Maida Vale is characterized by its wide tree-lined early Victorian avenues & its charming canal-side position whose name was coined by Lord Byron when he referred to it as Little Venice. The neighborhood’s picturesque nature is enhanced by the smart cream coloured houses along the canal & in nearby Warwick Avenue overlooking a regular waterbus service which navigates The Regent’s Canal around nearby Regent’s Park and London Zoo. Synonymous with late Victorian & Edwardian mansion blocks, such as Elgin, Castellain, Biddulph & Delaware, Maida vale is known as a leafy, affluent and vibrant area with excellent transport links.
An historic area with many blue plaques signifying famous past residents – Computer pioneer Alan Turing (1912-54); Israel’s first PM, David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973); Oscar winner Sir Alec Guinness (1914-2000); actress Joan Collins; super-model Kate Moss & Olympic cycling champion Sir Bradley Wiggins have all made Maida Vale their home.
MAIDA VALE PROPERTY – Dominated by splendid homes Maida Vale has some of the best planned and most impressive mansion blocks in London. Some of the managed blocks have gorgeous communal gardens. There are few houses in Maida Vale except in mews areas, which are always sought after very highly. Little Venice is a pocket of wonderful calm and charm. The Warwick Avenue area contains some excellent mansion blocks & large cream coloured houses, some on the canal itself.