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Little Venice

Regent's park, London W2 1TH, England
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Ranked #377 of 1,119 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place is well hidden from Paddington but is literally a 5 minute walk. It's very pretty and peaceful with lots of canal boats, ducks and geese. There are a few cafés and restaurants but i didn't try any of these. There is also a canal boat that can take you to either Camden Lock or London Zoo which is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Its a nice stretch of inland/canal water - right next to the Paddington station. There are lots of nice restaurants and eating joints along the banks of the canal - where you can grab a bite/ or a drink or two - enjoying the scenic beauty. Remember stumbling upon it during a visit to the visa offices of VFS which... More

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Victoria, BC
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Meg's narrowboat "Jessie" is tied up in the still canal waters of Little Venice, just steps from bustling Paddington Station. A true oasis of quietness. Jessie is a floating home 2 metres wide and 18 metres in length. All the comforts of home. Booked through airbnb, we have now stayed here on two occasions. A true delight!

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

After struggling to find our way out of the newly refurbished section of Paddington we made our way to Paddington Basin and found the Little Venice and the waterbus which takes you past London Zoo to Camden lock. It was a bit expensive and the seating not very comfortable- the bench seats only wide enough for one and a half... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Visited Little Venice on an August weekday and had a great time. Took the waterbus to Camden Lock which was lovely - interesting old canal boats lining the sides and some lovely big houses to look at too. Also fun to pass through London Zoo & see the aviary. Combined with Camden Lock market it was a really fun &... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Little Venice is rather a grand name for what is essentially a small stretch of canal with some barges/narrowboats and a few eateries.We went mid-week on a day that threatened rain. I can appreciate that it would be more atmospheric on a hot day if there was a festival or market. We took a boat trip to Camden which was... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I was heading to my 1 hour canal ride as part of my London's pass. I walked up to this area from the Warwick station on the Tube. It is a quaint little area. Along the canal, are so many very cool looking canal boats both old and new. Imagine the history behind them and the canal. There were even... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Was expecting lots of intertwining canals and a romantic vibe due to its name. However, we were greeted by algae filled canal full of tourists on barges. If you're in the area stop by otherwise don't make a special trip.

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Portsmouth Uk
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180 reviews 180 reviews
37 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We've been meaning to go here for ages and got round to it on this visit to London. Walking distance to Warwick Ave tube or Paddington tube/mainline. It a quirky, characterful neighbourhood with a real mix of housing stock, lovely canal and basin (go to the Waterside Cafe for a coffee and cake) and an equal mix of people. It... More

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Vevey, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

What a nice discovery! on a nice and sunny July mid week day we walked from Padington alongside the canal towards Warwick avenue. This is an absolutely charming area of London with both wealthy houses and arty canal boats. Alongside the canal we found several lovely bars and eateries, we sat in one of them on the water and had... More

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