Little Venice area guide
Make the most of London's most picturesque narrowboat hangout with our guide to Little Venice
© Ben Rowe
Directly north of Paddington is the tranquil pocket affectionately known as Little Venice. The area is a popular tourist attraction mainly due to the picturesque canals with Narrowboat cruises travelling between Little Venice and Camden Lock. Treat yourself to gloriously juicy Chinese at Pearl Liang, seafood delights at Summerhouse or a spot of light entertainment at the Canal Café. Use Time Out's guide to London's inner-city oasis to find restaurants, pubs and things to do near Little Venice.
- The Showroom 63 Penfold St, NW8 8PQ
- Wed Jan 27 - Sat Mar 19
What to do in Little Venice
The people, vessels, trade and wildlife of the capital’s canals are explored in the London Canal Museum. The museum is housed in a former nineteenth-century ice warehouse, used by Carlo Gatti for his ice cream, and includes an exhibit on the little-known trade in ice imported from Norway and once stored in two huge wells beneath the museum. This is perhaps the most interesting part of the London Canal Museum; the collection looking at the history of the waterways and those who worked in them is rather sparse by comparison.
- 12-13 New Wharf Rd, N1 9RT
Navigate Regent's Canal in a narrowboat with The London Waterbus Company. Trips run along the Regent's Canal linking Little Venice, Regent's Park, London Zoo and Camden Lock. Warwick Avenue is the closest tube if you are catching the boat from Little Venice.
- 58 Camden Lock Place, NW1 8AF
Jason's Trip navigates the picturesque route along Regent's Canal from Little Venice, through Regent's Park, on to Camden Lock and back again. The boat is more than 100 years old and the trip, which includes a live historical commentary and lasts for 45min each way, has been a feature on the canal since 1951. A canal boat, the Dusk ’til Dawn, can also be booked for parties.
- Jason's Yard, opposite 60 Blomfield Rd, Little Venice, W9 2PD
- Rated as: 4/5
- Price band: 2/4
- 5A Formosa Street, W9 1EE
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