Is Little Venice made for you? Our guide of the area

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Little Venice is an electoral ward of the City of Westminster. The population at the 2011 Census was 10,633. The ward covers the area south of Maida Vale and north of Paddington, bound by the Westway, Edgware Road and Grand Union Canal. The Regent’s Canal runs through the ward to Little Venice basin, and it is served by Warwick Avenue station on the Bakerloo line, in addition to several bus routes running through the area. There are three primary schools, St Joseph’s RC Primary School, St Saviour’s CofE Primary School and Ark Paddington Green Primary Academy, and one GP surgery in the ward. “

Things that make us love Little Venice

What makes the heart of Little Venice? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Little Venice to help you decide to move in there.

Are the restaurants in Little Venice any good?

Little Venice has a range of different places to eat. From Chinese, Indian or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and if you are a foodie you will surely find what you are looking for here.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Everyman Maida Vale 215 Sutherland Avenue, London 4.3 596
The Warwick Castle 6 Warwick Place, London 4.3 905
Pearl Liang 8 Sheldon Square, London 4.3 1305
The Waterway 54 Formosa Street, London 4.3 2087
The Bridge House 13 Westbourne Terrace Road, Greater, London 4.3 937
The Summerhouse Blomfield Road, London 4.3 1220
The Warrington Hotel Warrington Hotel, 93 Warrington Crescent, London 4.3 924
The Union Paddington 4 Sheldon Square, London 4.3 1893
Zizzi – Paddington Central 17 Sheldon Square, London 4.3 1316
The Westbourne 101 Westbourne Park Villas, London 4.3 614
Starbucks Coffee 15 Sheldon Square, London 4.3 441
Le Cochonnet 1, Lauderdale Parade, London 4.3 491
Cafe Laville 453 Edgware Road, London 4.3 1399
Domino’s Pizza – London – Paddington 378 Edgware Road, London 4.3 294
The Chilworth London Paddington 55 Westbourne Terrace, London 4.3 1058
Smith’s Bar & Grill 25 Sheldon Square, London 4.3 1573
Khan’s 13-15 Westbourne Grove, London 4.3 1734
Elgin – Maida Vale 255 Elgin Avenue, London 4.3 1172
Diyarbakir Sofrasi 458 Edgware Road, London 4.3 624
Maguro Pizza Place, 5 Lanark Place, London 4.3 298

Gyms and leisure centre in the area of Little Venice

More at-home work means more gym-goers. Major chains make staying active in Little Venice easy.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Nuffield Health Paddington Fitness & Wellbeing Gym 2 Sheldon Square, London 4.3 257
Paddington Recreation Ground Randolph Avenue, London 4.3 2112
Little Venice Pilates & Physiotherapy @ Ten Health & Fitness 28 Bristol Gardens, London 4.3 24
Porchester Centre Queensway, Porchester Road, London 4.3 282
Happy Healthy Hoops St Saviour’s C of E Primary School, London 4.3 1
TOTAL KRAV MAGA – Paddington Nuffield Health Paddington Fitness & Wellbeing Gym, 2 Sheldon Square, London 4.3 9
NATURAL DYNAMICS Academy Sport Centre, London 4.3 N/A
Harbour Clubs Notting Hill 1 Alfred Road, London 4.3 214
Bootcamp Pilates Notting Hill 64 Porchester Road, London 4.3 61
Paddington Sports Club Castellain Road, London 4.3 36
The Garden Studio 26 Newton Road, London 4.3 12
Little Venice Sports Centre 10 Crompton Street, London 4.3 231
F45 Training Maida Vale 10 Crompton Street, London 4.3 77
LDN Westbourne Parkito Calisthenics 157 Bourne Terrace, London 4.3 2
Private Yoga London | Lessons with Alonso Seixas Ground Floor Flat, 61 Sutherland Avenue, London 4.3 10
Zumba with Sandy 6-8 Maida Vale, London 4.3 2
Even Flow Lifestyle Fitness 5a, Basement Flat, 5 Thorngate Road, London 4.3 N/A
Crew Culture 64 Porchester Road, London 4.3 8
Exalted Training 7 Eastbourne Terrace, London 4.3 12
Leap Parkour Park 1 Alfred Road, London 4.3 6

