Little Venice
Little Venice
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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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  • Leninha
    8th Arr. - Élysée, France6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good place to be in the summer
    Very good when you walk around the canal in a sunny and warm day. We walked through all the tree-lined paths feeling good and fresh atmosphere and sort of birds, plants and flowers. It is really nice place to go during the summer.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 3, 2023
  • Sanaz M
    Vancouver, Canada14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming hidden place in the heart of London
    Hidden jewel right off Paddington metro station. It's like walking into a different vacation spot inside your vacation spot, where you are met with river boat restaurants, personal motor boat rentals, and boat tours. The place is a network of canals surrounded by beautiful nature and home of charming boat houses and water flora and fauna. Well worth a visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 3, 2023
  • Sya
    Malaysia3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ok
    Its a beautiful canal with lots of boats but not worth to visit if you have a limited time. Unless if you love nature, canals & lots of free time, you may spend time taking the boat trip to camden. The entrance closed at 6:30pm so please come in the morning or before 6pm to enjoy walking near the canal or riding the boat. This location is reachable via bus & tube.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 9, 2023
  • Louis Cecile
    London, United Kingdom346 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect canalside walk
    Little Venice is a wonderful canal that provides a range of interesting boats and great views. The best time to visit is in the warmer months as the place is truly alive. Heading for sunset and evening gives a mixture of contrasting colours and the bright lights of the area. It is close to food and drink establishments. There are some activities that are available including tours and boat trips. It is great for walking and enjoying nature. Highly recommended.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 12, 2024
  • The_Concierge_8
    Trinidad and Tobago3,379 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aka Browning's Pool where Regent's Canal and Grand Union meet. 'Gongoozling'! Take Waterbus to Camden market from here.
    Where Regent's Canal joins the Grand Union Canal, this little water area that looks like a large pond is called Browning's Pool after Robert Browning. He moved to the area from Italy when his wife Elizabeth Barrett Browning passed away in 1861. It is believed that he himself coined the term 'Little Venice'. You can take canal cruises from one of the canal boats moored alongside here. There's a barge cafe or two, and also a theatre barge. It's just a short stroll from here to the Paddington Basin where you can enjoy a meal on one of the many food barges. It's certainly a very romantic thing to do when the weather is pleasant. Beautiful natural area with so many water fowl including ducks, geese and swans. The pigeons seem to come out in force in some places and we were startled when a flock came in for landing all around us. A funny memory. Best way to get here is to get off at the Warwick Avenue tube station and simply walk to the end of the street by the bridge. It's a beautiful part of London - serene and a safe, scenic place to walk. The London Waterbus stop is just at the edge of Little Venice underneath the bridge where Blomfield and Westbourne Terrance roads meet. From here you can take a 45 minute canal cruise to Camden market. There's a term known as gongoozling - the mere act of taking a stroll along the towpath, relaxing in a cafe and sitting watching the boats drift by. You've got to do it!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 16, 2024
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The_Concierge_8
Trinidad and Tobago3,379 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Where Regent's Canal joins the Grand Union Canal, this little water area that looks like a large pond is called Browning's Pool after Robert Browning. He moved to the area from Italy when his wife Elizabeth Barrett Browning passed away in 1861.
It is believed that he himself coined the term 'Little Venice'.

You can take canal cruises from one of the canal boats moored alongside here. There's a barge cafe or two, and also a theatre barge.

It's just a short stroll from here to the Paddington Basin where you can enjoy a meal on
one of the many food barges. It's certainly a very romantic thing to do when the weather is pleasant.

Beautiful natural area with so many water fowl including ducks, geese and swans.

The pigeons seem to come out in force in some places and we were startled when a flock came in for landing all around us. A funny memory.

Best way to get here is to get off at the Warwick Avenue tube station and simply walk to the end of the street by the bridge. It's a beautiful part of London - serene and a safe, scenic place to walk.

The London Waterbus stop is just at the edge of Little Venice underneath the bridge where Blomfield and Westbourne Terrance roads meet.
From here you can take a 45 minute canal cruise to Camden market.

There's a term known as gongoozling - the mere act of taking a stroll along the towpath, relaxing in a cafe and sitting watching the boats drift by. You've got to do it!
Written March 16, 2024
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Derek B
Walton on Thames29 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We went to Little Venice today expecting to walk the canal towpath from Blomfield Road to Camden Road. After 100 yards you are faced with a locked gate and no entry sign blocking access. The area is home to many permanently moored barges - in many cases in poor condition. The next available access is really the Regents Canal. This is in real need of cleaning up - leaves, litter and graffiti. The walk improves as you pass through the zoo area and ot is possible to see some of the exhibits - lemurs and African hunting dogs.
The only real positive of the whole experience was Camden Market with its wide variety of shops and street food. Would recommend people start there and give Little Venice a wide berth
Written March 15, 2024
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Sierra1000Sierra
Canada268 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
It is a quite place, not much is happening, it is good for a stroll and if you want to have a quite time and relax. There are not many restaurant to bars around this area. It is more residential
Written February 27, 2024
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Louis Cecile
London, UK346 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Little Venice is a wonderful canal that provides a range of interesting boats and great views. The best time to visit is in the warmer months as the place is truly alive. Heading for sunset and evening gives a mixture of contrasting colours and the bright lights of the area. It is close to food and drink establishments. There are some activities that are available including tours and boat trips. It is great for walking and enjoying nature. Highly recommended.
Written February 13, 2024
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AnnieH1988
Norway5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We visited as a family and were amazed. A wonderful place of nature, a place to visit to escape from the crowds and spend time.
Written January 13, 2024
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HelpfulAngel
Atlanta, GA1,227 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Cute place to walk along the canal, lots of little barges, some of them restaurants, don't miss the Cheese barge. You can walk quite a ways down the canal. We enjoyed our time.
Written December 28, 2023
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Amy W
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Nice. If I missed it, I wouldn't be heartbroken. Kind of dirty. Imagined it to be more quaint. Use as a filler
Written December 23, 2023
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Sya
Malaysia3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Its a beautiful canal with lots of boats but not worth to visit if you have a limited time. Unless if you love nature, canals & lots of free time, you may spend time taking the boat trip to camden. The entrance closed at 6:30pm so please come in the morning or before 6pm to enjoy walking near the canal or riding the boat. This location is reachable via bus & tube.
Written October 9, 2023
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Sanaz M
Vancouver, Canada14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
Hidden jewel right off Paddington metro station. It's like walking into a different vacation spot inside your vacation spot, where you are met with river boat restaurants, personal motor boat rentals, and boat tours. The place is a network of canals surrounded by beautiful nature and home of charming boat houses and water flora and fauna. Well worth a visit.
Written October 3, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Leninha
8th Arr. - Élysée, France6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Very good when you walk around the canal in a sunny and warm day. We walked through all the tree-lined paths feeling good and fresh atmosphere and sort of birds, plants and flowers. It is really nice place to go during the summer.
Written September 3, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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