Little Venice

Maida Vale, Little Venice, London W2 | 9 minutes walk from Paddington

As the name suggests, Little Venice is interspersed with waterways and features some superb restaurants, bars and cafes lending the whole area a cosmopolitan, laid back feel. When Robert Browning coined the term Little Venice he was describing the point where the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal meets the Regents Canal. However it now refers to the whole area at the south of Maida Vale. 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.Madame Tussauds