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?
The Warrington Hotel
As well as the original décor and the friendly atmosphere, the beer is good too.
Submitted by Stuart
A charming cafe inside a boat on the Paddington Branch of the Regent's Canal.
Submitted by Dean
Puppet Theatre Barge
The loveliest puppet shows for children on a moored barge in Little Venice.
Submitted by Dean
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 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
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
Why do you find Maida Vale a great place to live?
"It is elegant, affluent, convenient and tree lined. It is safe to walk the streets at night and to frequent the lovely pubs and cafes. One can enjoy top rated films in the charming Everyman cinema or visit the Bridge House for an evening of theatre and good dining. There is nowhere like it in London."
"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
Blossom Kidz CrecheBlossom Kidz
Professional, flexible, short-notice creche. The Saturday daytime provision is perfect if you need to run some errands, do some shopping or even treat yourself to some me-time while the evening creche is great for shift workers or for that ever elusive date night. With different themes every week and a wide variety of activities, kids won't even notice you're gone! Website
The Crafty BunchYAA 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
Toddler Yoga with Alice MorganBowling 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
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
Mummyfit - Pilates and Yoga ClassPaddington 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
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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