We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Little Venice

Although not far from fast roads and Paddington Station, Little Venice is an oasis of tranquility. It's thought to have been so-named by the poet, Robert Browning.

General information

Address: Blomfield Road, London, W9 2PF

Visit time: Allow a half day for this visit

Price: Once you're there, it won't cost you a thing

Parking: There is no parking, but Little Venice is easily accessible by public transport. Nearby stations include Paddington, Edgware Road and Warwick Avenue

Toilets: There are public toilets at Rembrandt Gardens

Free visitor guide

Great for

A great place to watch boats drift past and spot wildlife

  • Dog walking
  • Walking
  • Considerate cycling


It is home to many boats, including a floating art gallery, puppet theatre and café.

Check out our welcome station at Little Venice - a place to chat to our friendly volunteers and pick up some information about the local area. Our welcome station is usually open on Saturdays and Sundays between 10.30am and 3.00pm, but this can be subject to change.

Spot a boat

Dozens of narrowboats, day trip boats and a water café line this calm stretch where the Grand Union meets the Regent's Canal


Boat trips

Picnic spot

Lovely picnic spots include the Rembrandt Gardens. Grab your picnic hamper and enjoy the sunshine surrounded by flowers


You may see:

  • Swans
  • Ducks
  • Coots
  • Moorhens
  • Grebes
  • Geese

You'll be sure to see a whole range of wildlife nestled among the historic sites that let us peer into London's past. Moorhens, Coots, Tufted Ducks, Pochard, Greylag and Egyptian Geese are all common sights on the canal and the local wildlife is never more alive than in the summer months