London area of W9 guide

What to do and where to stay in London's W9 neighbourhood

The residential district of Maida Vale and Warwick Avenue is the main presence in W9, falling between Kilburn and St John's Wood. The area is mainly quite affluent, consisting of many large Victorian and Edwardian blocks of mansion flats. The area is characterised by wide tree-lined avenues, large communal gardens and red-brick mansion blocks, not to forget the picturesque Little Venice, the junction between Regent's Canal and the Paddington arm of the Grand Union Canal. Maida Vale is home to some of the BBC's radio studios. The building on Delaware Road is in fact one of the BBC's earliest locations, pre-dating Broadcasting House in White City, and was the centre of the BBC radio news service during the Second World War. There are seven music and radio drama studios and some were famously home to John Peel's BBC Radio 1 Peel Sessions. Staying on the music theme, the area is also a haven for British rock royalty with names such as Jarvis Cocker, Robert Smith and Paul Weller all thought to live nearby.

See our recommended nearby W9 Hotels, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Leisure, and Education.

W9 Hotels

in or near W9
Best Western Maitrise Maida Vale Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
53-59 Kilburn High Road, NW6
Located in North London, just a 2-minute walk from Kilburn Park Tube station, the Best Western Maitrise Maida Vale hotel offers value for money and 58 ... More
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

W9 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's W9
Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Maida Vale
London > Shopping > Specialists
123 Shirland Road, Maida Vale, W9, 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
Grand Union Pets
London > Shopping > Pet Care
174 Shirland Road, W9, London W9
Grand Union Pets offer holistic grooming for cats and dogs in a calm and relaxed atmosphere using only the finest natural products. They also manufacture their ... More
Moreno Wines
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
26 Macroom Road, W9, London W9
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W9 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near W9 London?
Meson Bilbao
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
33 Malvern Road, W9, London NW6
Spanish cuisine. ... More
The Vale
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
99 Chippenham Road, W9, London W9
Modern European cuisine. Booking advised. Separate room for parties. ... More
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
119 Shirland Road, W9, London W9
Modern British cuisine ... More

W9 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London W9.
The Chippenham
London > Nightlife > Pubs
207 Shirland Road, W9, London W9
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The Elgin
London > Nightlife > Pubs
255 Elgin Avenue, Maida Vale, W9, London W9
A pub and restaurant that serves good British food and hosts weekly events. ... More
Grand Union
London > Nightlife > Pubs
45 Woodfield Road, W9, London W9
In a not particularly lovely area, this pub stands out as a particularly pleasant place to pass a lazy summer afternoon. The pub was completely re-done ... More

W9 Leisure

W9 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Iyengar Yoga Institute
London > Leisure > Fitness
223a Randolph Avenue, W9, London W9
The only purpose-built yoga centre in Europe boasts two yoga studios with underfloor heating. The specially designed skylights, built into the building's structure, make maximum use ... More
Paddington Recreation Ground
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Grantully Road, W9, London W9
Public Fitness Club, Playground Basketball" Pertemps Bullets Basketball Birmingham ,"8 Aston Hall Road, Aston... More
Paddington Recreation Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Randolph Avenue, Paddington, W9, London W9
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W9 Education

in or near W9
London School of Journalism
London > Education > Evening Classes
126 Shirland Road, Maida Vale, W9, London W9
Classes in journalism and writing... More
London School of Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
126 Shirland Road, Maida Vale, W9, London W9
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London School of Counselling and Psychotherapy
London > Education > Professional Training
Head Office, 218D Randolph Avenue, W9, London W9
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