Maida Vale Area Guide
Maida Vale is an unashamedly beautiful, affluent and historic residential area occupying a prime position in the heart of sought after West London. Sitting just north of Paddington and between St John’s Wood, Notting Hill and Kilburn, this leafy pocket of London is a welcome escape from the centre’s hustle and bustle while remaining just a stones throw away. Commuters can reach their place of work in an instant, while enjoying a sense of privacy and detachment that cannot be overstated to any prospective resident.
Typified by Victorian and Edwardian stucco fronted townhouses and mansion blocks set back from sweeping, tree-bound boulevards - the area’s genteel atmosphere and globally coveted property make it one of the most in-demand areas in the capital. As one of London’s most revered ‘villages’, the quiet streets, unique architecture and wide variety of locally owned shops, bars and restaurants make Maida Vale the perfect inner city retreat.
Maida Vale, like many of its neighbours, is a particularly green area of London and contains a multitude of exclusive, communal gardens. These complement the larger open spaces of Paddington Recreation Ground, Regent’s Park and Hyde Park, all just a short walk away. Sports fans will also benefit from the proximity of Lord’s Cricket Ground, the international ‘Home of Cricket’, to the south-east of Maida Vale.
Adding a distinctly bohemian feel to the area is ‘Little Venice’, a collection of houseboats sitting in and around Browning’s Pool at the junction of the Regent’s and Grand Union canals. This unique London landmark, in addition to the BBC’s world famous Maida Vale Studios, no doubt contributes to the many celebrities, families and professionals who choose to make their home in the area.