Abbey Road

Welcome to Abbey Road! Abbey Road is the northern most ward in Westminster. It is bordered to the south east by Regent's Park, Little Venice at its most southern point, and Maida Vale to the south west. Abbey Road, this ward’s namesake, is a thoroughfare connecting the City of Westminster to the London Borough of Camden at the northern end of the ward.

Abbey Road is most famously known for Abbey Road Studios, and the infamous image of the Beatles walking across the zebra crossing for their 1969 album Abbey Road.

St John's Wood, towards the south of the ward, is a highly desirable district and home to some of the most expensive properties in the world. It was one of the first London suburbs to be developed with a large amount of low density "villa" housing, as opposed to the terraced housing which was the norm in London up to the 19th century.

If you have a story or know any local history about Abbey Road, or if you have recently found a hidden gem, share with your neighbours in the 'your stories' tab below!

Welcome to Abbey Road! Abbey Road is the northern most ward in Westminster. It is bordered to the south east by Regent's Park, Little Venice at its most southern point, and Maida Vale to the south west. Abbey Road, this ward’s namesake, is a thoroughfare connecting the City of Westminster to the London Borough of Camden at the northern end of the ward.

Abbey Road is most famously known for Abbey Road Studios, and the infamous image of the Beatles walking across the zebra crossing for their 1969 album Abbey Road.

St John's Wood, towards the south of the ward, is a highly desirable district and home to some of the most expensive properties in the world. It was one of the first London suburbs to be developed with a large amount of low density "villa" housing, as opposed to the terraced housing which was the norm in London up to the 19th century.

If you have a story or know any local history about Abbey Road, or if you have recently found a hidden gem, share with your neighbours in the 'your stories' tab below!

  • Your Priorities for Abbey Road

    by Catherine, over 3 years ago

    Have you got an idea that could improve your local area? Is there a big issue you think we should all be talking about? What would make you more proud of the area you live or work in?

    We want to hear about your priorities so we can work together to achieve something great for your area.

    For example, if a priority is helping adults and young people into work, we can discuss together how to make services more visible in your area. If a priority is improved environment (plants, art, seating), residents and ward councillors can discuss the use of ward budgets. If a priority is to support and provide social activities for elderly people, we could take ideas forward together.

    Start the right conversations by clicking here and and letting us know what your top three priorities are and why.


    Have you got an idea that could improve your local area? Is there a big issue you think we should all be talking about? What would make you more proud of the area you live or work in?

    We want to hear about your priorities so we can work together to achieve something great for your area.

    For example, if a priority is helping adults and young people into work, we can discuss together how to make services more visible in your area. If a priority is improved environment (plants, art, seating), residents and ward councillors can discuss the use of ward budgets. If a priority is to support and provide social activities for elderly people, we could take ideas forward together.

    Start the right conversations by clicking here and and letting us know what your top three priorities are and why.


  • Ward Budget Projects in Abbey Road

    over 3 years ago

    Ward budgets are a dedicated and flexible resource with which to address specific local issues and priorities.

    Local councillors have been given an annual budget since April 2008 to spend on local projects in their wards, from 1 April 2014 this is £46,000 per ward per year. The budgets are intended to enable councillors to address local issues and priorities that matter most to residents. This could range from improving the local environment with new trees, flowers or improved paving, to purchasing new equipment for the local sports club, or funding activities for older residents.

    See below for recent projects.

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    Ward budgets are a dedicated and flexible resource with which to address specific local issues and priorities.

    Local councillors have been given an annual budget since April 2008 to spend on local projects in their wards, from 1 April 2014 this is £46,000 per ward per year. The budgets are intended to enable councillors to address local issues and priorities that matter most to residents. This could range from improving the local environment with new trees, flowers or improved paving, to purchasing new equipment for the local sports club, or funding activities for older residents.

    See below for recent projects.


    St John’s Wood Tube Station Hanging Baskets

    Provider: Windowflowers; Contribution: £713.10

    Hanging baskets have been installed by St John’s Wood Tube Station.


    IT Classes at St John’s Wood Library

    Provider: Library Services; Contribution: £400.50

    Abbey Road and Regent’s Park ward budgets have funded £400.50 each towards a WAES tutor to deliver a 2 hour course every week at St John’s Wood Library. For more information on upcoming events please contact St John’s Wood Library on 020 7641 6200.


    Art Classes

    Provider: WAES; Contribution: £1,405

    The ward budget has funded a series of art classes held for residents over 50 to learn new skills and socialise within the group. For more information please contact Sindi Hearn on 020 7641 7099 or shearn@waes.ac.uk.


    Basement Planning Enforcement Officer

    Provider: Planning Enforcement; Contribution: £12,500

    To ensure that all basement extensions in the wards are compliant with planning permission and its laws and regulations, the Abbey Road ward councillors, alongside colleagues in Bayswater, have extended the contract of a Senior Planning Enforcement Officer to specifically tackle this issue.


    SJW Adventure Playground Summer Programme

    Provider: St John’s Wood Adventure Playground Contribution: £5000

    Play service for local children aged 6-12 during the summer holidays, activities include arts and crafts, cooking and trips to external attractions like Paddington Farm and London Zoo.


    Clifton Hill Hanging Baskets

    Provider: Windowflowers; Contribution: £4832.40

    For more information on these projects please contact Daniella Bonfanti at dbonfanti@westminster.gov.uk