Where can you buy groceries in the area

Perhaps one of the most common amenities in Little Venice would be supermarkets. Below, you will be able to tell what type of supermarket there are in Little Venice and what company operates here.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Londis 875 Harrow Road, London 4.2 38
Poziomka 30-32 High Street, London 3.9 121
Lloyd’s Groceries 104 Craven Park, London 4.6 52
Tesco Superstore Unit 2, Harlesden Plaza, Tavistock Road, London 3.7 193
Iceland Supermarket Harlesden 71-75 High Street, London 4.1 921
Blue Mountain Peak 2A, 8 Craven Park Road, London 3.7 137
Way 2 Save 37-41 High Street, London 4.1 1136
Supersave 82 High Street, London 5 2
Saving Cravings Unit 9, Harlesden mall, 21 High Street Harlesden, London N/A N/A
Deli Tamariz 24 Craven Park Road, London 4.6 96
Master’s Supermarket 1, Library Parade, Craven Park Road, London 4.1 7
Kotoko Mini Market 126 Craven Park, London 3 9
Sima Food & Wine 151-153 Fortunegate Road, London 4.4 35
Raj Food & Wine Store 144 Harlesden Road, London 4.3 40

Museums & Galleries

The vitality of a community stems from its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to Little Venice, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. They offer delightful weekend activities and contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of the region.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Lord’s MCC Cricket Museum Lord’s Cricket Ground, Saint John’s Wood Road, London 4.8 13

Are there any good pubs in Little Venice?

Being Londoners ourselves, at Cozee, we hold a strong bond with our regular visits to the local pub every week. Why should your experience be any different in your new home? That’s why we’ve thoroughly tested and reviewed all the pubs in Little Venice. While we didn’t get the chance to personally visit each one, we certainly wish we could have. Here’s the curated list of the finest pubs in Little Venice.

