This picturesque area is so-called because of its canals, which you can cruise along on one of the many boat services that run up to Camden Lock. The Regent’s Canal is also here, running all the way up to the Limehouse Basin near the Docklands. There are plenty of canalside pubs and good restaurants dotted around, catering to the affluent residents. Streets are quiet and leafy, populated by four and five storey regency houses and Victorian mansions (which some say bear a passing resemblance to Venetian villas)therefore it doesn’t feel like central London is just minutes away. Little Venice wasn’t always this plush however, as up until the early 1800s when the waterways were built it was a fairly rundown neighbourhood. Famous residents past and present include Robert Browning, Bjork and Kelly Osbourne.
Your All In London guide to Little Venice