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Address: Regent's park, London W2 1TH, England
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Picturesque London neighborhood marked by its canal waterway and broad...
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.
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Walk along the canal from Paddington till Camden Lock

Worth visiting this charming part of London. You can walk along the canal from Paddington station to London Zoo, and continue till Camden Lock Market. All lovely place to see.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

On a beautiful London spring day, I finally got to this part of London, a city I have visited many times in the past twenty years. We took the tube to Warwick Avenue, from whence it is a short walk to Little Venice, at the junction of the Union and Regents canals. We ate a delightful brunch at Smith's, then... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Worth visiting this charming part of London. You can walk along the canal from Paddington station to London Zoo, and continue till Camden Lock Market. All lovely place to see.

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Leek, United Kingdom
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Little Venice is well worth a visit.We visited May Bank Holiday and the place was buzzing,lots of barges as you would expect, but also a vibrant craft market made it a nice day out.Thought there would be a few more canal side pubs and restaurants, but close to Notting Hill so didn't starve

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Really peaceful and quite pretty but Little Venice isn't an appropriate name. This is simply another canal with lots of moored boats, better kept than most parts of the system and set against some fine Georgian properties. Nice place to walk a while if looking for tranquillity in London but Venice it is not, not even a little bit.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Took a 10 mile walk from Little Venice basin along canal side , past Regents Park Zoo, onto Camden Lock and then into Regents Park itself. Was it worth it. Yes , if you like the outdoors and want to see a different part of London. Large numbers of canal boats which are moored along canal. It was great to... More 

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It was rather disapointing when we finallhy arrived in Little Venice. I haven't seen any photos and I expected more, probably due to the name. Of course the little lake is nice, but OK, it is nothing special.

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White Plains, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had a little free time so we found our way to this lovely little area. Enjoyed the pretty scenery and decided to take the canal boat ride. You could get off at the London Zoo or Camden Yards but we just enjoyed the 50 minute ride with narration and enjoyed the scenery. A lovely little quaint part of London... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Little Venice or Paddington Basin as it is really called is a lovely branch off of the Grand Union Canal right in the centre of Paddington. It is close to the junction of Edgeware Roadand Praed Street only a few minutes walk from the Edgeware Road Underground Station. There are a number of permanently moored Narrow Boats which have been... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Its hard to imagine that this little haven is hidden in the centre of London surrounded by the hussle and bussle of everyday life. But it is worth a visit to see all the narrowboats and houseboats where people choose to life, the canal is now clean and there are plenty of cafes and pubs to sit and watch the... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Joyful and relaxing visit to Little Venice with my uncle. The gardens, grounds are looked after by staffs that are very friendly. The visit was more enjoyable with the sun shining through the trees and over the canal making the chilly day worth the walk from Paddington. Gratitude should be given to the ground men for their excellent, dedicated work... More 

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