St. John's Wood tube station

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St. John's Wood London Underground
Station entrance
St. John's Wood is located in Central London
St. John's Wood
St. John's Wood
Location of St. John's Wood in Central London
Location St John's Wood
Local authority City of Westminster
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013 Increase 7.27 million[1]
2014 Increase 7.62 million[1]
2015 Increase 7.88 million[1]
2016 Decrease 7.79 million[1]
2017 Increase 7.79 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company London Passenger Transport Board
Key dates
20 November 1939 Opened
1 May 1979 Bakerloo line service replaced by Jubilee line
Listed status
Listing grade II
Entry number 1401096[2]
Added to list 20 July 2011
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
  • TfL station info page
WGS84 51°32′05″N 0°10′27″W / 51.53472°N 0.17417°W / 51.53472; -0.17417Coordinates: 51°32′05″N 0°10′27″W / 51.53472°N 0.17417°W / 51.53472; -0.17417
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

St. John's Wood is a London Underground station located in St John's Wood in the City of Westminster, north-west London. It was opened in 1939 as a stop on the Bakerloo line. Today St. John's Wood is served by the Jubilee line, between Swiss Cottage and Baker Street stations and is in Travelcard Zone 2.[3] A journey between St. John's Wood and Baker Street typically takes less than three minutes.[4]


The station building is located on the corner of Acacia Road and Finchley Road[5] and tube maps from late 1938 and early 1939 indicate that it was originally to be given the name Acacia Road or Acacia.[6][7] This station is the nearest to Lord's Cricket Ground and Abbey Road Studios.[5] The station is therefore not to be confused with Abbey Road DLR station in east London.


The station was opened on 20 November 1939 on a new section of deep-level tunnel constructed between Baker Street and Finchley Road when the Metropolitan line's services on its Stanmore branch were transferred to the Bakerloo line. It was transferred along with the rest of the Stanmore branch to the Jubilee line when it opened in 1979.

With the opening of St. John's Wood station, two nearby stations on the Metropolitan line were closed. These were Lord's (which had been opened with the name St. John's Wood Road before being renamed St. John's Wood and then Lord's) and Marlborough Road.

The station today

Roundel on a platform at St. John's Wood

The station building is Grade II listed.[8]

The platform design remains the same as when opened in 1939, as designed by Harold Stabler. In 2006 the tiles were cleaned up and replaced.[9]

The station contains ticket halls, gates, escalators, payphones, toilets and a Wifi service.[10] It also has cash machines, dispensing pounds sterling and euros.[10]


Train frequencies vary throughout the day, but generally operate every 2–5 minutes between 05:54 and 00:18 in both directions.[11][12]


London Buses routes 13, 46, 113, 187 and night route N113 stop outside the station.[13] Coach routes 712, 755, 757, 758, 768, 771, 772, 797 and A6 also serve the station. London Buses routes 139 and 189 serve Abbey Road.[13]

In popular culture

The station appeared in the music video for "Bedsitter" by Soft Cell.[14]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ Historic England. "St John's Wood Underground Station (1401096)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  3. ^ Transport for London (November 2018). Standard Tube Map (PDF) (Map). Not to scale. Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 November 2018.
  4. ^ Tube Facts – Stations that it takes the longest to travel between
  5. ^ a b Google Maps – St. John's Wood Underground Station
  6. ^ Harris, Cyril M. (2006) [1977]. What's in a name?. Capital Transport. p. 61. ISBN 1-85414-241-0.
  7. ^ Horne, Mike (2000). The Jubilee Line: An Illustrated History. Capital Transport. p. 19. ISBN 1-85414-220-8.
  8. ^ "16 London Underground Stations Listed At Grade II". English Heritage. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  9. ^ "Station Refurbishment Summary" (PDF). London Underground Railway Society. July 2007. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  10. ^ a b St. John's Wood Underground Station
  11. ^ "Jubilee line timetable: From St. John's Wood Underground Station to Swiss Cottage Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  12. ^ "Jubilee line timetable: From St. John's Wood Underground Station to Baker Street Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  13. ^ a b "Buses from St. John's Wood" (PDF). Transport for London. May 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  14. ^ Tube Facts – Music Videos filmed on the tube

External links

  • London Transport Museum Photographic Archive
    • Station in December 1939
    • Station in June 1974 after apartment building had been constructed on top
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Stanmore
Jubilee line
towards Stratford
  Former services  
towards Stanmore
Bakerloo line
Stanmore branch (1939–1979)

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