St John's Lodge, London
St. John's Lodge is a private residence. Since 1994, it has been in the same continuous family ownership despite numerous attempts to seize it fraudulently - including by Brunei's Prince Jefri who was convicted of a global $40bn asset scam. See: Special Report: A prince, a sultan, diamonds and a lawsuit | Reuters November 4 2010.
It was built in 1812 and designed by the architect John Raffield, for Charles Augustus Tulk. The lodge was the first house to be built in Regents Park. The Royal Parks service describes it and The Holme as the only two villas remaining from John Nash's original conception of Regents Park., which would have included a royal palace, as well as many large villas; a scheme which was soon abandoned. Other owners of the lodge have included Lord Wellesley, Sir Isaac Goldsmid and a Marquess of Bute
The building was occupied by the University of London's Institute of Archaeology, from 1937 to 1959, and by the history department of Bedford College, from 1959 to 1983. The adjoining gardens have been open to the public since 1928.
- Stourton, James (2012). Great Houses of London (HARDBACK). London: Frances Lincoln. ISBN 978-0-7112-3366-9.