Hidden between Warwick Avenue and Paddington stations, nestled between high rise buildings and the most beautiful city town houses, lies Little Venice.
Right on the canal network, the picturesque Little Venice has to be at the heart of the Regent’s canal walk ways. It’s the perfect relaxing point on a hot sunny day in Spring (or Summer), and the perfect pathway for walking or cycling, joining both Camden and Regents Park together. It’s peaceful path that runs right the way along the side makes the perfect viewing point to simply sit, relax, read a book or watch the pretty canal boats drift by.
Myself and Ash decided since the weather was beautiful on the Monday May bank holiday, that we would take a trip there. We had been blessed with the summer sun at the weekend and it only made perfect sense to take a visit and see one of London’s hidden gems.
I was in awe at just how much there was to see. Beautiful tour boats bustled by taking passengers up and down the canals. Private hire boats laden with champagne and people celebrating birthdays cruised by and the feel of the place was only a happy one.
We started off at Warwick Avenue, walking straight up to Little Venice, I was surprised at just how easy it was to get too and find, just a short walk from the station. We stopped by literally everything (much to Ash’s delight!) I just got a little bit too snap happy. We decided to take a longer walk all the way up the canal, passing cute sheds, huts, unique canal boats and even some animals. Normal animals like cats, and then more bizarre animals such as hyenas, as we passed one side of London Zoo.
Once we reached Camden we were certainly gasping for a drink (10,000 steps later!) So we stopped at a local pub offering food, fine wines and even blankets and hot water bottles for the colder days of the year. For us it was just a cold pint of beer and an ice cold cider to finish off our walking for the day.
I would highly recommend this day trip to Little Venice. London has some of the most beautiful spots beyond the tourist sites hidden around the city centre that could make any trip there, complete! (Now que the awkward phone selfie!)