Planning your visit
Address: Blomfield Road, London, W9 2PF View on Google map
Opening Times: The towpath is open everyday
Price: Once you're there, it won't cost you a thing
Toilets: There are public toilets at Rembrandt Gardens
Although not far from congested roads and the commuters streaming out of Paddington Station, Little Venice is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. It's thought to have been so-named by the poet, Robert Browning.
Dozens of narrowboats, day trip boats and water cafés line this calm stretch where the Grand Union Canal meets the Regent's Canal. The famous Little Venice mansions provide a stunning backdrop. And the triangular pool, complete with willow tree, is home to several floating businesses such as the Waterside Cafe, London Waterbus, a floating art gallery and a hotel boat.
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 change.
- Walking - with or without a dog
- Considerate cycling along London's Quietways
- Floating puppet theatre
Places to eat:
- Floating Boater Cafe is one of several floating cafes
- The Bridge House
- The Waterway Restaurant has a terrace overlooking the canal
Grab your picnic hamper and enjoy the sunshine surrounded by flowers in the near by Rembrandt Gardens
You'll be sure to see all sorts of nature nestled among London's historic canals - moorhens, coots, grebes, tufted ducks, pochard, greylag and Egyptian Geese are all common sights, as well as the usual swans and ducks.
By tube - the nearest tube station is Warwick Avenue but you can also walk from Edgeware Road Station
By train - Paddington Main Line station
By car - there's no parking, but it's easy enough to walk to Little Venice is from local tube and train stations or catch a bus
By boat - just past the Toll House canal cottage there are moorings for narrowboats. Many are pre-bookable moorings