Stay in a holiday home in the central district of Maida Vale
Maida Vale is an intimate and tranquil area in the City of Westminster lying just below North London, with an atmosphere that belies its location so close to the bustling centre of London. A holiday home in Maida Vale will provide you with a relaxed place to stay with favourable transport links and access by foot to some well-known attractions.
For such a small area, Maida Vale has a surprising number of attractions for the tourist and a rich history. Home to a number of important music studios such as the BBC Maida Vale studios and the iconic Abbey Road studios where the Beatles recorded some of their finest work and if one is available a tour around these important cultural institutions is highly recommended. Equally as cultural are the Lord’s Cricket grounds, having stood there for 400 years and regarded as being the centre of Cricket, visiting either for a tour of the grounds or a match will leave you feeling more passionate than ever for the game. The walk down the parade to Mayfair will show you some of the most grand buildings and some of the infamous blue cards of the classic board game Monopoly in real life.
Visit the canals of Little Venice
In contrast, the canals around Maida Vale provide a relaxing way to unwind during your stay. Little Venice so coined due to the meeting of different canal routes before ascending to Camden is a pleasant hidden gem and its white terraces look beautiful on a bright summer’s day. Jason’s boat Trip offers a tour by canal boat around the area along with entertaining anecdotes and stories about the area. Regent’s canal is also worth exploring as it is astonishingly quiet for somewhere so central. Also by the canals, London Zoo is an iconic attraction, offering a close experience to the animals where you can learn much about the different species and appreciate the characters of the individual animals. The enclosures themselves are stunning as well as the Zoo has historically employed leading architects to build enclosures such as the Snowdon Aviary and Penguin Pool.
Maida Vale is also distinguished by its restaurants and specialist bars. The Ginstitute as its name suggests, offers Gin tasting evenings where you can learn about the history of the drink and how different varieties are made. The Warrington offers traditional British food inside a grade II listed interior and is perfect if you enjoy dining with an old-fashioned aesthetic. If you fancy something a bit more continental, why not visit Les Petits Gourmets, where you can sample the finest French Cuisine. Owing to its affluent yet small town feel, Maida Vale offers plenty of entertainment while maintaining a relaxed atmosphere, making it a perfect place to rent a holiday home during your stay in London! Alternatively take a look at South West London.