Little Venice, Maida Vale, London Location map
  Photograph of the Little Venice area, London, England   Little Venice.

Part of the Paddington arm of the canal, looking towards Little Venice, showing a waterside cafe. This is just a short walk from Padding Basin.

Those two bridges in the distance are part of the main A40 road and, consequently, traffic noise is audible here.


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  Photograph of a canal-boat cafe, Little Venice, Maida Vale, London, England   Little Venice.

A little further on from the location above is the junction of the Paddington arm, the Grand Union Canal and the Regents Canal.

The boat on the left is a floating cafe which also has canal-side tables and chairs. The canal past the bridge is the Grand Union Canal.


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  Photograph of Little Venice basin, Maida Vale,  London, England   Little Venice.

A view of the whole Little Venice Basin with the Paddington arm in the far right-hand corner, the Regents Canal in the far left-hand corner and the Grand Union Canal behind the camera which is on the blue bridge in the previous picture.

The floating cafe is on the right.


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  Photograph of narrowboats near Little Venice, Maida Vale, London, England   Little Venice.

A narrow boat having emerged from Maida Hill Tunnel, which is just behind and below me, is on its way to Little Venice and the little blue bridge can just be seen in the far distance.

There is no path through the tunnel so one must go up and over, via Aberdeen Place, then back down to the canal path to continue on to Regents Park. There is also a cafe overlooking the canal, above the tunnel, known as Cafe Laville.


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Read our report of this trip to Regents Park on the Blog.