Little Venice and Maida Vale are adjoining residential locations situated about a mile to the north of Marble Arch. They offer an escape from the hustle and bustle of City life with wide, often tree lined, streets and the Regents Canal. There are numerous open spaces ranging from the hidden, beautifully maintained private communal gardens to Paddington Recreation Ground. The open spaces of Regent's Park and London Zoo are also within easy reach.
A little bit of history
Our area belonged to the Bishop of London when it was covered by woodland and pasture. There were no structures apart from farm buildings until the end of the 18th century. Houses were built after 1807, to specifications laid down by the Church, which included the use of stock bricks and slate roofs. A short stretch of the Edgware Road was called Maida Vale in 1828 although the name was not applied to the neighbouring locality until much later in the century. Little Venice is a comparatively recent name for parts of Maida Vale and Paddington in the City of Westminster. It consists of the area surrounding the Little Venice basin and its canals. It is known for its Regency style white stucco buildings and its canals and moored boats
Need to know
Maida Vale and Little Venice offer a wide selection of properties including elegant family houses, flats in converted houses and apartments in both mansion and more modern purpose built blocks. The southern part of Maida Vale, at the junction of Paddington Basin with Regent's Canal with many houseboats, is known as Little Venice. Paddington Recreation Ground is also located in Maida Vale.
There are several shopping parades offering goods and services from the large chains of convenience stores to the independent specialists. There is also a wide choice of restaurants, cafes, coffee shops and public houses to chose from.
Little Venice and Maida Vale are well served by public transport connections with both having an Underground station on the Bakerloo Line (Warwick Avenue and Maida Vale). St John's Wood Station (Jubilee line is also a short walk away). There are also regular bus services and Paddington main line station, with the Heathrow Express, is close by.