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Little Venice

Regent's park, London W2 1TH, England
+44 7957 706086
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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.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Regent's park, London W2 1TH, England
+44 7957 706086
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice walk out of paddington station. Nice canals, houseboats and beautiful homes. Quiet and easy to navigate with maps in the corners.

Thank mini0854
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tube out of London to this area and walked along the canals taking photos because its very picturesque.

Thank theresaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely part of London, quite a surprise. Take the boat trip to Camden Locks if you have about an hour. At the end of the day, it is only one way. Very nice to do on a warm day--and very interesting.

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure what I expected - but some narrowboats parked along an urban street didn't impress us at all. Really odd set up and a disappointment. Camden is much better!

Thank Noémi C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in the area, by all means to there and see the boats lined up in the canal. However, I would not go out of my way to go there. Enjoyed it, but nothing spectacular.

Thank Traveler06232009
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read a number of negative reports on Little Venice I decided to visit myself. Only five minutes walk from Paddington railway station it is easy to reach.The Regent Canal is the focal point of Little Venice. Nothing like the real Venice. However there are...More

1  Thank peter m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened upon this delightful area after a great breakfast at Beany Green Coffee...a treat in itself. It's a beautiful meandering canal that's ultimately feed by the Thames and is home to many canal houseboats. Each of these has it's own character, and provide some...More

Thank Yvonne V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located directly north of Paddington is this tranquil pocket of picturesque canals known as Little Venice. It is a canal area home to waterside cafes, pubs and restaurants. There are also narrowboat cruise rides you can take along its waterways.

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's very beautiful place with lots of boats gardens and green, the busy traffic ruins the silence and it can get quite crowded. It's a very good place to visit though. The closest tube station is Warwick avenue just 5 min walk.

Thank GoncaloFlores
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I suppose I'm spoiled living by the scenic Stourbridge canal network. It's basically a canal and other than a floating restaurant and a few house boats it is just that, a canal! I came here having read some 'tourist' stuff about how good it is...More

Thank rayj709
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Karen L
Hi everyone. I'm writing a short essay about this place and would like to kindly ask you to answer the following questions. I just want to know your ideas or thoughts about this site. Do you know why is Little Venice called as such? Do you have any idea where did this name come about? Do you agree with its labelling? Why do you think Little Venice has been created and produced as such? How is the idea of Little Venice being presented? Does it look like Venice city? What were your expectations before coming to Little Venice? Has this visit met those expectations? Thank you very much :)
3 April 2016|
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Response from djw1955 | Reviewed this property |
hi, sorry I am unable to answer you questions, but I gather L/V is called that because its near the canal and to me and my dear uncle is lovely. Sorry I cannot be of further help, but please try westminter web site and see... More
How much is it to ride a boat down Little Venice?
15 June 2015|
Response from debs c | Reviewed this property |
The cost is 9£ one way.
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