Victorian London - Directories - Dickens's Dictionary of London, by Charles Dickens, Jr., 1879 - "St. John's Wood"

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St. Johnís Wood lies on the north-west side of Regents-park between Edgware-road and Primrose-hill. Soil, London clay. A special feature of this district consists in its numerous villas of various sizes, and of a more or less secluded character. It is much affected by the artist world. Rents are, on the whole, moderate. NEAREST Railway Stations, S Johnís Wood-road, Marlborough road, and Swiss Cottage; Omnibus Routes, Wellington-road and Edgware-road.

Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879