Little venice area guide

The tranquil, tree-lined canals are home to a community of colourful narrowboats and stuccoed early Victorian villas

Little Venice History

You wouldn’t expect a canal junction to be a beauty spot, but Little Venice is one of London’s lovely places. The tranquil, tree-lined canals are home to a community of colourful narrowboats and stuccoed early Victorian villas form a classical backdrop.

Small wonder that Little Venice has always been popular with poets. It was Lord Byron who first compared it with Venice, and Robert Browning lived here when he returned from Italy after the tragically early death of his wife, Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The poet laureate John Masefield lived in Maida Avenue for many years.

Little Venice Property Guide

Little Venice Property

Houses and flats in the area are always in demand, and canal views command a high premium. The development of the Paddington Basin at the end of one of the canals just a few hundred yards away has been a major boost to Little Venice, allowing executives at Marks & Spencer and Orange to live within walking distance of work.

Little Venice Transport

Little Venice is served by a number of tube stations, including Warwick Avenue, Paddington and Royal Oak. Little Venice is also very convenient for Paddington Station and the bullet train to Heathrow.

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