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Maida Hill

Wide tree-lined avenues, communal gardens and red brick mansion blocks

"Just a short distance from Queen's Park, Kensal Green is well connected and known for its independent amenities, adding to its fashionable appeal."

Oliver Browne

"Lively and lined with trendy independent shops, bars and restaurants, it's no wonder that Portobello Road is so popular!"

David Roberts

"Lovely residential roads flanked by period homes and pretty green spaces make Queen's Park a desirable place to live."

Oliver Browne

What is your favourite place?

Where do Maida Hill locals go?

The Warrington Hotel

As well as the original décor and the friendly atmosphere, the beer is good too.

Puppet Theatre Barge

The loveliest puppet shows for children on a moored barge in Little Venice.


A great Italian deli on Shirland Road.

Waterside Cafe

A charming cafe inside a boat on the Paddington Branch of the Regent's Canal.

Clifton Greens

Really good quality organic produce at very reasonable prices!

Portobello and Golborne Market

London's most well known market with a wealth of established stalls, selling everything from food, to clothing, to vintage jewellery.

Pizza East

Breakfast at Pizza East is great - everything you can expect to find on a breakfast menu and at a reasonable price.


The best pie and mash in West London - try the stewed eels! Perfect for a quick, cheap but tasty lunch.

Bluebelles of Portobello

One of the best breakfast hangs-out on Portobello Road, where you can sit outside and watch the world go by - plus fantastic eggs!!

Portobello Juice Café

Create your own juices at this infamous juice bar on Portobello Road.

Acklam Village Market

Food, drink, live music and art stalls with an underground vibe.

Boom Burger

This Jamaican burger restaurant serves the spiciest burger on the planet!

Portobello Green Market

A fashion and vintage focused market that is mainly under cover.

Portobello Garden Caffe

Fresh and authentic Italian food in a charming arcade off Portobello Road.

The Bridge House

Classic pub food using fresh ingredients and a cosy atmosphere. The building is shared with the Canal Cafe Theatre, so pop upstairs for some fantastic acting!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Westbourne Park, Maida Vale, Ladbroke Grove, Queen's Park, Notting Hill, South Hampstead, Bayswater, Brondesbury, Paddington and St John's Wood

What do you love about Maida Hill?

Why do you find Maida Hill a great place to live?


"Lovely quiet streets, Victorian terraced houses, gems like The Truscott Arms with amazing food and beer, and 20 minutes walk from Hyde Park - it's tough to beat."

January 2015

Local resident

"It's great. Good restaurants and pubs nearby. Within walking distance to Notting Hill, Portobello Road, Queens Park and loads of other great places. Good transport links to Central London and motorways. Nice parks. The Little Venice Canal nearby with nice cafes. Very, very happy living here. Love it. It has everything and to boot it has a nice residential feel to it too (not like parts of Camden / Islington, where it is ju... more

September 2012

Local resident

"The best part of living in Maida Hill? Difficult, so many good things: including convenient location for travel in and out of Central London Buses and Tubes (Zone 2) / walking distance of many good pubs and restaurants / good community / diversity / quietness."

June 2012


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"Michael Bond's Paddington Bear resides on Windsor Gardens in Notting Hill - however number 32 does not exist, much to the disappointment of his fans."

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Child-friendly activities near Maida Hill

Baby Bop

Paddington Recreation Ground
BABYBOP is a unique high energy dance class designed to turn your 2 - 4 year olds into the smoothest of groovers. We look at many styles of dance from Broadway and Latin to Disco and Pop, and to make our classes fun for both parent and child we only play the coolest music in town. Nursery Rhymes to the back of the queue, BABYBOP pupils will BE-BOP-A-LULA down to the most enviable of playlists. Website

Baby Yoga with Alice Morgan

Bowling Pavilion
Parent and Baby Yoga is the way for new beings. The benefits for the child include improved sleep patterns, more efficient digestion (so can alleviate gastric cramps and colic), increased emotional and physical flexibility and enhanced a closer parent-child bond. Website

Mini Mozart- Concert and Class for Babies

The Maida Centre
Mini Mozart is a fun and interactive live music class for babies and toddlers. The classes feature two live instruments, be that a clarinet, violin, flute, trumpet or trombone with a piano accompanist. The idea of Mini Mozart is to get children actually listening, not just hearing. Children interact with live musicians in a way that is impossible with recorded music. Website

Mummyfit - Pilates and Yoga Class

Paddington Sports Club
Mummyfit is a fantastic way to get back into shape in the fresh air after the birth of your baby. With an emphasis on fun, safe and effective workouts the classes also provide an opportunity to meet other mums in your area. Consisting of fat burning cardio, pilates, yoga and circuit training, Jacqui offers classes both indoors and outdoors in Maida Vale. Website

The Crafty Bunch

YAA centre
Each week we explore a theme and make an exciting craft using lots of imagination and, of course, glitter! We use lots of different materials to ensure every week is fun and new! Each masterpiece will be ready to be taken home at the end of each class. We provide all craft materials and T-shirts to protect clothes. Website

Time for Rhymes@Granville Plus Children's Centre

Granville Plus Children's Centre
Is a fun and interactive session which aims to support your child's communication development. It is delivered by the Speech and Language Team. The first session of the month is a "Welcome Session" for new families only. Website

Carer/toddler drop in

St Lukes Church
Carer/toddler drop in Tuesdays from 10.00am Website
  1. About Maida Hill

    The area to the south-west of Maida Vale, at the southern end of Elgin Avenue, was historically known as "Maida Hill", and was a recognised postal district bounded by the Avenues on the west, the Grand Union Canal on the south, Maida Vale to the east and Kilburn Lane to the north. Parts of Maida Vale were also included within this.

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