Wide tree-lined avenues, communal gardens and red-brick mansion blocks
"Little Venice's canals add to the charm of the area - it really is like being in Italy!"Giorgio Romani
"Lovely residential roads flanked by period homes and pretty green spaces make Queen's Park a desirable place to live."Oliver Browne
"There's lots of change along Kilburn High Road that's exciting to see!"John Wybar
Where do Maida Vale locals go?
A tour guide canal boat service from Little Venice to Camden Lock, with commentary on the history of Regent's Canal.
Submitted by Dean
Little Venice's Canals
Picturesque walks and barge spotting along the waterways....
Submitted by Hayley
The Warrington Hotel
As well as the original décor and the friendly atmosphere, the beer is good too.
Submitted by Stuart
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!
Submitted by Dean
Puppet Theatre Barge
The loveliest puppet shows for children on a moored barge in Little Venice.
Submitted by Dean
A charming cafe inside a boat on the Paddington Branch of the Regent's Canal.
Submitted by Dean
It's great to watch The Beatles fans recreate their album cover on Abbey Road!
Submitted by Joan
Lord's Cricket Ground
A summer's afternoon watching the cricket at Lord's is hard to beat!
Submitted by Tom
The best deli in St John's Wood selling everything from fruit and veg to kosher products.
Submitted by Sara
The Cocoa Exchange
Handmade chocolates in sumptuous surroundings, this shop is the perfect place to pick up a special sweet treat for chocolate lovers.
Submitted by Thomas
Duke of York
A fantastic local pub for after-work drinks. Wednesday is steak night, serving great food at great value.
Submitted by Kristian
Why do you find Maida Vale a great place to live?
"I love W9 because it brings many cultures together. Queen's Park is a little more rustic with the village-style high street. Maida Vale is the far more glamorous part of W9, but the contrast between the two is what makes this a great place to live."
"Picturesque houses and home to arguably the best park in town from a fitness perspective in Paddington Recreation Ground (newly laid track, tennis courts, indoor/outdoor gyms and so much more)."
"Maida Vale is the perfect combination of close enough to central London, yet far enough to relax. There is the most welcoming feel about the area all year round, not just in the summer."
What do you like about Maida Vale?
Did you know?
"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."
Explore Maida Vale
Child-friendly activities near Maida Vale
Time for Rhymes@Granville Plus Children's CentreGranville 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
Baby Yoga with Alice MorganBowling 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
Water BabiesQE2 Jubilee School
Swimming from birth is fantastic for your baby's health & development and could spark a lifetime's interest in sport. Each lesson provides a complete physical work-out strengthening your baby's heart and lungs and in turn aiding development of the brain including stimulating all 5 senses (taste smell touch sight and sound). And with each lesson burning up to 300 calories you'll get a work-out too! Website
Mini Mozart- Concert and Class for BabiesThe 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
Toddler WorldLittle Venice Sports Centre
Toddlers World has now launched at Little Venice Sports Centre - a new activity group for little ones to learn, explore and have fun. Little ones will be able to enjoy soft play, inflatables, ladders, slides and a variety of other elements that will develop balance, coordination and social skills. Website
Carer/toddler drop inSt Lukes Church
Carer/toddler drop in Tuesdays from 10.00am Website
PlaygroupPortman Early Childhood Centre,
Our Drop-In groups provide a safe, friendly and stimulating place for children and their parents or carers. We organise regular activities like cooking, play for toddlers and babies with opportunities to observe your child's play through video, and outings all year round. Website
About Maida Vale
Maida Vale is a residential district in West London between St John's Wood and Kilburn. It is part of the City of Westminster. The area is mostly residential, and mainly affluent, consisting of many large late-Victorian and Edwardian blocks of mansion flats. The Maida Vale area is usually regarded as being bounded by Maida Avenue and the Regentâ€™s Canal in the South, Maida Vale road to the north east, Kilburn Park Road to the north west, and Shirland Road and Blomfield Road to the south west. The southern part of Maida Vale around Paddington Basin, a junction of two canals with many houseboats, is known as Little Venice. 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.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- St John's Wood
- Westbourne Park
- South Hampstead
- Queen's Park
- Swiss Cottage
- Notting Hill
- Ladbroke Grove
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