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Waterside Cafe

Waterside Cafe

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

The Bridge House

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!

Clifton Greens

Clifton Greens

Really good quality organic produce at very reasonable prices!

The Warrington Hotel

The Warrington Hotel

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

Jason's Trip

Jason's Trip

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

Little Venice's Canals

Little Venice's Canals

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

Clifton Nurseries

Clifton Nurseries

The most beautiful café in London.

Puppet Theatre Barge

Puppet Theatre Barge

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

DaDaniela

DaDaniela

A great Italian deli on Shirland Road.

Abbey Road

Abbey Road

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

Lord's Cricket Ground

Lord's Cricket Ground

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

Panzer's

Panzer's

The best deli in St John's Wood selling everything from fruit and veg to kosher products.

Westbourne Gardens

Westbourne Gardens

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

Hart and Lova

Hart and Lova

Best croissants in London in lovely laid back non-chain cafe

The Cocoa Exchange

The Cocoa Exchange

Handmade chocolates in sumptuous surroundings, this shop is the perfect place to pick up a special sweet treat for chocolate lovers.

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

"The first Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973) lived at 75 Warrington Crescent, Maida Vale."

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

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

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There's lots of change along Kilburn High Road that's exciting to see!

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

  4. 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.

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Child-friendly activities near Maida Vale

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

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

Blossom Kidz Creche

Blossom 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

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

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

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

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 Regent’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.

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