Pub name Name Address Description
Bayswater Arms 99 Queensway Bayswater W2 4QH Bayswater is a corruption of Bayard’s Watering, the chief spring of the district situated near Queensway and from which in 1439 a conduit was built to supply the City of London with water. Now the eponymous pub is an air-conditioned haven from the bustle of Queensway. Faux Victorian interior, with dark wall coverings sporting framed photographs of local Edwardian street scenes and the area’s well-known former residents, contrasts with the 60s block in which this pub occupies the corner. Plenty of tables on a mixture of carpeted and painted wooden floors and a menu of pub-grub food attract in tourists and other passing trade as well as the regulars. Note that the licence does not allow sale of alcohol before 10am Monday to Saturday or noon on Sunday.
Champion 1 Wellington Terrace Bayswater W2 4LW Built in 1838 and opposite the security-protected road on the northern side of Kensington Gardens, this is the nearest pub to Kensington Palace. In warm weather the front windows are often opened onto the bar room with its mixture dining tables and chairs, and the pub has a light and airy feel. There is reasonable space for vertical drinkers. A plush basement area leads on to a sunken beer garden, with patio heaters lit in cold weather. Three ale handpumps but often now only one ale available, likely to be London Pride. Note that this venue has a good food reputation and is a popular pub, particularly on Friday evenings and at weekends, and it may be advisable to book a table in advance.
Cow 89 Westbourne Park Rd Bayswater W2 5QH Built in 1858 as the Railway Tavern, which it remained until 1992. Possibly re-named after the drovers who used to take their cattle on the hoof to Smithfield Market. The pub is owned by the Conran family and is famous for its house-speciality oysters and seafood menu generally. There is an unpretentious smallish ground-floor bar with a good real ale reputation; and a first floor restaurant serving an excellent fish stew. Food times given are for the saloon bar; restaurant hours are different, see venue website.
Kings Head 33 Moscow Road Bayswater W2 4AH First licensed in 1822 and rebuilt in 1926. Traditional community pub, hosting regular theme nights and charity events. Wooden beams and panelling create a comfortable and spacious feel. This is somewhere to wind down after shopping in busy, cosmopolitan Queensway. There is a good range of foreign beers on offer and branded glasses are used whenever possible. Three real ales are usually on, and another handpump may be used for cider. Meals are served throughout the day.
Leinster Arms 17 Leinster Terrace Bayswater W2 3EU Grade II listed pub built in 1856 as the Scotch Stores and renamed 18 years later. The facade is impressive, with the pub’s name extending across the arch to the adjacent mews. Inside there is a fascinating collection of prints, portraits and paintings. The rear area has a notable brewery mirror. The beer range features a changing guest ale – beer mats and pump clips on display are evidence of previous brews. Five handpumps but not all ales may be available depending on demand. There is a wide food offering including lunchtime sandwiches, pub favourites, afternoon tea, and a dog menu! A vintage car club meets here every month. Popular with tourists. If you are in this category you may qualify for a “Regulars and Locals Loyalty Card” here.
Phoenix 51 Moscow Road Bayswater W2 4AL Deservedly popular, comfortable, upmarket pub serving the well-heeled locals as well as the visitors who choose to venture the short distance off Queensway. A variety of seating, floor coverings and degree of modernisation lend character to each the three distinct areas of the bar. Guest ales may also be available and are chosen very much in accordance with the demands of the regulars.
Prince Alfred 112 Queensway Bayswater W2 3RR Light and airy open plan bar refurbished in 1999. The first floor bar can be used for functions and there is an outside seating area from which cosmopolitan Bayswater can be observed. The building dates from 1852 and was named after Queen Victoria’s second son. Live music Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights. Two handpumps, one being used by Thatcher’s Sam’s Cider in Aug 23.
Prince Bonaparte 80 Chepstow Road Bayswater W2 5BE Large gastropub with a U-shaped counter and open plan kitchen, with varied seating and in an Art-Deco style. The rear area features separate dining-tables. The modern menu uses seasonal ingredients and includes Sunday roasts. It was reported in early 2023 and again in August 2023 that only one cask ale was available. Clientele is mainly young and upmarket and often with a French contingent. Built in 1850, it was formerly the Artesian, truly a well-named pub.
Prince Edward 73 Princes Square Bayswater W2 4NY Built in 1858 as the Princes Hotel on the corner of a leafy Victorian square. The Prince Edward now has a smartly furnished lounge with some comfortable leather armchairs, plenty of tables and chairs and a central island bar. Many interesting 19th-century photos of London and old prints, etched glass mirrors and coloured glass panels adorn the interior. A wide food menu is offered including breakfasts, a kid’s menu, bar snacks, sandwiches, and pub favourites. Note that alcohol is not available before noon on Sundays.
Princess Royal 47 Hereford Road Bayswater W2 5AH Following a period as Pomona’s, this site reopened in March 2022 with its original name, the Princess Royal. The present incarnation, as part of the small Cubitt House chain of London pubs, is very much food, wine and cocktail focussed, but with a range of keg beers and three real ales. The refurbishment during the prior closure included some restoration of original features, including the exposure of the pub name mosaic in the entrance porch. The premises are now expensively furnished and offer elegant and comfortable facilities inside and outside for drinkers and diners alike. Upholstered stools flank the solid wooden horse-shoe bar with original tiles and polished timber flooring, red arm chairs fill the window and variously-sized tables are close by, affording ample space for drinkers inside or outside the pleasant front terrace. Bar or table service is provided by charming and helpful uniformed staff.
Westbourne 101 Westbourne Park Villas Bayswater W2 5ED 1852 building with modern basic furnishing and decor featuring wooden tables and chairs and exposed floorboards. French window type frontage. Now a popular food-oriented gastropub with daily changing menus. Traditional bar snacks and daily tapas are also offered. Supper club special on Monday nights. The Westbourne is close to the end and judging point of the route of the Notting Hill Carnival.
Bridge House 13 Westbourne Terrace Road Maida Vale W2 6NG Dating from 1848, the Bridge House as its name implies is adjacent to a bridge, the Horse Bridge, over the Grand Union Canal (Paddington Arm) at its junction with the Regents Canal at Little Venice. The Bridge House is an appealing mix of old-style pub – a good solid bar counter, wooden floor and paneling, and old mirrors (Bass, and note H D Rawlings High Class Mineral Waters ‘as served to His Majesty the King’ above the fire place) – and modern. There’s a chandelier in the front bay window, grey painted walls above a dark painted rail, high tables and chairs, low easy chairs, as well as more normal tables and chairs, and fairy lights around the back bar together with somewhat oddly red pendant lights above the counter. There’s an extensive food menu for lunch and dinner. The craft beer selection varies regularly both on tap and bottled. There are occasional brewery residencies. While it’s not over intrusive there is background music and it can be turned up into the evening. And don’t forget the Canal Cafe Theatre, a separate operation above the pub: http://www.canalcafetheatre.com/

In Little Venice, is there a lot of green space?

