Similar to many areas of London, particularly the smaller villages, there are often many similarities to adjoining neighbourhoods, and this is very much the case in W9. In precis, Maida Vale mostly comprises attractive purpose built late Victorian mansion buildings. This is in direct contrast to Little Venice which is formed of impressive stucco rendered buildings which have remained as houses or been converted into apartment buildings. Both are affluent residential areas within the City of Westminster.
Another area of commonality is that most of the buildings back on to communal gardens. These gardens provide private shared outside space to the apartments and a lovely visual back drop. Maida Vale also benefits from the outside space of Paddington Wreck, with its sports grounds, tennis courts, children’s area and rose gardens. This is a real asset to the area.
Both Little Venice and Maida Vale are very small residential areas and each provide a few shops and restaurants. However, certainly enough for the local inhabitants.
Little Venice is appropriately named as a large part of the Regent’s Canal traverses the residential area, along Blomfield Road.
The ownership in both these areas is from mid to young professionals and families. Typically, once owner occupiers have purchased in this area, they tend to remain in this leafy north west London enclave.
Grand Union Canal