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Little Venice area guide

Make the most of London’s most picturesque narrowboat hangout with our guide to things to do, eat, drink and see in Little Venice

Joe Mackertich
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Directly north of Paddington is the tranquil pocket of London 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. However, it remains relatively peaceful and picture-esque all year round.

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 things to do in Little Venice will keep you in the loop.

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Things to do in Little Venice

Bridge House

Bridge House

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,...

Canal Café Theatre

Canal Café Theatre

Tucked away on the banks of Regent's Canal, this cosy theatre has been hosting theatre and comedy since 1979. The jewel in the Canal Cafe Theatre's crown is...

Restaurants in Little Venice

Gogi

Gogi

  • price 1 of 4

This Korean bar and grill certainly looks bang on trend - there's loads of bare brickwork, imposing chrome ducts and exposed filaments dangling over the bar....

Yasmeen Restaurant & Cafe

Yasmeen Restaurant & Cafe

  • price 2 of 4

This good-looking Lebanese restaurant takes the place of Ed Shaerf's One Blenheim Terrace. The new owners have wisely kept in place the bright and breezy...

Hotels in Little Venice

Veeve - Little Venice 74

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...

Bars and pubs in Little Venice

Bridge House

Bridge House

  • 3 out of 5 stars

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...

The Waterway

The Waterway

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • price 3 of 4

The chief selling point of this stylish bar-restaurant is its wide terrace, so close to the Regent’s Canal that you can touch the bobbing barges. It’s quite...

The Warwick Castle

The Warwick Castle

  • price 1 of 4

A lovely, wood-clad pub that's been in Little Venice since 1867 and has maintained all its charm. They have open log fires to boot, which, let's face it, is a...

The perfect weekend in Little Venice

Eat: Mosob

Eat: Mosob

  • 4 out of 5 stars

Feast on spicy stews at this friendly Eritrean restaurant

Drink: Bridge House

Drink: Bridge House

  • 3 out of 5 stars

Sip a pint at this charming theatre bar and soak up the waterside views

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Yasmeen Restaurant & Cafe

Yasmeen Restaurant & Cafe

  • price 2 of 4

This good-looking Lebanese restaurant takes the place of Ed Shaerf's One Blenheim Terrace. The new owners have wisely kept in place the bright and breezy...

Gogi

Gogi

  • price 1 of 4

This Korean bar and grill in Maida Vale certainly looks bang on trend - there's loads of bare brickwork, imposing chrome ducts and exposed filaments dangling...

Amoul

Amoul

Amoul has hit on a winning formula by finding a homely space on a villagey street amid the lavish white-stuccoed palaces of W9; filling it with flowers,...

Kateh

Kateh

Roaringly busy throughout the week, this Persian restaurant is well hidden among the elegant houses of Warwick Avenue. Just a handful of tables are packed into...

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