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