Photo Tour of Little Venice in London

I was never quite sure where Little Venice was. When I stayed at the Colonnade Town House, it was only a five minute walk to Little Venice. The nearest Underground Station is Warwick Ave, a three minute clearly signed walk from Little Venice. Paddington station is also close by.

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The map of Little Venice was informative, but it did make me wonder why the area had been given this name, it’s merely a triangular pool at the junction of Regent’s Canal with the Paddington Basin on the Grand Union Canal, with a bridge at each corner of the triangle.

little venice map

The railings and the Borough of Paddington coat of arms on the bridges looked recently painted.

little venice bridge western end

It is a beautiful location, with the white mansions of Blomfield Road along the north-western perimeter.

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There’s a boarding point for the London Waterbus, which runs a service between Little Venice to Camden Lock via London Zoo in Regent’s Park.

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Some of the barges are decorated with colourful paintings.

little venice barge painted doors

You can find public toilets in Rembrandt Gardens on the north eastern perimeter of Little Venice.

There’s a Puppet Theatre on a barge, which I thought was rather pricey for tickets at £12 for adults and £8.50 for kids.

little venice puppet theatre

The Waterside Cafe is attractive.

little venice waterside cafe

I’d recommend a visit to Little Venice, as it is pretty, but don’t expect it to be anything like a miniature Venice.