Little Venice Area Guide

Introduction to
Little Venice, London

Little Venice West London area guide by Goldschmidt and Howland Little Venice the area's Leading Estate agent and Letting Agent Since 1888.

 

As the leading estate and letting agent in Little Venice, Goldschmidt & Howland have a great understanding of London’s picturesque narrow boat hangout. With willow-lined canals and Georgian villas, there are hints of Venice in the tree-lined cobbled streets and array of canal boats. With restaurants, cafes and boutiques all within walking distance there are plenty to explore and the area offers locals a unique balance of city lifestyle and leisure. 

Transport in Little Venice

The area is well serviced by tube links, situated between Maida Vale and Warwick Avenue stations, both on the Bakerloo Line in Zone 2.

Schools and Education in Little Venice

‘Outstanding’ Ofsted primary schools ’Ark Atwood Primary’ and ‘St Josephs Primary School’ are situated within the area alongside the fee-paying French bilingual school ‘L’Ecole Bilingue Elementaire’.  There are also ‘Outstanding’ rated secondary schools ‘Westminster Academy’ and ‘Paddington Academy’.

Primary Schools

Secondary Schools


Property in Little Venice

The famous stucco fronted mansions, by British architect John Nash line both sides of the canal are reflective of the Regency Period where the area came into its own. Maida Avenue and Blomfield Road are amongst the most sought-after roads for buyers looking to move to the area.  Bayswater is a must-see with its stand-out Georgian architecture surrounding the square’s garden. 

Council Tax Bands for Little Venice

Council Tax Annual Rates for Westminster 2018/2019

A £473.66
B £552.62
C £631.56
D £710.50
E £868.38
F £1,026.28
G £1,184.16
H £1,421.00

(Source Westminster County Council)

 

And now for a bit of History on Little Venice

The meeting point of the Grand Junction Canal and Regents Canal became known as ‘Little Venice’ in the 19th century. With the arrival of the Canal in Paddington in 1801, what was a village on the outskirts of London became a prominent point of activity for London’s waterway system. Famous residents of the area include poet and playwright Robert Browning who lived in the area between 1862 - 1887 and Alan Turing who was born in a maternity home in the area in 1912. (A blue plaque marks this spot, which is now the Colonnade Hotel). We are pleased to have helped buyers and sellers find houses and apartments to buy and sell in the Little Venice area of London.