London area of Little Venice guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Little Venice neighbourhood

As the name suggests, Little Venice is interspersed with waterways. While you'll never mistake it for the Italian city, it does have some superb restaurants, bars and cafes lending the whole area a cosmopolitan, laid back vibe. When Robert Browning coined the term Little Venice he was describing the point where the Paddington arm of the Grand Union Canal meets the Regent's Canal; however it now encompasses the whole area to the south of Maida Vale. Paddington Basin, with its cluster of hotels and a short walk from Little Venice, is currently being redeveloped on a scale to rival London's Docklands. Watch this space. For a scenic water-side walk, follow the canal route north-east for 2.5 miles and you'll end up in Camden where you can see the Lock and the markets, or stroll across to Regents Park and London Zoo.

See our recommended nearby Little Venice Hotels, Events, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Little Venice Hotels

in or near Little Venice
The Colonnade Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
2 Warrington Crescent, W9
Little Venice's tranquil waterways, colourful narrow boats and meandering canals are easily reached from The Colonnade hotel, which is also conveniently located for easy access to ... More
 
 
 
Europa House Apartments London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
79A Randolph Avenue, W9
Considering their close proximity to Paddington Station and the high standard of accommodation these serviced apartments come at a relatively reasonable price. Overlooking three and a ... More
 
 
 
Novotel London Paddington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
3 Kingdom Street, Sheldon Square, W2
This Novotel in Paddington is conveniently located just a few minutes walk from Paddington Station. In fact, you can get to the hotel from Platform 8, ... More
 
 
 

Little Venice Events

in or near Little Venice
NewsRevue
London > Events > Theatre
Canal Cafe Theatre, Bridge House Pub, Delamere Terrace, Little Venice, London W2
A fast-moving mix of sketches and songs that propels you through the world's news and current events at breakneck pace.... More
 
 
 
The Misfit Sugar Dames Present Christmas Cheers
London > Events > Comedy
Canal Cafe Theatre, Bridge House Pub, Delamere Terrace, Little Venice, London W2
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Christmas Trees: Clifton Nurseries
London > Events > Seasonal
Clifton Nurseries, 5A Clifton Villas, Little Venice, London W9
For those who like to do Christmas with a touch of class, a visit to Clifton Nurseries (or merely to their online shop) is a real ... More
 
 
 

Little Venice Entertainment

in or near Little Venice
Canal Cafe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Canal Cafe Theatre, The Bridge House Pub, Delamere Terrace, Little Venice, Little Venice, London W2
The Canal Café Theatre has a reputation for putting on great comedy and is home to NewsRevue four nights a week. Huddled around candle-lit tables, drinks ... More
 
 
 
NewsRevue
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Canal Café Theatre, Delamere Terrace, Little Venice, Little Venice, London W2
One of London’s longest running comic outings, Newsrevue started out way back in 1979. The premise is simple; two boys and two girls take the stage ... More
 
 
 
Studio Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
North Westminster Community School North Wharf Road, Little Venice, London W2
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Little Venice Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Little Venice
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Jason's Canal Boat Trip
London > Attractions > Boats
Jason's Wharf, Opposite 60 Blomfield Road, Little Venice, London W9
Jason's Trip takes passengers on a boat ride along the Regent's Canal, starting from Little Venice and heading all the way across North West London to ... More
 
 
 
Little Venice
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Maida Vale, Little Venice, London W2
As the name suggests, Little Venice is interspersed with waterways. While you'll never mistake it for the Italian city, it does have some superb restuarants, bars ... More
 
 
 
Little Venice
London > Attractions > Maida Vale, Little Venice, London W2
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Little Venice Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Little Venice
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The Winery
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
4 Clifton Road, Little Venice, London W9
Formerly a Victorian pharmacy, The Winery’s soaring stacks of original wooden shelves now host gleaming bottles of Burgundy and Claret instead of dusty bottles of potions ... More
 
 
 
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Raoul's Cafe Maida Vale
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
13 Clifton Road, Little Venice, London W9
A great place for a big breakfast, especially if you've overdone it the night before - not only can we recommend the eggs and bacon but ... More
 
 
 
Clifton Nurseries
London > Shopping > 5A Clifton Villas, Little Venice, London W9
Clifton Nurseries, London's oldest garden centre, has a wide selection of indoor plants, cut flowers, pots, garden furniture, accessories and gifts for sale. Garden design and ... More
 
 
 

Little Venice Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Little Venice London?
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The Waterway
London > Restaurants > Scandinavian restaurants
54 - 56 Formosa Street, Little Venice, , Little Venice, London W9
Scandinavian-inspired gastropub on the bank of a beautiful canal in Maida Vale, very popular with locals for drinks but also serving excellent food. The Scandy style ... More
 
 
 
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The Summerhouse
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
Jason's Wharf, Opposite 60 Bloomfield Road, Little Venice, London W9
What used to be Jason's in Little Venice and then the Boat House is now called The Summerhouse. Open all year round, The Summerhouse is situated ... More
 
 
 
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The Summerhouse
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
Opposite 60 Blomfield Road, Little Venice, London W9
Situated along the banks of the canal in Little Venice next to sister restaurant The Waterway, The Summerhouse makes the most of its waterside setting offering ... More
 
 
 

Little Venice Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Little Venice.
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Idlewild
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
55 Shirland Road, Little Venice, London W9
Glamourous gastropub with a cocktail bar upstairs, Idlewild in Maida Vale has something for everyone if you enjoy fine dining and casually chic surroundings. From the ... More
 
 
 
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Prince Alfred & Formosa Dining Rooms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
5A Formosa Street, Maida Vale, , Little Venice, London W9
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
Warwick Castle
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Warwick Place, Little Venice, London W9
Big screen on premises.... More
 
 
 

Little Venice Nightlife

Little Venice clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
The E Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Warrington Crescent, Little Venice, London W9
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Steam
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Eastbourne Terrace, Little Venice, London W2
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Little Venice Leisure

Little Venice gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Casa Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
439 Edgware Road, Little Venice, London W2
Come to Casa Spa for a jolly good steam clean. At this down to earth spa, hammam is the speciality and involves a good scrubbing too. ... More
 
 
 

Little Venice Education

in or near Little Venice
Westminster Adult Education Service
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Amberley Road Centre, Amberley Road, Little Venice, London W9
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Westminster Student and Careers Services
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
One-Stop Services, 91-93 Church Street, Little Venice, London NW8
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City of Westminter College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
City of Westminster College , Paddington Green, Little Venice, London W2
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Little Venice Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Little Venice.
Beauchamp Lodge Settlement
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Stowe Centre, 258 Harrow Road, Little Venice, London W2
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Stowe Centre at WAES
London > Business > Venue Hire
258 Harrow Road, Westbourne Green, Little Venice, London W2
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