How is life in Maida Vale? A thorough guide of the neighbourhood

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Maida Vale is an affluent residential district in West London, England, north of Paddington, south-west of St John’s Wood and south of Kilburn, on the Edgware Road. It is part of the City of Westminster and is 3.1 miles (5.0 km) north-west of Charing Cross. It has many late Victorian and Edwardian blocks of mansion flats. The area is home to the BBC Maida Vale Studios. “

What type of amenities may you need in Maida Vale?

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

Schools around Maida Vale

Having a nearby school is ideal when relocating. Below is a list of schools located within Maida Vale

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Paddington Academy 50 Marylands Road, London 2.8 72
The American School in London 1 Waverley Place, London 4.4 25
St George’s School Lanark Road, London 2.9 58
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Maida Vale Lanark Road, London 5 4
Mansergh Hall 26 Hill Road, London N/A N/A
London Early Years 86 Carlton Hill, London N/A N/A
St Augustine’s CE High School Kilburn Park Road, London 4 18
مركز اسلامي لندن Islamic Centre of England, 140 Maida Vale, London 3.7 3
Anglo-Russian Pre-school 16A Abbey Road, London N/A N/A
BrightStar Day Nursery 1 Stafford Road, London 4.2 5
Kumon Maths & English Amberley Clubroom, Clearwell Drive, London 5 8
St Saviour’s C of E Primary School Shirland Road, London 5 6
Byron Court Lanhill Road, London 5 2
BrainyBots Tuition Pentland Road, London 4 2
Blossom Kidz Birthday Parties Units 1-4 The Parade Regents Plaza, Kilburn High Road, London N/A N/A
Abacus Ark Nursery Schools, Maida Vale Regents Plaza Apartments, Units 1-4 The Parade, Kilburn High Road, London 5 16
Paddington Sports Club Castellain Road, London 4.4 36
St Mary Magdalene and St Stephen’s CE Primary School Rowington Close, London 4.2 5
Emma Woollard Studio 18 Saltram Crescent, London N/A N/A
Arnold House School 1 Loudoun Road, London 4.2 9

Medical institutions in Maida Vale

Maida Vale 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 John & St Elizabeth Hospital London 60 Grove End Road, London 4.2 386
Cardiac Clinic St John & St Elizabeth Hospital, 60 Grove End Road, London N/A N/A
Lanark Medical Centre 165 Lanark Road, London 1.8 46
Dr N Forrest – Kilburn Park Medical Centre 12 Cambridge Gardens, London N/A N/A
London Norwich Spine Clinic Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, 60 Grove End Road, St John’s Wood, London NW8 9NH AND Norwich Spire Hospital, Old Watton Road, Norwich N/A N/A
Mr Neil S Tolley 60 Grove End Road, London 3.7 3
Hernia Clinic St John & St Elizabeth Hospital, 60 Grove End Road, London 4 3
London’s Specialist Allergy Centre 60 Grove End Road, London N/A N/A
Private GP Practice St John & St Elizabeth Hospital, 60 Grove End Road, London 5 1
The Wellington Hospital Rehabilitation Centre, part of HCA Healthcare UK The Wellington Hospital – North Building – HCA Healthcare, North Building, 27 Circus Road, London 3.7 27
HP Homecare 45 Circus Road, London 4.7 12
Maida Vale Medical Centre. 40, Biddulph Mansions, Elgin Mews North, London 2.1 71
Westminster Cardiac Centre 4b Maida Vale, London 4.2 5
Dr Z Ahmed – Maida Vale Medical Centre Biddulph Mansions, Elgin Avenue, London N/A N/A
Maida Vale health centre 4b Maida Vale, London N/A N/A
Test 28 Bristol Gardens, London N/A N/A
Shoulder Clinic St John & St Elizabeth Hospital, 60 Grove End Road, London N/A N/A
Gynaecology Clinic St John & St Elizabeth Hospital, 60 Grove End Road, London 4.3 6
Knee Clinic St John & St Elizabeth Hospital, 60 Grove End Road, London 3 5
Dr Lee Noimark 60 Grove End Road, London N/A N/A

