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.
If you’re hungry, treat yourself to gloriously juicy Chinese treats at Pearl Liang or seafood at Summerhouse, and when you want to be entertained, just head to the Canal Café. Whatever you’re looking for, Time Out’s guide to Little Venice will keep you in the loop.
Restaurants in Little Venice
Little Venice highlights
Can any theatre bar in London be as convivial as this one? Beneath the Canal Café, the Bridge House comprises a waterside terrace and a spacious, relaxing interior. If it’s sunny, sit outside and listen to the lapping of the Regent’s Canal; when it’s chilly, curl up around the fireplace. Refurbishments are planned, but for now the place has a charged, slightly naughty feel, thanks to velvety banquettes, bright red beaded lightshades and Anna Runefelt’s faintly erotic photos on the wall; even the toilets are concealed behind thick curtains. In the middle of the room, a bar dispenses ales (Landlord, London Pride and the like) and continental beers (Kozel, Franziskaner, Peroni), plus a list of wines available by both glass and bottle. An all-day kitchen deals with an extensive and affordable seasonal menu, snacks (crab and wasabi cakes, mini pies) complemented by smartened-up pubby mains (pork belly with bacon and sage mash, crispy duck salad, four types of Sunday roast).
Bars and pubs in Little Venice
Hotels in Little Venice
Boutique Little Venice Apartment
Set in London, Boutique Little Venice Apartment offers self-catering accommodation with free WiFi. The property boasts views of the city and is 1.2 km from Lord's Cricket Ground.An oven, a toaster and a fridge can be found in the kitchen. Towels and bed linen are featured in this self-catering accommodation.Portobello Road Market is 1.6 km from Boutique Little Venice Apartment, while Hampstead Theatre is 2.3 km from the property. London City Airport is 17 km away.
Veeve - Little Venice 74
Veeve - Little Venice 74 offers accommodation in London, 1.1 km from Lord's Cricket Ground and 1.6 km from Portobello Road Market. Veeve - Little Venice 74 features views of the garden and is 2.3 km from Hyde Park. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property.There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with a dishwasher, an oven and toaster. A flat-screen TV is available.Regents Park is 2.3 km from Veeve - Little Venice 74, while Hampstead Theatre is 2.3 km away. The nearest airport is London City Airport, 17 km from Veeve - Little Venice 74.
Your Place in Little Venice
Located 1 km from Lord's Cricket Ground in London, this apartment features free WiFi. The unit is 1.6 km from Hyde Park.There is a seating area, a dining area and a kitchen as well as a private bathroom. Towels and bed linen are provided in this apartment.Regents Park is 2 km from Your Place in Little Venice, while Portobello Road Market is 2 km from the property. The nearest airport is London City Airport, 16 km from Your Place in Little Venice.
Situated in London in the Greater London Region, this holiday home is 600 metres from Lord's Cricket Ground. The unit is 1.3 km from St Johns Wood. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.There is a seating area, a dining area and a kitchen equipped with an oven. A TV is featured.Regents Park is 1.7 km from Little Venice, while Hyde Park is 1.9 km from the property. The nearest airport is London City Airport, 16 km from the property.
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The Last Tuesday Society
A weird and wonderful cocktail bar on Mare Street located above The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History. Expect oddities, bones and books in a nod to downstairs, as well as a gallery space and a full-sized taxidermied lion named Leonora at one of the tables. Inspired by the prohibiton era, TLTS have a menu devoted to Absinthe, as well as two pages of cocktails and a handful of beers and wines. Bar nibbles include a cheese board, kalamata tapenade and roasted cashews. Regular events are held here, too, including workshops in taxidermy or cocktails, lectures, literary launches and more.
Venue says: “Join us for aperitivo east London style! Sample Broadway Market's finest cheeses and meats, free with each cocktail order. Every Thursday!”