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Little Venice

Regent's park, London W2 1TH, England
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Ranked #327 of 1,084 attractions in London
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Picturesque London neighborhood marked by its canal waterway and broad tree-lined streets, Little Venice was built between 1810 and 1870 and was the... more » Owner description: Picturesque London neighborhood marked by its canal waterway and broad tree-lined streets, Little Venice was built between 1810 and 1870 and was the popular haunt of many artists, writers and scientists. « less
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Walk up an alleyway at the side of Paddington Station, and you've arrived at Paddington Basin. Walk up the Regents Canal towpath to where the London Waterbus Company boats depart from, and take a trip to Camden Lock and Market- a real eye-opener! You can go one way, or buy a return ticket with at least an hour at Camden... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Yes Little Venice is pretty and an oasis in the city but we had hoped for a cup of tea or early evening drink and there was nowhere to have one by the canal. The boat café had just shut and the only nearby pub had no canal view and the outside seats were all taken. Walking back to Paddington... More

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Ellenton, Florida
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104 reviews 104 reviews
55 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Less than 5 minutes from Paddington Main Line Station this Oasis is just fantastic. Sit by the canal with a coffee or take the canal barge to Camden Market and on certain days you can tour thro to Limehouse. You can also stroll from Warwick Ave.Tube Station to this haven in the city. If you have the time then its... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had read about Little Venice prior to our trip. It was easy to get to - exit the underground at Warwick Avenue (cue for a song!) and it was just at the top of the road! It is a quiet little oasis away from the bustle of the city, with several little canal side cafes. We spent about an... More

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Bassano, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We were in London for a short time in May staying at Paddington. we wanted to visit a place close by that didn't cost money. I had previewed "little Venice " on tripadvisors" free in London outings" and thought it was worth a visit. We were not disappointed . It just happened to be a canal boat regatta on the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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64 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The area is a basin created by the junctions of 2 canals. The canal narrowboats moored in the basin are picturesque, especially for people who area not familiar with London's canals environment. The walk along the Regent Canal is also nice and relaxing. There is also a waterbus service which takes you to the London zoo. However, given the name,... More

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Macerata, Italy
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I don't know why this place is called in this way, but i saw nothing about Venice here.. One thing to not see in London..

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Bendigo
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Well worth travelling via the underground to warwick avenue station and then leisurely stroll to Little Venice.

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Phoenix, AZ
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143 reviews 143 reviews
15 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I had not encountered the term "Little Venice," until I ran across references to it, in two books of fiction. Some of the action was set there, and it intrigued me. Though we have visited London about 25 times, we had never made this discovery. With the help of the hotel concierge, we plotted our bus trip to Little Venice... More

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London
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I visited Canalway Cavalcade In May 2013 in the afternoon with friends but ended up staying until it closed.I had a brilliant time there.There was lots to see on the day/evening with a boaters’ gathering, a pageant of boats, trade shows and stalls, bands, kids’ activities, competitions, Morris Dancers, a real ale bar, a wide variety of snacks and food...... More

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