Post offices in and around the area of Maida Vale

Want to send and receive parcels easily? There is no better way to do that than having a post office nearby. Not only do they provide post services but post office in Maida Vale can provide a wide range of services such as: sending money or subscribing post insurance. Here is the list of post offices in your next area

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Royal Mail 16 Blenheim Terrace, London 2.3 30
Kilburn Delivery Office Royal Mail Kilburn Delivery Office, 5 Coventry Close, London 3.5 261
Royal Mail Priority Postbox 115 Maida Vale, London 5 1
Castellain Road Post Office 77 Castellain Road, London 1.4 49
Clifton Road Post Office 19 Clifton Road, London 2.8 24
Kilburn Park Post Office 29 Malvern Road, London 4.4 59

Tube & Train stations nearby Maida Vale

Most want transit less than a 15 minute walk from home. We put together train and tube stations in Maida Vale 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
Kilburn High Road Greater, Kilburn High Road, London 4.4 37
Maida Vale Underground Ltd, Maida Vale Station, Elgin Avenue, London 4.2 49
Warwick Avenue Warwick Avenue, London 4.3 64
Kilburn Park Kilburn Park Station Underground Ltd, Cambridge Avenue, London 4.2 67
St. John’s Wood United Kingdom 4.2 95

How’s the local life around Maida Vale

There are always activities happening in lively Maida Vale. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Maida Vale page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Maida Vale snapshot.

In the city of Maida Vale, what kind of things are there to do?

What makes the heart of Maida Vale? 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 and gyms that exist in Maida Vale to help you decide as to whether to move there or not.

What are the range of supermarkets like?

Grocery shopping is something that people do all the time, so it would make sense to want to find out where the nearest shopping centres are in your area. In Maida Vale, Take a look at the major supermarkets nearby, so you know where to go grocery shopping if you are to make this place your home.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Tesco Superstore Savoy Parade, Enfield 3.8 328
Poundland 21-27 London Road, Enfield 4.1 796
Marks and Spencer Shopping Precinct, 54 Church Street, Palace Cardens, Enfield 4.2 787
Tesco Express 25 Windmill Hill, Enfield 3.3 35
Waitrose & Partners Shopping Precinct, Cecil Road, Palace Cardens, Enfield 4.3 359
Lidl Cecil Road, Enfield 4.1 875
Sainsbury’s Local 1-2, Clock Parade, London Road, Enfield 4.2 56
Little Waitrose & Partners 38-40 Windmill Hill, Enfield 4.3 307
Enfield Town Food Centre Silver Street, Enfield 3.7 15
River Food & Wine United Kingdom 3.4 7
Iceland Foods palace Exchange, 4, Cecil Road, Enfield 4.2 363
Chase Supermarket Enfield Chase Railway Station, Windmill Hill, Enfield N/A N/A
Bush Hill Supermarket 99 Lincoln Road, Enfield 4.6 10
Anaar Food Centre 211 Baker Street, Enfield 5 4

Gyms to stay in shape in Maida Vale

In Maida Vale, using the public parks is not for everyone. Finding out if you are able to attend a local gym or leisure centre nearby may be a good idea if you are trying to move to the area perhaps for permanent residency.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Bannatyne Health Club Maida Vale 4 Greville Road, London 4.3 196
Paddington Recreation Ground Randolph Avenue, London 4.3 2112
Iyengar Yoga London 223a Randolph Avenue, London 4.3 40
Little Venice Pilates & Physiotherapy @ Ten Health & Fitness 28 Bristol Gardens, London 4.3 24
Energie Fitness Gym Kilburn 34a, 36 Kilburn High Road, London 4.3 343
Violet Hill Studios 6 Violet Hill, London 4.3 2
St Augustine’s Sports Centre Oxford Road, London 4.3 20
Happy Healthy Hoops St Saviour’s C of E Primary School, London 4.3 1
Paddington Sports Club Castellain Road, London 4.3 36
Anytime Fitness London (Kilburn) 49-51 Kilburn High Road, London 4.3 171
Pilates in St John’s Wood – MelissaJane Pilates Unit 4, 18-22 Finchley Road, London 4.3 4
Bowling Room Maida Vale, London 4.3 2
Surya Yoga Randolph Avenue, London 4.3 N/A
Everyone Active – Paddington Recreation Ground Gym Paddington Recreation Ground, Randolph Avenue, London 4.3 11
Ana Issa Fitness 4 Greville Place, London 4.3 N/A
Zumba with Sandy 6-8 Maida Vale, London 4.3 2
Concept Pilates Grove End Road, London 4.3 N/A
Daniel Rollins Osteopath Injury Rehab, 96a Clifton Hill, London 4.3 N/A
Even Flow Lifestyle Fitness 5a, Basement Flat, 5 Thorngate Road, London 4.3 N/A
MMA Kickboxing Fitness Tollgate Gardens Community Centre, Kilburn High Road, London 4.3 2

