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Little Venice

Regent's park, London W2 1TH, England
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Ranked #322 of 1,085 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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172 reviews 172 reviews
36 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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84 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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37 helpful votes 37 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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