London is perfect for planning the dream holiday that has been on your to-do list for the longest time. One hidden treasure in London, with lots in store for you, is Little Venice. It is an alluring, picturesque spot in London’s Maida Vale, where the Regent’s Canal and the Grand Union Canal meet. It is lined with brightly coloured narrowboats and lush greenery, making it a perfect place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the city. After a wholesome day of exploring Little Venice, you can head back and relax at the Chilworth Hotel London, a luxurious, amenity-rich hotel just a short walk away. Here’s a guide to must-see places in the Little Venice area that you must add to your itinerary.
Explore Rembrandt Gardens
Rembrandt Gardens is a beautiful park in London named after the famous Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn. It is a great place to go for a walk, especially in the spring when the flowers are blooming. The gardens were originally named Warwick Gardens, but they were renamed on the 700th anniversary of the founding of Amsterdam when thousands of tulips were donated.
If you are planning to visit Rembrandt Gardens, you can stay at the centrally located Paddington Hotel London, only a few moments away from this lush green oasis. So, book now and grab the best deals!
Catch a Show at the Puppet Theatre Barge
Why watch theatre anywhere else when you can do it on a barge, minutes away from your accommodation in Paddington? The Puppet Theatre Barge is the perfect (and perhaps the only) place in London to catch a floating performance. Watch the marionette dolls put on a fabulous performance and enjoy a night of entertainment with your family or by yourself.
The “Dangleway Experience”
For all those planning a romantic date in London, Little Venice has the Dangleway experience for you!
It is a romantic cable car ride that takes you over the main intersection of the Regent and Grand Union Canals in London’s Little Venice. You can often find one docked at this popular spot. The best part is if you are staying at an opulent hotel near Paddington Station, the Dangleway experience is perfect for enjoying some peace and quiet with scenic views in this culturally rich corner of the city.
Witness the Canalway Cavalcade
The Canalway Cavalcade is a dazzling festival that takes place on the May bank holiday weekend in Little Venice. During this time, you’ll find the canal side packed with colourful barges, delectable street food, refreshing drinks and enchanting Morris dance performances, making it an immersive experience to look out for.
Alan Turning’s Birthplace
The blue plaque on Warrington Crescent commemorates the birthplace of Alan Turing, a man who made significant contributions to computer science and helped save millions of lives during World War II. Make sure to include this spot in your itinerary and get acquainted with London’s rich history, adding to Little Venice’s unbeatable charm.
Whether you’re looking for a peaceful family retreat or seeking an authentic London experience off the beaten path, Little Venice is undoubtedly, the perfect choice.