Restaurants

Maida Vale is able to produce a large amount of different cuisines if you are looking. Take a look at the table below to find the most popular places to eat if you are a resident of Maida Vale.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Everyman Maida Vale 215 Sutherland Avenue, London 4.3 596
The Clifton NW8 96 Clifton Hill, London 4.3 599
The Warrington Hotel Warrington Hotel, 93 Warrington Crescent, London 4.3 924
The Waterway 54 Formosa Street, London 4.3 2087
The Warwick Castle 6 Warwick Place, London 4.3 905
The Summerhouse Blomfield Road, London 4.3 1220
Le Cochonnet 1, Lauderdale Parade, London 4.3 491
Elgin – Maida Vale 255 Elgin Avenue, London 4.3 1172
Maguro Pizza Place, 5 Lanark Place, London 4.3 298
Kish Persian Restaurant 7-9 Kilburn High Road, London 4.3 2077
Pizza Express 39 Abbey Road, London 4.3 529
Cafe Laville 453 Edgware Road, London 4.3 1399
Geamos 122 Boundary Road, London 4.3 298
The Bridge House 13 Westbourne Terrace Road, Greater, London 4.3 937
Lord’s Tavern Saint John’s Wood Road, London 4.3 608
Big Pizza and Chicken 93 Chippenham Road, London 4.3 98
The Peppermint 294 Elgin Avenue, London 4.3 343
Urban Leisure Group 255 Elgin Avenue, London 4.3 1
Sushi Murasaki 12 Lauderdale Road, London 4.3 436
The Cedar 29 Malvern Road, London 4.3 40

Green space in the city of Maida Vale

One of London’s best assets is its green spaces. See if Maida Vale offers room to roam.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Paddington Recreation Ground Randolph Avenue, London 4.6 2112
Tamplin Mews Gardens 13 Abinger Mews, London 4.2 107
Flower Gardens – Paddington Recreational Ground ❒ Paddington Recreation Ground, London N/A N/A
Poet’s corner 85A Warrington Crescent, London 3.5 2
Rose Garden at PadRec ❒ Paddington Recreation Ground, Grantully Road, London 4 1
Floodlit Cricket Nets Maida Vale, London 5 1
Paddin 27 Carlton Vale, London N/A N/A
Violet Hill Gardens 1 Aubrey Place, London 4.7 133
Brent and Westminster Swifts Group Essendine Road, London 5 1
Hockey/Football Pitch Maida Vale, London 4.5 2
The Formosa Garden Sutherland Avenue, London 5 2
Crescent Garden 1 Warrington Crescent, London 5 2
Sutherland South Garden Sutherland Avenue, London N/A N/A
Forty Tree Green the correct name, Randolph Gardens Open Space (not, North Maida Vale, London N/A N/A
Aaron Hands gardens 24 Clifton Villas, London 5 2
Triangle Garden 58C Clifton Gardens, London 5 1
Essendine Residents Association Essendine Road, London 4 1
Greville Place nature reserve London N/A N/A
Urban Gardens Direct 17 Clifton Road, Greater, London N/A N/A
Nearby park Ellwood Court, 9 Clearwell Drive, London 4.4 5

Public houses of Maida Vale

As Londoners, we love our local pubs. Maida Vale has great ones to become your new regular spot. Consider these if visiting or moving to the area of Maida Vale.

