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Best things to do in Maida Vale, Greater London

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Athletics & Sports
“The park is not very big but it is beautiful, clean and with some nice and tidy gardens. On sunny days it can get busy but not as busy as other parks like Hyde Park. They have many sports facilities for outdoors sports, a fitness suite and a cafe. I use the tennis facilities and I am very happy with the courts. The cost is really low and there is a good number of courts (around 13), both tarmac and synthetic. The courts have trees around them to provide some peace and quiet while you play.”
71 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“it's the best cinema in the country! great movies, great food, and fabulous seats, plush and comfortable,. like a private cinema”
53 locals recommend
Pub
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“The Elgin offers fresh specialist coffees, tasty homemade food and an extensive range of quality wines and beers.”
44 locals recommend
Pub
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“Traditional british pub fare. Impressive decor with an open fire. Excellent 'Sunday Roast'.”
53 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Indo-Chinese fare in a bare-bones, canteen-style venue with an open kitchen and communal tables.”
15 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“Reasonable prices wide menu range to include vegetarian options Top rated Does delivery Within walking distance to the property”
9 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“In a green corner of Maida Vale is Le Cochonnet. This lively Mediterranean restaurant is located just off busy Elgin Avenue and can be appreciated by couples, groups of friends, and families alike. At night the twinkling fairy lights that cover the leafy trees outside transform Le Cochonnet to create a relaxed dining experience. A selection of gourmet pizzas, incredible pasta dishes, and salads can be sampled whilst sipping a glass of wine or two. And if you’re struggling with making a decision on what to eat, we suggest the Fiorentina pizza, it never disappoints!”
29 locals recommend
Grocery Store
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“Although its a service station it has a well stocked Tesco supermarket. It is also open 24 hours a day.”
17 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Literally a stone’s throw away from the Maida Vale tube station is Thai Rice. Priding itself on fast, friendly service, this restaurant produces authentic Thai cuisine, which both looks and tastes great. You may just want a bowl of your favourite Thai curry, or if you’re feeling extra peckish why not try a selection of the noodle, rice, and stir-fried dishes available on the menu? Vegetarians need not fret, as there is a whole selection of vegetarian plates to choose from.”
15 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Pretty self explanatory - but just in case you like to tick them off the list”
10 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Small Boots chemist branch Mon to Fri 8:30am–7pm Sat 8:30am–6:30pm Sun 11am–6pm”
5 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Famous BBC studios where iconic stars of the past and future come to perform”
11 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Situated by the canal, with nice restaurants and nice wild life. Boat tours available ”
9 locals recommend
Dry Cleaner
4 locals recommend
Bar
“Our favourite local pub/restaurant. Fantastic food, friendly service, and outdoor seating. Relaxing spot near Abbey Road in St. John's Wood. A 10-minute walk.”
9 locals recommend
Cafe
“La Piccola Deli, your local Italian delicatessen bringing you the best tasting food direct from Italy The also have an outdoor area that can be covered with their retractable awning”
8 locals recommend