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Little Venice

Address: Regent's park, London W2 1TH, England
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Ranked #324 of 2,399 things to do in London
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic sites, Other, Sights & Landmarks
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...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic sites, Other, Sights & Landmarks
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 popular haunt of many artists, writers and scientists.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Little Venice is one of the most beautiful places in London. The next time you are in London (if not already) give it a go. There are a lot of floating cafes and the walk on the canal is very nice. Fancy a coffee on a sunny day? This is the perfect spot. Walk from Paddington along the canal Westbound... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I got bus to Paddington and walked behind train station to find I'd discovered the canal. Walking westward the scenery was transformed from shiny modern glass buildings into beautiful Cream-coloured gorgeous Georgian architecture culminating into Little Venice. Such an attractive area with so much to see and do. I ended up on board the Waterside Cafe - a floating luncheon/coffee... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Stroll leisurely along the canal pathways and then hop into one of the many riverside boat restaurants or the Canal Cafe Theatre which is a classic pub very family friendly!

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Seems that almost everything is closed during the winter and it's pretty much deserted- the boats all docked and nobody inside and hardly any food outlets around. Walked for a good 45 minutes before deciding to head back to the tube to go elsewhere. On the upside it was quiet and the neighborhood was a great change of scenery.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

What a hidden little haven right in the heart of London by Paddington station. Having been to London many many times and often arriving at Paddington station, I had never really explored the surrounding area, and Little Venice is one of the marvellous places right there. We really enjoyed strolling along the canalside and spending time in the gardens.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We wanted to visit Little Venice so decided on a New Years Day stroll. This place is best visited in summer and I'm sure it's a great place to stroll and stop off to eat. New Year's Day meant it was quiet and it was all a bit depressing.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

A very calm and peaceful place right in the heart of London. Little Venice lies right near the Paddingon station. As soon as you are outside you'll see the directions and map for a place (despite you don't need any) and also can read some historic info about this channels. For me personally it looks more like little Holland than... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

... Probably better in spring / summer. I went in November, not many people around, not much to do, but anyway, is a nice area and something different to the normal London even though is just a few tube stations from central London.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I have just enjoyed a guided walk round Little Venice, which showed me an area I had barely visited in the past. It is a quirky beautiful area of peace yet so close to Westway and Paddington. Who would have known that this was a busy area of activity in the Industrial Revolution? The walk was full of information, history... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Little Venice is a small lovely neighbourhood in Maida Vale. Definitely highly recommended for a beautiful stroll on a nice day in London. Lovely houses, waterfront buildings along the canal, tree lined streets with restaurants and cafes make this area quite pleasing to explore.

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