Local area guide

Living in Maida Vale

Thinking about moving to Maida Vale? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Maida Vale

Why Maida Vale is a good place to live

Maida Vale, tucked into Northwest London, is a lovely area with a village-like atmosphere. Its residential charm is made up of tree-lined streets, impressive stucco villas, and easy access to green spaces such as Regent's Park. Living in Maida Vale ensures easy access to the city centre, thanks to the local tube station on the Bakerloo line and its proximity to Paddington Station. Combined with its surrounding areas like St John's Wood, Hampstead, Kensington, and Notting Hill, it's a delightful location that perfectly balances both tranquility and city life. Here, locals can enjoy numerous independent restaurants, bars, and cafes tucked in historic pubs, adding to the district's vibrant yet laid-back vibe.

What's Maida Vale famous for?

One can't mention Maida Vale without highlighting Little Venice. This area, where the Grand Union Canal meets the Regent's Canal, is Maida Vale's star attraction. Little Venice adorns the district with its picturesque canals, lined with impressive red-bricked mansions, terraces, and colourful barges. But Maida Vale is also famous for being a home to many famous faces like Noel Gallagher. Plus, it houses the notable BBC Maida Vale Studios, where great music legends, including The Beatles, have once recorded their iconic hits.

Things to do in Maida Vale

One of the most unique experiences awaits those living or visiting Maida Vale. Between the Canal Café Theatre, which offers a taste of fringe theatre and comedy shows, and the Puppet Theatre Barge for marionette shows, there's a cultural treat for everyone. If you prefer dining by the water's edge, The Waterway or The Summerhouse provides delightful options. For those seeking to stay active, Paddington Recreation Ground offers various sporting facilities. The district is also a gem for shoppers, boasting local shops that include quaint independent cafes, delicatessens, and boutiques.

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Transport in Maida Vale

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Local connections

Maida Vale
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Warwick Avenue
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Kilburn Park
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Kilburn High Road
National Rail
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
St. John's Wood
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Royal Oak
0.7 miles / 1.1 km

Schools in Maida Vale

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Maida Vale.

Education in Maida Vale

St Joseph's RC Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
St George's Catholic School
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2014)
Abercorn School
Ages: 2 - 16 years old
Naima Jewish Preparatory School
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Paddington Academy
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
St Augustines Federated Schools: CofE Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2023)

Local pubs in Maida Vale

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  • Warrington Hotel

    London W9

    The Warrington pub and dining room is A beautiful grade 11 Listed building nestled in the heart of MAIDA VALE. Built in 1857.

  • Everyman

    Maida Vale, City of Westminster, W9

    Beautiful cinema with a bar, velvet sofas and food & drinks delivered to your seat.

  • Clifton

    London NW8

    Back in 1846 The Clifton started life as a hunting lodge before becoming a pub. It’s been a thriving part of the local community ever since, even playing host to royalty when King Edward VII used the rooms above the pub for his affairs.