Edwardian era mansions and tree-lined streets comprise Maida Vale, a predominately residential neighborhood in west London. Floating homes also characterize the area—houseboats and gondolas drift through this “Little Venice” thanks to the convergence of canals near its southern border. Peppered with local bars and cafes, this reserved neighborhood is better for swirling cocktails than swigging beers after (or before) a commute to central London. The journey is easy enough—Maida Vale has its own tube station.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
A Village Feel In Maida Vale
... plenty of good food, markets, and coffee shops; just far enough to feel like a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of downtown London."
Visited in 2013
Well-Connected for Easy Commutes
Maida Vale is a leafy and safe area in central London and close to St Johns Wood, Primrose Hill and Notting Hill. There are quality local shops, cafes and restaurants on the same road and even a boutique cinema very near by. Maida Vale is in the same area as beautiful Little Venice and the flat is close to Warwick Avenue and Maida Vale tube stations."
London's Own Little Venice
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Rebecca Duke has been working as a photographer for the last decade, after attending Central St Martin’s in London. Her work focuses on people, interiors and travel and has been published in The Sunday Times, Elle Decor and Conde Nast Traveller. Rebecca travels frequently for her work but loved working in her hometown of London for this project. London’s friendliness about this work took this ‘true Londoner’ by surprise.
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Stylish room in Central London By Petra & Cyrille