Big green spaces cover the UK and London. However, it may be hard to work out just how much green space there is by just looking at a map. Here is a table below that shows you the green space of Little Venice in more detail.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Paddington Recreation Ground Randolph Avenue, London 4.6 2112
Crescent Garden 2.2, 19 Eastbourne Terrace, London N/A N/A
St Mary’s Churchyard, Paddington Paddington Green, London 4.3 60
Aaron Hands gardens 24 Clifton Villas, London 5 2
Crescent Garden 1 Warrington Crescent, London 5 2
The Formosa Garden Sutherland Avenue, London 5 2
Little Venice Island Gardens London 4.8 16
Little Venice Opposite, 42 Blomfield Road, London 4.7 37
Triangle Garden 58C Clifton Gardens, London 5 1
Rembrandt Gardens Little Venice 6 Warwick Avenue, London 4.4 2003
Nearby park Ellwood Court, 9 Clearwell Drive, London 4.4 5
Sutherland South Garden Sutherland Avenue, London N/A N/A
Urban Gardens Direct 17 Clifton Road, Greater, London N/A N/A
Poet’s corner 85A Warrington Crescent, London 3.5 2
Stone Wharf 2 Harrow Road, London 4.8 9
The Bug Hotel, Bloomfield Garden with Edward Wilson Primary School Senior Street, London N/A N/A
Westbourne Green Open Space 157 Bourne Terrace, London 4.5 257
Living Wall 11 Sheldon Square, London 5 2
Orange Park Marylebone, London 4.4 16
Porchester Square 29 Porchester Square, London 4.2 143

What kind of things are there to do in the city of Little Venice?

It could be that Little Venice has a lively atmosphere with many activities happening and there are ways to find this out. To discover what to do in your area, we recommend looking at sites like Timeout that list weekly events in Little Venice. We want to make finding things easy, so here’s a link to see upcoming happenings in Little Venice. Also, knowing what’s available in Little Venice and where helps when getting to know a new place. That’s why we made a map with property price info from this article to simplify your search.

In Little Venice, what things may you need?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Little Venice name before moving in the neighbourhood.

In Little Venice, what schools are nearby?

Having a nearby school is a plus when moving. Below are schools located by Little Venice. This table is especially important to pay attention to if you are trying to find a place for your child to learn in the next few years.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
City of Westminster College, Paddington Green Campus 25 Paddington Green, London 3.3 213
Paddington Academy 50 Marylands Road, London 2.8 72
Gateway Academy Gateway Academy, 4 Capland Street, London 4.6 16
Our Lady of Dolours R C School 19 Cirencester Street, London 4.5 10
St Saviour’s C of E Primary School Shirland Road, London 5 6
Kumon Maths & English Amberley Clubroom, Clearwell Drive, London 5 8
St Mary Magdalene and St Stephen’s CE Primary School Rowington Close, London 4.2 5
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Maida Vale Lanark Road, London 5 4
Mylittleboarders Royal Oak Skate Park, Torquay Street, London 4.9 30
Phileas Fox Nursery School Saint Mary’s Square, London 5 7
Westminster Academy 255 Harrow Road, London 3.4 64
College 14 424 Edgware Road, London N/A N/A
Sara Chiminelli 19 Orchardson Street, London N/A N/A
International Society of Change Leaders Apartment 114, Munkenbeck Building, 5 Hermitage Street, London N/A N/A
Paddington Sports Club Castellain Road, London 4.4 36
Byron Court Lanhill Road, London 5 2
Westminster Adult Education Service 219 Lisson Grove, London 3.9 132
L’Ecole Bilingue Elementary St David’s, Welsh Church, Saint Mary’s Terrace, London 4.8 6
St Stephen’s Church of England Primary School 91-99 Westbourne Park Road, London 3.7 7
Les Petites Etoiles Bilingual Montessori – Paddington 170 Gloucester Terrace, London 4.7 31

Health amenities that are in Little Venice

Little Venice has 20 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
St Mary’s Hospital Praed Street, London 3.4 876
Westminster Learning Disability Partnership 2nd floor, 215 Lisson Grove, London N/A N/A
Grand Union Health Centre 209 Harrow Road, London 4.2 187
SHEN TING ACUPUNCTURE 115 John Aird Court, London 5 1
Lanark Medical Centre 165 Lanark Road, London 1.8 46
London Doctors Clinic Private GP Office 429, 4th floor, 1 Kingdom Street, London 4.2 147
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust The Bays, South Wharf Road, London 2.9 19
Imperial College Healthcare Private Care South Wharf Road, London 2.2 9
Mr Ali Taghi, ENT, Consultant Ear Nose And throat surgeon Lindo Wing, South Wharf Road 5 115
The London Bariatric Centre The Lindo Wing, St Mary’s Hospital, Praed Street, London N/A N/A
Woodfield Road Medical Centre. 7e Woodfield Road, London 2.8 23
Paddington Green Health Centre 4 Princess Louise Close, London 3.3 84
Maida Vale Medical Centre. 40, Biddulph Mansions, Elgin Mews North, London 2.1 71
Westminster Cardiac Centre 4b Maida Vale, London 4.2 5
London General Surgery Clinic St Mary’s Hospital, The Lindo Wing, Praed Street, London 3.7 3
Test 28 Bristol Gardens, London N/A N/A
Maida Vale health centre 4b Maida Vale, London N/A N/A
Dr Z Ahmed – Maida Vale Medical Centre Biddulph Mansions, Elgin Avenue, London N/A N/A
The Regenerative Clinic Living Room Health, 10 Eastbourne Terrace, London 3.6 447
Living Room Health Ground Level, 10 Eastbourne Terrace, London 4.4 41

