Living in Little Venice

A Chestertons area guide to Little Venice

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Welcome to Little Venice

Little Venice is famed for its canals and attractive, stucco-fronted houses. Nearby Maida Vale offers wide tree-lined streets and handsome redbrick mansion blocks. Located at just over a mile from Marble Arch, the area is close to everything London has to offer. Residents also have Hyde Park located to the south and Regents Park to the east making the area the ideal location for those looking for the right balance of city living and leisure.
  • Picturesque canals
  • Attractive homes
  • Unique shops
  • Great cafes
  • Good pubs
  • Close to the American School

  • Entertainment & nightlife

    There’s a selection of trendy bars and destination pubs to choose from, as well as a small number of live music and comedy venues to enjoy.

    Best place to appreciate Victorian architecture (and have a tipple) 

    The Prince Alfred draws in visitors for its drinks and its Victorian architecture. The pub is stunning, with ornate bay windows and original fixtures and decor. The menu also consistently receives good reviews. 

    Best place for satirical comedy

    Four times a week the Canal Café Theatre stages Newsrevue, a satirical review of the week’s news. Writers and performers keep the show fresh and sharp, a great achievement considering the first show was performed in 1979.
  • Parks & recreation

    The canals provide a pleasant area for walking or cycling within London, or if you’re feeling adventurous even further afield as the Grand Union Canal stretches up to Birmingham. Regent’s Canal stretches East through Regent’s Park, through Islington all the way to Limehouse.  There is also the nearby Paddington Recreation centre with its gym and outdoor sports facilities such as tennis courts and five aside pitches.

  • Restaurants & shopping

    There’s a great range of independent and unique restaurants and shops to visit in the area. In addition to this, Portobello market and the West End are within easy reach. Clifton Road in Maida Vale is touted as having some of West London’s best cafes.

    Best place for sweet treats

    Baker & Spice offer a delectable selection of sweet treats such as their signature carrot cake; you’ll be tempted to return time and again to try everything. They also serve a wholesome lunch menu.

    Best place for plants

    Clifton Nurseries is possibly the oldest Garden Centre in London; the nursery has been supplying residents with plants and gardening since 1880. It’s a lovely place to have a wander around and while you’re there, why not pick up a couple of house plants to brighten up your property.

  • Schools

    There’s a number of good schools in the area, including the highly sought after St Joseph’ s Primary School, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. The American School is also nearby, located in St John’s Wood and has also been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.
  • Transport & travel

    Little Venice has access to a number of underground lines

    Warwick Avenue – Bakerloo line

    Paddington – Bakerloo, Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines

    Maida Vale – Bakerloo line

    Paddington station also has national services to the Midlands and South Wales.

There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats

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Little Venice office

26 Clifton Road, Maida Vale, London, W9 1SX.

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Chestertons is the residential property specialist and offers a full range of related services including:

  • Residential property for sale
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  • Property management
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For more information, contact the local property experts in our Little Venice branch.


James Westendarp

Little Venice

020 7286 4632

Chestertons Little Venice Lettings

Mags O'Grady

Little Venice

020 7432 1937