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“I wish it was not so 'little'” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Little Venice

Little Venice
Regent's park, London W2 1TH, England
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Ranked #283 of 853 Attractions in London
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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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.
London
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“I wish it was not so 'little'”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Little Venice is nice for a walk on a sunny warm day. There is a small number of places you can sit for a drink or some food (boat cafe, Waterways pub, Summerhouse). I don't particularly like the chain restaurants in the modern Paddington basin area a bit further down on the canal.

Visited August 2012
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“Cute”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

..but maybe better on a nice summer eve.Hidden gem near Paddington Station.Tricky to find but worked out with a little help from an older citizen.Had a nice hot choc and cake aboard one boat/cafe called Waterside Cafe.

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California
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“Beautiful and serene. Great for an add on but not worthy of a special trip.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Soothing ride down the canals...history telling guides fill you in on all the interesting facts and folklore. Beautiful homes line the edges as well as a few street musicians that serenade you as you pass by.

Although I loved the scenic views of the canal ride I was anxious to get off and and move a bit faster, exploring more of London and Camden.

If youre looking for a slow paced relaxing event with little time it would be your best bet.

Visited October 2011
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“London canal boat rides”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

My wife and I took the Little Venice canal boat ride up to Camden Town on a recent visit to London. It was a nice relief from the big city. We took the Underground to Warwick and the ride took about fifty minutes one way. We took the Underground back but you can also take a round trip. The experience of riding the old canal boat was fun but you are down low and don't get to see much of the buildings and gardens above you. The boat makes one stop at the London Zoo which would be a great way to travel there with children. Camden has a lively street market on the bank holiday we visited and makes a good destination.

Visited August 2012
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“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

Firstly, get off at Warrick avenue for this area because the TA map sent up the wrong way! Lovely spot to spend an hour walking thru. The floating market was a nice surprise.

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