St John's Wood tube station

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For the station known as St Johns Wood from 1925 to 1939, see Lord's tube station.
St John's Wood
London Underground
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 Westminster
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2009 Decrease 6.52 million[1]
2010 Decrease 6.37 million[2]
2011 Increase 6.47 million[3]
2012 Increase 7.07 million[3]
Railway companies
Original company London Passenger Transport Board
Key dates
20 November 1939 Station opened
1 May 1979 Bakerloo Line service replaced by Jubilee Line
Listed status
Listing grade II
Entry number 1401096[4]
Added to list 20 July 2011
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°32′05″N 0°10′27″W / 51.5347°N 0.1742°W / 51.5347; -0.1742

St John's Wood tube station is a London Underground station at St John's Wood. It is on the Jubilee line, between Swiss Cottage and Baker Street. It is in Travelcard Zone 2. The station is a Grade II listed building.[5]


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 originally been opened in 1868 as St John's Wood Road) and Marlborough Road.

The station building is located on the corner of Acacia Road and Finchley Road and tube maps from late 1938 and early 1939 indicate that it was originally to be given the name Acacia Road or Acacia. This station is the nearest one to Lord's Cricket Ground and Abbey Road Studios. For this reason Beatles memorabilia are sold at the station.

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

Popular culture[edit]

The station is supposedly famous as the only London Underground station whose name does not have a common letter with the word "mackerel".[6] The station also appeared in the music video for "Bedsitter" by Soft Cell.[citation needed]

Transport links[edit]

London bus routes 13, 46, 82, 113, 139, 187, 189 night routes N13 and N113.



  1. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2009". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "St John's Wood Underground Station". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. 
  5. ^ "16 London Underground Stations Listed At Grade II". English Heritage. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Tube or False? - 4". TfL. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 

External links[edit]

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towards Stanmore
Jubilee line
towards Stratford
  Former services  
towards Stanmore
Bakerloo line
Stanmore branch (1939-1979)