Surging prices hit a sticky wicket in St John’s Wood

19 July 2023

Financial Times

Having Lord’s on the doorstep wasn’t the only reason company adviser Surath Chatterjee was bowled over by St John’s Wood, but it helped.

“We have lots of friends here and like the fact it’s very leafy yet well-connected,” says Chatterjee, 62. He and his wife Rashmy, a tech business chief executive, recently bought a six-bedroom house with a large garden in the north-west London neighbourhood. “I’m a big cricket fan and love being so close to the ground,” says Chatterjee, who watched the second Ashes Test at Lord’s several weeks ago.

While England may have faltered in that match, the popularity of the area — and its house prices — have been driven skyward in recent years.

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