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Wood & Vale

The Wood & Vale is a weekly freesheet tabloid newspaper for St John’s Wood and Maida Vale—hence the name; as its masthead states, technically it’s the St John’s Wood and Maida Vale Express—in the northern part of the City of Westminster, ie north-western central London.

It’s published by Archant London, the capital’s branch of the Archant media group.

It’s a sub-edition of the Hampstead & Highgate Express (the “Ham & High”) and is published from that newspaper’s editorial offices in Swiss Cottage.

On its launch in 1992 it was known as the Regents Park, St John’s Wood, Little Venice Ham & High; the following year it became the Regents Park, St John’s Wood, Maida Vale, Marylebone Ham & High. In 1994 the title was simplified to the Westminster Ham & High. It was apparently discontinued in 1996 before being resurrected in 2003 under its present title.

From 2004 until 2009 it had its own sub-edition for Marylebone, the Marylebone Express, but that’s now been absorbed into the main title. The masthead bore the subtitle St John’s Wood, Marylebone & Maida Vale Express until a facelift in May 2011. By the time the subtitle reappeared in January 2012, Marylebone had disappeared.

Also in 2009, the paper adopted distribution by handout at a number of busy locations (including railway and Underground stations) in the area, and by pickup at local businesses.

It had its own website as recently as 2010, but now shares with the Ham & High.

It comes out on Thursdays. There’s also an e-edition available free online.

  • Address:
  • Wood & Vale
    100A Avenue Road
    NW3 3HF
  • Tel:
  • 020 7433 0000
  • Fax:
  • 020 7433 6259