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A locals' guide to W9

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

Giorgio Romani

"Just a short distance from Queen's Park, Kensal Green is well connected and known for its independent amenities, adding to its fashionable appeal."

Oliver Browne

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

John Wybar

What is your favourite place?

Where do W9 locals go?

DaDaniela

A great Italian deli on Shirland Road.

Clifton Greens

Really good quality organic produce at very reasonable prices!

Puppet Theatre Barge

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

The Warrington Hotel

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

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!

Waterside Cafe

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

Jason's Trip

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

Westbourne Gardens

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

Abbey Road

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

Acklam Village Market

Food, drink, live music and art stalls with an underground vibe.

Pizza East

Breakfast at Pizza East is great - everything you can expect to find on a breakfast menu and at a reasonable price.

Portobello Juice Café

Create your own juices at this infamous juice bar on Portobello Road.

The Cocoa Exchange

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

Boom Burger

This Jamaican burger restaurant serves the spiciest burger on the planet!

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

What do you love about W9?

Why do you find W9 a great place to live?

Min

"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."

August 2016

Bryn

"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)."

February 2015

Tabassum

"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."

February 2015

Volodymyr

"Lovely quiet streets, Victorian terraced houses, gems like The Truscott Arms with amazing food and beer, and 20 minutes walk from Hyde Park - it's tough to beat."

January 2015

Local resident

"It's great. Good restaurants and pubs nearby. Within walking distance to Notting Hill, Portobello Road, Queens Park and loads of other great places. Good transport links to Central London and motorways. Nice parks. The Little Venice Canal nearby with nice cafes. Very, very happy living here. Love it. It has everything and to boot it has a nice residential feel to it too (not like parts of Camden / Islington, where it is ju... more

September 2012

Local resident

"The best part of living in Maida Hill? Difficult, so many good things: including convenient location for travel in and out of Central London Buses and Tubes (Zone 2) / walking distance of many good pubs and restaurants / good community / diversity / quietness."

June 2012

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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 W9

Water Babies

QE2 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

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

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

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

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 - 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
  1. About W9

    W9 is the postcode district in West London incorporating the areas of Maida Vale, Little Venice (part) and is covered by the Westminster, Camden, Brent, Kensington and Chelsea local authorities.

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