Abbey Gardens, NW8

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Featured on maps from at least 1868, this was so-called in a reference to the main Abbey Road and the use of the word gardens part of the development’s marketing. According to a St John’s Wood conservation guide: “The comparatively inexpensive villas, surrounded by large gardens and tree-lined avenues, attracted many who wanted rural calm whilst living close to the city. Many artists, authors, philosophers and scientists made their homes in St John’s Wood.”

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