Maida Vale

Known for

Maida Vale Lord's Cricket
Maida Vale Little Venice
Maida Vale London Zoo


Maida Vale is a beautiful neighbourhood, an oasis of calm providing a shelter from the hustle of central London. Framed by London’s most attractive green spaces – in Queen’s Park, Hyde Park and Regent’s Park – it is best known for the canals that bisect the area, rightfully providing its name of ‘Little Venice’.



Why we love Maida Vale

London walks

Fancy a gander? The team’s favourite London walks

London has some beautiful routes where you can escape the city, deadlines and Monday mornings, and enjoy the great outdoors for a while. The team here at UnderTheDoormat provide their favourite walks from across the city.

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Food and drink
Restaurants and cafés

While not far from Notting Hill and Portobello Market, Maida Vale itself is filled with an extensive range of boutique cafés, restaurants and shops:



Queen's house Greenwich
Pubs and bars

The area has a long association with pubs and bars – being named after the Hero of Maida inn that used to lie on nearby Edgware Road. Some of London’s best can be found here, not least by the canals:





Greenwich Market Food Stall
Things to do

Maida Vale has a long and illustrious cultural history, particularly with regard to music: artists including David Bowie, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix have made use of the facilities, not to mention a once little-known group called The Beatles:




Days out

A walk along the pristine canals will take you past London Zoo, bisecting Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill. Beyond this there are north London’s sporting highlights, including the world-famous Lord’s cricket ground.





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