Maida Vale’s peaceful boulevards are home to palatial Edwardian townhouses and a delightful array of pubs, cafes and restaurants that present local residents with a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Located in the City of Westminster, Maida Vale – whose name originated from the Hero of Maida public house that opened after the Battle of Maida in 1806 – has an artsy culture that has formed in accordance with the presence of the world famous BBC music recording studios.
The affluent, residential area in the heart of West London (W9) is famous for the picturesque canals and luxurious houseboats found in its most desirable enclave of Little Venice.
- There are two Underground Stations (zone 2) within easy reach, Warwick Avenue and Maida Vale, both of which are on the Bakerloo Line.
- Nearby Paddington and Queen’s Park also offer overground links to the City’s airports and nationwide national rail links.
- There are a number of bus routes into London, some of which operate a 24-hour service.
- Additionally, there is a regular waterbus service which operates from Little Venice in south Maida Vale, eastwards around Regent’s Park, calling at London Zoo and on towards Camden Town.
- Access to Westway (A40) is close by offering quick access by road to the west.
FOOD & DRINK
- The Waterway – Scandinavian-inspired gastropub on the canal is very popular with locals for drinks and excellent food.
- New Taxin Thai – Restaurant uses fresh ingredients to produce tasty food that will not burn too large a hole in your wallet.
- The Trustcott Arms – Glamorous pub with a cocktail bar upstairs and great atmosphere.
- The Warrington – Gordon Ramsay gastropub serving beer as well as fine-dining.
- Raoul’s – All-day restaurant on one side of the street and delicatessen on the other.
- Kateh – Top modern Persian restaurant.
THINGS TO DO
- Canal Cafe Theatre – Venue famous for putting on great comedy.
- Yaa Asantewaa Arts and Community Centre – Carnival arts workshops for adult and young people aged 12.
- Little Venice Walk – Go on a scenic water-side walk all the way to Regents Park and London Zoo.
- Trioler Hut – Giggles aplenty with food, beer and yodelling.
- News Revue – One of London’s longest running comic outings.
- King Lear – Darker Purpose Theatre presents a fast-paced, text-driven production of Shakespeare’s classic
- Canalway Cavalcade – Boats, trade show stalls and enthusiasts gather at this festival for water lovers.