Maida Vale is one of London's prime residential area between St Johns Wood, Kilburn and Paddington. It features elegant tree lines avenues with mansion blocks and Victorian house that are organised around shared gardens. The area is also know for the very elitist Little Venice.
An heteroclite crowd of families, couple and professional sharers choose Maida Vale for its quietness and closeness to the city centre. Rent can be affordable, depending on the location (northern Maida Vale towards Queen's park is much cheaper). It does not have much shopping facilities but you will find a small city centre with a posh café, a few restaurant and convenient stores. Gordon Ramsay opened a gastro pub in Warrington Crescent. The ground floor is opened for drinks and the first floor is reserved for dining.
Little Venice is located at the South of Maida Vale and is an oasis of calm, despite being an easy reach from Paddington and Edgware road. There are several cafes and boats along the riverside where the Maida Vale habitants gather over the week end.
Borough: London borough of the City of Westminster
Nearest underground stations: Maida Vale and Warwick Avenue (Bakerloo line)