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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?

DaDaniela

A great Italian deli on Shirland Road.

Clifton Nurseries

The most beautiful café in London.

Jason's Trip

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

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.

Puppet Theatre Barge

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

Clifton Greens

Really good quality organic produce at very reasonable prices!

Little Venice's Canals

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

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!

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.

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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

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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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"In July 1829, George Shillibeer started London's first regular bus service. For one shilling and sixpence, you could be transported in horse drawn comfort from Paddington Green to Bank via Angel."

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Child-friendly activities near Little Venice

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

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 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

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

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

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

Toddler Yoga with Alice Morgan

Bowling Pavilion
Baby Yoga will enhance your child's mental development and physical fitness using classical yoga postures adapted exactly to their stage of growth. The exercises increase coordination and confidence both in the parent and in the child. The classes give the children a head start physiologically and combine fun and entertainment with relaxation and tranquility. 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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