There is a corner of London known as Little Venice.
Instead of gondolas you will find rows of canal boats and instead of crumbling Venetian buildings you see grand, white London townhouses, terraced mansions and manicured lawns.
This tranquil place is not too far from Paddington station but feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of London. So when the hottest-day-of-the-year hit London on Sunday, Marc and I thought it would be the perfect time to grab a Cornetto and explore the sunny waterways of Little Venice.
We started the canalside walk from around Paddington/Maida Vale and began our walk to Primrose Hill, a pretty hillside park with scenic views over London and home to plenty of celebrities and yummy mummies. The walk was so picturesque and calm, lined with beautiful buildings, blooming gardens and at one point, some hyeenas from London Zoo…
Our leisurely walk took about 40 minutes until we reached Primrose Hill, where we wandered down grand London streets and stumbled upon the famous Primrose Bakery, before dipping into a Camden pub garden for well-deserved refreshments.
If you ever find yourself looking for a scenic spot to while away a sunny day then Little Venice could be a good choice. For some other suggestions, you can check out my Best Spring Walks Around London post!
Let me know if you have any other suggestions of pretty places to visit in London, I’d love to discover more!