Pub name Name Address Description
Prince Alfred 5A Formosa Street Maida Vale W9 1EE A spectacular Victorian pub built in 1856 and refitted around 1896 with an extraordinary set of fittings, now very rare survivors from the days when so many London pubs had small drinkers’ compartments surrounding the servery (those at the Princess Louise, Holborn, marvellous as they are, are a twenty-first century reinstatement). The central peninsular servery, complete with snob screens at one end, is surrounded by its five original compartments, each with its own entrance from the street, divided by wood and glass partitions, these punctured by low service doors for “pot boys” to slip through to collect drinking pots and glasses. The ornate back bar draws the eye up to the highly decorated ceiling and these, together with the intricate carving on the partitions, impart a rococo feel to the place. Light is provided by the magnificent full-height engraved bow windows. The passageway and bar area to the side sport some delightful wall tiling and floor mosaics as well as a fireplace in which, in colder weather, a real fire burns. Beyond is the open kitchen and separate restaurant, the Formosa Dining Room. The full menu offered here is served in all areas of the pub itself, where sandwiches are also available between noon and 4pm on weekdays only. The food offering includes Sunday roasts but the pub is often packed with locals at Sunday lunchtime so be warned! Unobtrusive screens offer sports TV which, this being Maida Vale, is often rugby or tennis. The very special nature of this venue was recognised in 2022 when its listing was raised to Grade II*. Artist and illustrator Edward Ardizzone drew “The Saloon Bar at the Prince Alfred” and his illustration is in Maurice Gorham’s famous book “Back to the Local”.
Real Drinks 4 Formosa Street Maida Vale W9 1EE Opened in August 2017, this was the first sister establishment of the award-winning ‘liquid delicatessen’ Realale.com, founded in 2005 in East Twickenham. The difference is that, whilst primarily a takeaway bottle, can and keg beer in ‘growlers’ shop, here a selection of the wares on offer is available for consumption on the premises. Beer is available in measures of 1/3 and 2/3 pint only, so intended for sampling prior to purchase of larger quantities by the litre to take home. Real ale is available via keycask including a house Moncada Formosa Pale. Those wishing to sample modern keg beers, light years removed from R*d B*rr*l and T*nk*rd, would do well to start here. Spread over two floors, the shop includes limited seating for those trying the beers. Events include ‘meet the brewer’ sessions as well as tastings for private groups. There is also a varied selection of wines, whiskies, etc. The company changed its name from Real Ale to Real Drinks in 2021.
Union Tavern 45 Woodfield Road Maida Vale W9 2BA The pub was built in 1848 as the Pelican Tavern. After further name changes over the next 150 years it was taken over by Fuller’s and this is now a part-tied beer house offering craft keg beers and cask ales produced within 30 miles and, with just one brewery exception, in London. As well as five cask beers, there are twelve keg lines. The mainly young crowd enjoys reduced beer prices on Monday, Meet the Brewer events on the first Tuesday of the month and various Soul, RNB and Motown music sessions every now and then: see the pub’s website for details & other offers. Good-value food is another plus, with traditional Sunday lunch a feature. The canal side terrace is a delight the year round, but comes into its own on a warm, sunny day. CAMRA West London branch Pub of the Year 2nd place in 2017. Card only.
Warrington Hotel 93 Warrington Crescent Maida Vale W9 1EH Flanked by K2 red telephone kiosks, this is one of the most opulent of London pubs. This spacious, stucco-fronted hotel was put up in the middle of the 19th century. It was given a major update later in the century, probably in the 1890s, and the glorious tiled columns to the entrance porch and a huge mosaic floor bearing the name of the pub give some idea of the richness that lies on the other side of the doors. It is also beautifully carpeted throughout.
Warwick Castle 6 Warwick Place Maida Vale W9 2PX Pub with a dark green frontage, blending with the rest of the terrace. Dating from 1846 the pub has kept various Victorian features despite some modernisation and is featured in CAMRA’s London Regional Inventory of Pub Interiors. Artist and illustrator Edward Ardizzone painted the pub in 1927 and his illustration also forms the frontispiece of Maurice Gorham’s book “Back to the Local”. Note the leaded windows with varied shades of coloured glass inserts.

Galleries and Museums

The vitality of a region is shaped by 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 Maida Vale, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. These venues offer delightful experiences, especially on weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Ben Uri Gallery and Museum 108A Boundary Road, London 4.3 45
Lord’s MCC Cricket Museum Lord’s Cricket Ground, Saint John’s Wood Road, London 4.8 13

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