St John's Wood Local Nature Reserve

St John's Wood is recognised as one of the best small open spaces in inner London for birds. Visitors can look out for blackbird, robin, wren, blue tit, dunnock and woodpigeon species. These are all known to regularly nest either within or nearby the reserve. This reserve is Westminster's only Local Nature Reserve, an area where wildlife of special interest can be seen offering the public opportunities to learn about nature or simply to enjoy it.

Old cemeteries and churchyards have become sanctuaries for wildlife in cities. Over the decades, a wildlife-rich area has grown up around the old burial ground to form a park now recognised as a site of importance for nature conservation. We hope that visitors will enjoy their visit, listen to the bird song, savour the scent of wildflowers and take pleasure in the sight of butterflies in flight as they walk through the reserve.

Opening hours
The park is open from 8am to dusk.

How to get there
The Local Nature Reserve is in St John's Wood Church Grounds between St John's Wood High Street and Wellington Road, next to Lord's Cricket Ground and close to Regents Park.

By bus: Bus routes 13, 46, 82, 113 and 274.
By tube: Five minutes walk from St John's Wood underground station on the Jubilee Line.


Last updated: 1 July 2016
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