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Little VeniceLondon

Wander along the waterways of this wealthy London district to see grand mansions and quaint houseboats.

True to its name, canals carve up the picturesque terrain of Little Venice. Boat trips offer views of affluent neighborhoods fringed with lovely trees and waterways. Stroll along the canals and pick your favorite narrowboat from the rows of colorful vessels moored here.

Take a boat trip on the canal for views of the impressive mansions along the shore. Note landmarks such as the Lord’s Cricket Ground, Winfield House and the London Central Mosque.

Learn about the history of this scenic area and its name. Dating back to the early 19th century, the canals were part of an initiative to develop new transport links across England. Poets Robert Browning and Lord Byron have both been credited with comparing this area of London to the Italian city of canals.

Relax at a waterside café and enjoy a pleasant vista of the canal. Walk alongside the canal to reach the series of locks at Regent’s Canal and Grand Union and see where they join the River Thames. A little to the north of Little Venice is Primrose Hill, which has famous views of central London.

Attend a comedy performance at the Canal Café Theatre or see a children’s show at the Puppet Theatre Barge, which is moored in Little Venice from October to July. Hop on the boat service to London Zoo, home to one of the largest collections of animals in the U.K.

Walk north for 1 mile (2 kilometers) from Warwick Avenue to reach Abbey Road, an iconic site known for its appearance on the cover of the Beatles’ namesake album.

Little Venice is in the northwestern part of London, just north of Paddington and southwest of Regent’s Park. Ride a bus to one of the many stops in the neighborhood, or take the London Underground here.

Relish the tranquil and relaxing atmosphere of Little Venice, a welcome contrast to the fast pace of the business district and other central parts of London.

Top hotels in Little Venice

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Colonnade
The Colonnade
4 out of 5
2 Warrington Crescent, Little Venice, London, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £50 per night

Located in Paddington, this boutique hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, and Oxford Street. Baker Street and Regent's Park are also ...

3.6/5Good! (1,047 reviews)

"The hotel exterior was clean and rather grand;the public area and reception station were interesting and I was greeted warmly by charming staff. On finding myself in possession of two irons but NO KETTLE I was attended to without delay, even receiving the kettle full of water and in next to no time. ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

The Colonnade
London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale
London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale
4 out of 5
Plaza Parade, Maida Vale, London, England

Located in City of Westminster, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Regent's Park, Baker Street and ZSL London Zoo. Marble Arch and Madame Tussaud's ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,474 reviews)

"Really lovely hotel with very helpful staff. I would very much recommend a visit"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale
Paddington Green - Concept Serviced Apartments
Paddington Green - Concept Serviced Apartments
3.5 out of 5
18 Paddington Green, London, England

Located in London City Centre, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Oxford Street, Baker Street and Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. Marble Arch and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (466 reviews)

"Positives: very clean, basic kitchen, freshly decorated to good standard. Negatives: room 1 in the basement have a view from the windows into underground parking with very loud squicky roller access doors waking me up at night. Improvement area: 3 light switches next to the bed but only 1 is working ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2020

Paddington Green - Concept Serviced Apartments
PubLove @ The Green Man - Hostel
PubLove @ The Green Man - Hostel
2 out of 5
308 Edgware Road, London, England

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Oxford Street, Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum and Baker Street. Park Lane and Marble Arch ...

3/5 (106 reviews)

"Great pub/hostel, remodeled and very clean (the pictures posted match the reality), awesome staff, and next door to the Edgware Underground Station. Would definitely stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan 2020

PubLove @ The Green Man - Hostel
The Maitrise Hotel Edgware Road
The Maitrise Hotel Edgware Road
4 out of 5
346-348 EDGWARE ROAD, London, England
The price is £120 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Hyde Park, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Buckingham Palace and The British Museum. Westminster ...

