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Little Venice

Canals and handsome Georgian architecture make this a highly desirable area

"Little Venice's canals add to the charm of the area - it really is like being in Italy!"

Giorgio Romani

"I love walking around Bayswater and looking at the elegant Georgian architecture."

Rebecca Boon

"The garden squares in Bayswater really add to the area's charm."

David Roberts

What is your favourite place?

Where do Little Venice locals go?

Puppet Theatre Barge

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

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!

Little Venice's Canals

Picturesque walks and barge spotting along the waterways....

Jason's Trip

A tour guide canal boat service from Little Venice to Camden Lock, with commentary on the history of Regent's Canal.

DaDaniela

A great Italian deli on Shirland Road.

Clifton Greens

Really good quality organic produce at very reasonable prices!

The Warrington Hotel

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

Waterside Cafe

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

Cleveland Square Fireworks

Fireworks night at Cleveland Square Gardens is fantastic for W2 residents! A yearly main event and one not to missed. Fireworks mixed in with dance music!

Westbourne Gardens

Springtime is beautiful in one of London's many garden squares!

Lord's Cricket Ground

A summer's afternoon watching the cricket at Lord's is hard to beat!

Abbey Road

It's great to watch The Beatles fans recreate their album cover on Abbey Road!

Oxford Square

A pretty spot in which to relax and eat lunch on a sunny day, just off Edgware Road.

The Duke of York

A really cosy pub with traditional interiors, this place is a great little spot.

Granger & Co

Arguably the most fashionable breakfasts in Notting Hill, with regulars including David Beckham and Harry Enfield!

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

What do you love about Little Venice?

Why do you find Little Venice a great place to live?

Emily

"Little Venice will charm you with its colourful canals, narrowboats and barges all alongside pretty waterside cafés and restaurants."

February 2015

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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 Little Venice

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

Mummyfit - Outdoor Class

Paddington Recreation Ground
Mummyyfit 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, Website

Toddler Yoga

St Johns Wood and Maida Vale
YOGA BEAR KIDS YOGA for ages 2.5 -5 years.Weekly sessions in Maida Vale St. Johns Wood or at the comfort at your home and nursery. 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

Wita Tennis Academy

WITA TENNIS ACADEMY @ Academy sports
We specialise in Mini tennis for children from ages 2 years up to 18 years old. We make tennis Fun-Active & Simple. All year round at Academy sports. Website

Toddler World

Little 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
  1. About Little Venice

    Maida Avenue, Warwick Crescent and Blomfield Road, the streets in the south of Maida Vale overlooking Browning's Pool including the section of Randolph Avenue south of Clifton Gardens are known as Little Venice. The name is believed to have been coined by the English poet Robert Browning who lived here from 1862 to 1887. Browning's Pool is named after the poet, and is the junction of Regent's Canal and the Paddington arm of the Grand Union Canal. South Maida Vale is one of London's prime residential areas, and it is also known for its shops and restaurants. A regular waterbus service operates from Little Venice eastwards around Regent's Park, calling at London Zoo and on towards Camden Town.

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