No wonder property to rent in St John's Wood gets snapped up so quickly. Its leafy charm, period properties and Conservation Area status make it a standout location, say St John's Wood estate agent Sandfords.
St John's Wood carries with it some incredible kudos and there is fierce competition for property to rent in NW8. As an estate agent in St John's Wood, Sandfords are well placed to comment on the rental marketplace. Director of the agency, Andrew Ellinas, says that high-profile tenants looking for a tried-and-tested neighbourhood often turn to St John's Wood: "The NW8 postcode is one of our most requested. People choose to rent for all types of reasons but at the top end of the market, tenants are not frightened of spending money to secure the right property."
Like many areas in North West London, St John's Wood is characterised by buildings from England's most elegant of development periods. Many of the residential houses to rent in St John's Wood are listed by English Heritage, and Regency dwellings are among the most popular with home movers - with some shining examples of architect John Nash's white-stucco fronted work. Sandfords often holds waiting lists for flats to rent in Prince Albert Road, Park Road and Wellington Road, while houses to rent in Avenue Road, Hamilton Terrace, Queen's Grove, Hanover Terrace, Norfolk Road and Marlborough Place often exceed £30 million in value and £5000 in monthly rents.
"In St John's Wood you're only a stone's throw from Regent's Park and Lord's Cricket Ground, while boutique-led shopping and fine restaurants can be found throughout NW8. It's this intimate yet cosmopolitan vibe that continues to keep long-term residents in the area, while enticing new people from across London and, indeed, the world," sums up Andrew.
What's in the name St John's Wood? St John's Wood was just that - a forest owned by the Knights of the Order of St. John Jerusalem, then later a hunting ground of Henry VIII. While you're unlikely to meet a deer roaming the streets of NW8 today, the neighbourhood is a dedicated Conservation Area and the remaining trees are protected by the St John's Society.
For further details on the property profile of this Central London area or on properties to rent in St John's Wood, don't hesitate to contact Sandfords. Sandfords estate agents have a deep knowledge of the local area and an extensive experience in accommodating the needs of home buyers and homeowners in the prime Central London area.
Sandfords are Central and North West London Estate Agents, specialising for over 25 years in residential property sales, lettings and property management in the area between Oxford Street and Primrose Hill, most notably in Regents Park, St. John's Wood, Hyde Park, Dorset Square, Marylebone, Swiss Cottage, Primrose Hill, Belsize Park, Hampstead and Camden Town.