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Little Venice

Little Venice is home to several well-known ‘institutions’ such as the Canal Cafe Theatre which has launched some of the best comedians around the UK and the world including Miranda Hart and Last Week Tonight star, John Oliver, and also The Puppet Theatre which began staging marionette performances in a converted barge in 1982.

Local information

Transport

Maida Vale (0.1 miles)

Warwick Avenue (0.3 miles)

Kilburn Park (0.6 miles)

Royal Oak (0.6 miles)

St. John's Wood (0.6 miles)

Nearby schools

  • St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School (0.1 miles)
  • Essedine Primary School (1.8 miles)
  • Ark Atwood Primary Academy (1.7 miles)
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Local schools

The area in depth

Whether it was named during the time Robert Browning lived in the area between 1862 to 1887, or whether it was named earlier by Lord Byron; Little Venice is a beautiful part of London surrounding three waterways; Grand Union canal, Regent’s canal and the Paddington basin. Nowadays the area is known for its shops, bars and recent famous residents such as Robbie Williams, Noel Gallagher and Richard Branson.

For such a relatively small area, Little Venice has some great places to eat and drink. Here are a few of our top picks:

Cafes:

Molly's: A cute neighbourhood restaurant offering brunches, lunches and dinner for take-away or to eat in.

The Waterway: Fabulous waterside restaurant with a huge deck for the summer and a winter log cabin pop-up happening this winter. Book now!

Pearl Liang: Hugely popular Chinese restaurant with great decor and fun staff.

Pubs:

If you're looking for a traditional British pub, Little Venice has you covered!

Warwick Castle: Fabulous traditional pub serving good pub grub and showing major sporting events.

The Bridge House: Another traditional British pub with craft ales, Sunday roasts. Great for a bite to eat before popping upstairs to the Canal Cafe Theatre.

Prince Alfred: Traditional pub with snob windows and a quiz night.

Whilst it’s not known for its major shopping, Little Venice has some independent fantastic offerings.

  • Clifton Nurseries
  • Baker and Spice: Insanely expensive but delicious bakery
  • Sheepdrove Organic Butcher: Giving the increasingly famous Ginger Pig a run for its money
  • The Winery: Formerly a Victorian pharmacy, The Winery now offers a great selection of wines & informal wine-tasting evenings.

The canal is the place to start if you want to stretch your legs in the fresh air. From Little Venice you can walk along the canal to Regents Park, London Zoo, Camden Town and beyond. Explore the 197 hectares of Regents Park at your leisure - the London Zoo pass is worth buying if you're going to go regularly.

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