3/5 (207 reviews)

"The staff was phenomenal! We were told the only room left in the entire hotel was downstairs in the basement.. this requires us to take an elevator down to the basement and it smelled when we got to the landing. The room was clean however was tiny."…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2020

The Maitrise Hotel Edgware Road
Z O Properties Maida Vale
Z O Properties Maida Vale
3 out of 5
12 Elin Avenue Maida Vale, London, England

Located in City of Westminster, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park and Kensington Palace. Kensington High Street ...

4.1/5Very Good! (7 reviews)

"Convenience Spacious but a bit noise at night"…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2019

Z O Properties Maida Vale

Popular places to visit in Little Venice

Hyde Park
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Hyde Park

4.5/5(1,861 reviews)

Once the private hunting grounds of a king, London's most famous park is today a place where everyone can enjoy gardens, monuments and music performances. 

The Shard
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The Shard

4.5/5(419 reviews)

Ascend to the observation deck of one of the tallest skyscrapers in Europe for unparalleled views of the London cityscape.

Buckingham Palace
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Buckingham Palace

4.5/5(1,002 reviews)

Britain’s most famous home, the luxurious personal residence and workplace of Queen Elizabeth II, is open to all.

Big Ben
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Big Ben

4/5(1,061 reviews)

One of London’s most resounding landmarks is a treasured emblem of England.

Tower of London
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Tower of London

4.5/5(910 reviews)

One of the world’s most well-preserved medieval castles, this historic building is known for its fascinating and gruesome history.

O2 Arena
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O2 Arena

4.5/5(625 reviews)

Attend music and sports events, see a movie or go bowling in one of the busiest arenas in the world, situated inside this iconic dome by the River Thames.

Top things to do in Little Venice

Plaza Premium Lounge at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) - Terminal
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Plaza Premium Lounge at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) - Terminal

76% of travellers recommend
£31
Per adult
London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

78% of travellers recommend
£39
Per adult
London Eye Experience Tickets
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London Eye Experience Tickets

82% of travellers recommend
£28
Per adult
St Paul's Cathedral Skip-the-Line Tickets
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St Paul's Cathedral Skip-the-Line Tickets

86% of travellers recommend
£7
Per adult
See London By Night Bus Tour
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See London By Night Bus Tour

84% of travellers recommend
£24
Per adult
Hard Rock Cafe London Dining with Priority Seating
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Hard Rock Cafe London Dining with Priority Seating

90% of travellers recommend
£25
Per adult

Other areas in London

Paddington showing a city and a square or plaza

Paddington

Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park are top sights in Paddington, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Paddington (Circle and Hammersmith & City lines) Station or Paddington Underground Station to see more sights in the area.

Paddington
Notting Hill as well as a large group of people

Notting Hill

4.5/5Wonderful!(28 area reviews)

Notting Hill is highly notable for its beautiful gardens, and you might want to visit top sights like Kensington Gardens and Queensway. See more of London by jumping on the metro at Ladbroke Grove Underground Station or Latimer Road Underground Station.

Notting Hill
Admiralty Arch showing heritage architecture

City of Westminster

4.5/5Wonderful!(2,563 area reviews)

Marble Arch and Park Lane are a few top attractions in City of Westminster. Hop around the city on the metro at Marble Arch Underground Station or Bond Street Underground Station and check out the area's fascinating museums, popular shops and acclaimed art galleries.

City of Westminster
Camden Town featuring a city and outdoor eating

Camden

4/5Very Good!(669 area reviews)

Russell Square and Oxford Street are a few top attractions in Camden. Hop around the city on the metro at Chalk Farm Underground Station or Belsize Park Underground Station and check out the area's fascinating museums, beautiful gardens and popular shops.

Camden
Kensington Gardens featuring a park

Kensington

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,515 area reviews)

Kensington High Street and Kensington Palace are a few top attractions in Kensington. Hop around the city on the metro at High Street Kensington Station or Gloucester Road Underground Station and check out the area's fascinating museums, beautiful gardens and charming cafes.

Kensington
Mayfair

Mayfair

Travellers love Mayfair for its popular shops, and you can see more of London by jumping on the metro at Green Park Underground Station or Bond Street Underground Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Piccadilly and Park Lane.

Mayfair