Post offices in the area of Little Venice

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages easy. In a post office you can do things like exchange currency, post your packages, buy everyday items and even redirect your mail. It is likely you will use one at some point if you were to move in to the area so we have compiled the post offices nearby in a table below so you know if this area is the right place for you.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Edgware Road Post Office 354, 356 Edgware Road, London 4.9 2157
Clifton Road Post Office 19 Clifton Road, London 2.8 24
Royal Mail Priority Postbox 115 Maida Vale, London 5 1
Castellain Road Post Office 77 Castellain Road, London 1.4 49
swifts express logistics 326 Queensway, London 0 0
Westbourne Grove Customer Service Point Royal Mail, Customer Service Point, 16a Westbourne Grove, London 2.6 84

In Little Venice, what tube and train stations are nearby?

Most want transit less than a 15 minute walk from home. We put together train and tube stations in Little Venice to help find the optimal area for you. It could be that you don’t mind walking or it could be that public transport is necessary for you to get around.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Paddington Praed Street, London 4.4 3894
Warwick Avenue Warwick Avenue, London 4.3 64
Royal Oak Underground Ltd, Royal Oak Station, Lord Hills Bridge, London 3.8 50
Maida Vale Underground Ltd, Maida Vale Station, Elgin Avenue, London 4.2 49
Paddington London 4.2 6

What areas are nearby?

You could find your new neighbourhood in an area that is nearby and similar to Little Venice. Check out some of our other guides on places nearby so you’re sure your ideal place to buy a property isn’t next door.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
South Kensington See the guide here
Knightsbridge See the guide here
Kensington See the guide here
Holland Park See the guide here
Shepherds Bush See the guide here
Hyde Park See the guide here
Royal Academy See the guide here
Mayfair (south) See the guide here
Mayfair (north) See the guide here
Grosvenor Square See the guide here
Regent Street See the guide here
Bayswater See the guide here
Soho (south east) See the guide here
Soho (north west) See the guide here
Hanover Square See the guide here
Notting Hill See the guide here
Marylebone See the guide here
Great Portland Street See the guide here
Harley Street See the guide here
Fitzrovia See the guide here
Sarratt See the guide here
Northaw See the guide here
University College London See the guide here
Lisson Grove See the guide here
Maida Vale See the guide here
St John’s Wood See the guide here
Kensal Green See the guide here
Queen’s Park See the guide here
Camden Town See the guide here
Kilburn See the guide here
Primrose Hill See the guide here
Swiss Cottage See the guide here
Chalk Farm See the guide here
Brondesbury See the guide here
Belsize Park See the guide here
Frognal See the guide here
South Kensington See the guide here
Knightsbridge See the guide here
Kensington See the guide here
Holland Park See the guide here
Shepherds Bush See the guide here
Hyde Park See the guide here
Royal Academy See the guide here
Mayfair (south) See the guide here
Mayfair (north) See the guide here
Grosvenor Square See the guide here
Regent Street See the guide here
Bayswater See the guide here
Soho (south east) See the guide here
Soho (north west) See the guide here
Hanover Square See the guide here
Notting Hill See the guide here
Marylebone See the guide here
Great Portland Street See the guide here
Harley Street See the guide here

Are you looking to buy or sell a property in this area? Have a look at our detailed analysis of the postcodes below

Postcode area Link to our property price guide
W2 See our property price guide for W2
W9 See our property price guide for W9

What do you think about Little Venice?

It would be great to hear what you think about Little Venice. Especially if you live there or have lived there in the past. Your opinion could really help as other people moving in could read this article and I’d also helps us understand you. So, we’d love your opinion of Little Venice below. Please leave some feedback if you have a moment

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