A short hop from Paddington Station is one of London’s most intriguing spots. Serene waterways, colourful narrowboats, gorgeous green spaces and beautiful architecture make laid-back Little Venice a sight for sore eyes. Discover our highlights below.     

Take a trip on a narrowboat

The picture-perfect canals stretching from Little Venice to the vibrant markets of Camden Lock offer one of London’s most tranquil sight-seeing trips. From the characterful narrowboats docked beside the elegant houses of Regent’s Park to old industrial warehouses and mysterious towpath tunnels, this amazing route is an oasis of history and intrigue.    

narrowboat

Enjoy a night at the theatre
Featuring all-year-round productions ranging from new plays and stand-up comedy to cabaret and live music, the award-winning Canal Café Theatre has earned a deserved reputation as a charming fringe venue for all ages. Fun fact: Its weekly satirical news roundup show, NewsRevue holds the Guinness World Record for longest running live comedy.

Enjoy a night at the theatre770


Explore a horticultural oasis

Established in 1851, Maida Vale’s eternally appealing Clifton Nurseries blooms with beauty. Exotic plants, flowers, trees and accessories will charm your senses as knowledgeable green-fingered experts impart their wisdom. The centre’s Quince Tree Café offers a great excuse to relax amongst the tropics a little longer. 

Explore a horticultural oasis


Go wildlife spotting

With the peace and serenity on offer along Little Venice’s canals, it’s little wonder that they are also awash with nature. Inhabitants regularly spotted by the water’s edge include foxes, wood mice, moorhens, geese, swans and bats. The city’s wild side has never been more alive.

Go wildlife spotting