London area of Maida Vale guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Maida Vale neighbourhood

The peaceful boulevards of Maida Vale seem to belong in a different, less crowded city than the rest of London (though closer examination reveals that most of the palatial Edwardian houses have in fact been split into flats), where children can play in the street without fear of traffic. The most famous of these streets is Abbey Road, where the Beatles recorded their later albums, and took the photo for one of the iconic album covers of the twentieth century. The southern end of the neighbourhood is marked by Regent’s Canal and the area known as Little Venice, where a huge community of houseboats form their own hippy village in the midst of some of London’s most desirable property. Keep going south and you'll reach Queensway and Paddington with its profusion of hotels and public transport.

See our recommended nearby Maida Vale Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Maida Vale Hotels

in or near Maida Vale
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, W2
Located in the Paddington Central area and a few minutes walk from Paddington Station this contemporary hotel has 206 modern rooms and its own restaurant and ... More
 
 
 

Maida Vale Entertainment

in or near Maida Vale
Canal Cafe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Canal Cafe Theatre, The Bridge House Pub, Delamere Terrace, Little Venice, Maida Vale, 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, Maida Vale, 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
 
 
 

Maida Vale Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Maida Vale
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Jason's Canal Boat Trip
London > Attractions > Boats
Jason's Wharf, Opposite 60 Blomfield Road, Maida Vale, 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
 
 
 
 

Maida Vale Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Maida Vale
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Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Maida Vale
London > Shopping > Specialists
123 Shirland Road, Maida Vale, Maida Vale, London W9
A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ... More
 
 
 
Moreno Wines
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
11 Marylands Road, Maida Vale, London W9
Specialising in Spanish wine ... More
 
 
 
Glauca Rossi
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
10 Sutherland Avenue, Maida Vale, London W9
Makeovers... More
 
 
 

Maida Vale Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Maida Vale London?
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The Waterway
London > Restaurants > Scandinavian restaurants
54 - 56 Formosa Street, Little Venice, Maida Vale, 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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Prince Alfred & Formosa Dining Rooms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
5A Formosa Street, Maida Vale, Maida Vale, London W9
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Red Pepper
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
8 Formosa Street, Maida Vale, London W9
Pizza & Pasta ... More
 
 
 

Maida Vale Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Maida Vale.
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Idlewild
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
55 Shirland Road, Maida Vale, 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, Maida Vale, London W9
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
The Chippenham
London > Nightlife > Pubs
207 Shirland Road, Maida Vale, London W9
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Maida Vale Nightlife

Maida Vale clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
The E Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Warrington Crescent, Maida Vale, London W9
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Maida Vale Leisure

Maida Vale gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
 
 
 
Paddington Sports Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Castellain Road, Maida Vale, Maida Vale, London W9
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Next Generation Carlton Club
London > Leisure > Fitness
1 Alfred Road, Maida Vale, London W2
Fitness Club ... More
 
 
 

Maida Vale Education

in or near Maida Vale
Westminster Adult Education Service
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Amberley Road Centre, Amberley Road, Maida Vale, London W9
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London School of Journalism
London > Education > Evening Classes
126 Shirland Road, Maida Vale, Maida Vale, London W9
Classes in journalism and writing... More
 
 
 
London School of Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
126 Shirland Road, Maida Vale, Maida Vale, London W9
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Maida Vale Meeting Venues

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