Explore Little Venice like a Pro: An Insider’s Guide to the Best Activities


It is no surprise that London is the ultimate vacation hotspot with world-famous events and attractions that’ll leave you awe-inspired throughout the year. If you are the one to enjoy canal walks, ride on beautifully hued boats or simply click amazing pictures, Little Venice is exactly what Instagram dreams are made of. Located on the border of Maida Vale and Paddington, Little Venice is where you can see beautiful narrowboats amble alongside the grand Regency terraces which makes it the perfect spot for a refreshing walk along the towpath and to soak in the authenticity of London in its truest form. While there’s certainly enough to keep you entertained for weeks and even months, it is always a great choice to escape the crowded streets to spend some time in the lap of nature with these activities.

Rembrandt Gardens

The very romantically named Rembrandt Gardens is just the right spot for picnics ladened with sunlight, greenery, and a fulfilling brunch at one of the most charming restaurants near Paddington. This makes it a win-win situation as you luxuriate the beauty of the Gardens and head back to the most warm and welcoming space, with rooms speaking of contemporary style and comfort at the Park Grand Paddington Court Hotel. The best part is that Rembrandt Gardens is only a 10-minute walk from your accommodation near Paddington Station London!

The Puppet Theatre Barge

Where else do you get to experience a puppet show on a houseboat other than Little Venice itself? Even though in the pictures, the puppet theatre barge may look like a regular narrowboat, it’s certainly not. As you enter the puppet theatre barge, it feels like you are entering a mini theatre of your own. It is the most perfect stage ever for the marionette dolls to put on a performance that you can admire with your family or even for a small burst of entertainment for yourself!

The “Dangleway Experience”

It surely wouldn’t be Little Venice without a cable car ride or two! With this romantic ride here in London, there’s no need to head to Italy. The main intersection of the Regent and Grand Union Canals is a popular spot for the cloud cable car, and you can often find one docked there!

Alan Turning’s Birthplace

On the opposite side of the Warwick Avenue station, you’ll find a blue plaque marking the birthplace of Alan Turning, a computer science genius and code breaker who helped save 14 million lives with his work. This famous Warrington Crescent blue plaque is only moments away from Park Grand London hotels with special offers for you to get acquainted with London’s history and at the same time revitalise yourself with an affordable yet luxurious stay.

Things to do nearby

The Camden Lock, for example, is an altogether different experience as you hop on a waterbus ride from Little Venice to Camden alongside the royal waterway of the very popular Regent’s Canal.

No exaggeration, but this will be your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cruise through the London Zoo and even the serene Regent’s Park before you head to the all-time favourite of tourists and locals, Park Grand Hotel Paddington for your stay.