Based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Splashbacks of Distinction have a real passion for toughened glass in and around the home. We have transformed many properties, both commercial and domestic with our glass splashbacks, for kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms. Our toughened glass balustrades, glass shelving and splashbacks with high resolution images have really caught the imagination of people who demand beauty and functionality in their homes and offices.
Splashbacks of Distinction are a family run, professional business that is based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. We cover a wide area, supplying and fitting many different types of glass products and offer many premium glass related services.
Splashbacks of Distinction are happy to visit your St John's Wood property to discuss any glass project you may have. We can help with advice, supply and fitting of your new glass splashback or other glass products.
St John's Wood is a very affluent district in the City of Westminster in London. Historically the northern part of the ancient parish and Metropolitan Borough of Marylebone, it extends from Regent's Park and Primrose Hill in the east to Edgware Road in the west, with the Swiss Cottage area of Hampstead to the north and Lisson Grove to the south.
The St John's Wood area includes Lord's Cricket Ground, home of Marylebone Cricket Club and Middlesex CCC and a regular international test cricket venue. It also includes Abbey Road Studios, well known through its association with the Beatles, and appears on the iconic album cover.
The area of St John's Wood was once part of the Forest of Middlesex, an area with extensive woodland, though it was not the predominant land use. The St John's Wood name originates, in the Manor of Lileston, one of the two manors, the other being the Manor of Tyburn, served by the Parish of Marylebone.
The Manor was taken from the Knights Templar on their suppression in 1312 and passed to the Knights of St John, whose English headquarters were at Clerkenwell Priory.
The name of the knights was applied to a former wood within the area of the manor, which in turn gave its name to St John's Farm, the farmhouse of which was the site of St John's Wood Barracks on Ordnance Hill from 1804 to 2012.
The Priory allocated the estate to agricultural tenants as a source of produce and income. The estate remained Crown property until 21 March 1675 when King Charles II granted the St John's Wood estate to Charles Henry Wotton. On 22nd March 1732 City merchant Henry Samuel Eyre acquired the majority of the estate, around 500 acres, from Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield. The St John's Wood estate came to be known as the Eyre estate in the 19th century after it was developed by the Eyre brothers. The estate still exists, although it is much smaller today.
St John's Wood was among the first London suburbs with lower-density villa housing and frequent avenues but fewer communal garden squares. Most of the villas have since been subdivided and replaced by small apartment blocks or terraces. This pattern of development has made it one of the most expensive areas of London to live or purchase property.
St John's Wood also boasts the famous Lord's Cricket Ground, home of Middlesex County Cricket Club and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), is an international test cricket ground known as the Home of Cricket on account of its role as the original headquarters of cricket.
Abbey Road Studios are located on Abbey Road, where the Beatles recorded, notably the Abbey Road album, the cover of which features the band crossing the road. To this day, many thousands of Beatles fans travel from around the world to cross the road at the same point as their heroes did many years before.
RAK Studios, founded by producer Mickie Most, are located near Regent's Park. A number of notable songs were recorded there, including the Thompson Twins' "Hold Me Now", Johnny Hates Jazz's "Shattered Dreams", Kim Wilde's "Kids in America" and Big Country's "In a Big Country". The studios have a Nubian Jak Community Trust plaque for Errol Brown, who recorded there as lead singer for Hot Chocolate.
St. John's Wood Church Grounds contains the only nature reserve in the City of Westminster. Much of the neighbourhood is covered by a conservation area, a small part of which extends into neighbouring Camden.
The Wellington Hospital in St John's Wood is the largest independent hospital in the United Kingdom. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is also nearby.
Avenue Road was the street with the United Kingdom's most expensive home sales in 2020. In early 2021, prices for a property on the street averaged over £30.5 million. As a result of the cost of living in St John's Wood, the area has become a hot spot for celebrity spotting, with many of the rich and famous residing within the boundaries of St John's Wood.
St John's Wood Barracks was the headquarters for The King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery until 2012, when the regiment moved to Woolwich. In 2023, Ananda Krishnan's Usaha Tegas conglomerate began developing the Squire and Partners-designed site as a development called St John's Wood Square.
Allitsen Road drill hall was formerly the headquarters of the 3rd County of London Yeomanry, also known as the Sharpshooters.
The St John's Wood Art School and Anglo-French Art Centre were also in St John's Wood.
The former Marlborough Road tube station is at the northern end of St John's Wood and is now a power substation for Transport for London.
The Star, which is now a celebrated gastro pub, was a public house for approximately two hundred years.
Splashbacks of Distinction ensure that only the finest quality toughened glass is used in all our products. We guarantee all of our work and are fully insured. We employ only trained and certified engineers. Splashbacks of Distinction never leave your property without ensuring you are totally satisfied with your beautiful new glass splashback, baluster, shelving or shower enclosure.
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Splashbacks of Distinction is the trading name of RDC Glass Ltd