60's during your stay? Abbey Road Studios is a only few minutes away and is most notable as being the 1960s' venue for innovative recording techniques adopted by the Beatles (who recorded almost all of their albums and hits there between 1962 and 1970) as well as Pink Floyd, the Hollies, among others. Perfect day out for a tour with any Beatle loving friends or family!”
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Cricket Ground
“Easy to get to from us, just a short walk when you get to Marylebone station”
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Movie Theatre
“it's the best cinema in the country! great movies, great food, and fabulous seats, plush and comfortable,. like a private cinema”
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Canal
“Little Venice is a scenic part of London, known for its canals and moored boats. Much of the property in the area are terraced mansions and town houses. Little Venice has two waterways: the Grand Union Canal and the Regent's Canal, which meet in a large, picturesque pool, Browning's Pool (usually called by residents "Little Venice Lagoon" or "the Lagoon"), which forms the focus of the area”
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Pub
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“The Elgin offers fresh specialist coffees, tasty homemade food and an extensive range of quality wines and beers.”
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Restaurant
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“Sophisticated seafood served in an airy and light dining room with terrace overlooking the canal.”
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“Traditional british pub fare. Impressive decor with an open fire. Excellent 'Sunday Roast'.”
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Bakery
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“Great for brunch, lovely space with outside seating too (if the weather permits) They have a wonderful selection of pastries, a great deli selection and lots of options for a hot breakfast.”
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Restaurant
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“f this pub were in the centre of town, it would be included in every single tourist guide. If you're familiar with the exuberant gin palace interior of the Princess Louise in Holborn, then this is its even more flamboyant little brother. Ale fans will be relieved to find that, despite its appearance, this pub is not ran by the Sam Smiths chain who own so many of these grand old buildings. That means you'll find three or four ales on draught from the Young's range.”
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Zoo
“You must visit London Zoo. Also if you fancy going to safari park out of London go to Walborn Safari Park!”
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Garden Center
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“Established in 1851, this urban oasis is Clifton Nurseries - London’s oldest garden centre. Here you’ll find one of the capital’s finest plant collections. It also has a cute cafe.”
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Italian Restaurant
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“Lovely local Italian, pizza, pasta as well as meat / fish. ask for a table upstairs.”
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Pub
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“A beautiful architectural Pub in the heart of Little Venice, its a real treat to be inside. With separated bar areas left as they have been for over 100 years , its often used for filming. It hosts its own lovely restaurant next door. 15 mins walk away along the canal.”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“Long-running fish and chip institution, eat-in or takeaway, with large aquarium in the dining room.”
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Japanese Restaurant
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“Tiny Japanese outfit near Little Venice where lovely service helps offset the “cramped and uncomfortable” interior. There is better sushi in London, but the price, selection and relaxed style ensure this is a top pick.”
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