Guide to living in Maida Vale

With a wide variety of period conversions, fantastic local parks, and communal gardens, as well as a vibrant community spirit, Maida Vale has become a favoured living option among families and professionals. 

About Maida Vale

Maida Vale is a popular residential neighbourhood in North West London, offering a blend of city living with a village feel.. Located within easy reach of the City and famous London hangouts like Hyde Park, Chelsea and Wapping, Maida Vale is a vibrant community nestled between Paddington, St John’s Wood, and Kilburn. The area’s own tube station on the Bakerloo line provides excellent connectivity. 

Properties in Maida Vale

The property in Maida Vale is as diverse as it is grand. From the enchanting cottages by the canals of Little Venice to the opulent ‘villa’ style housing with white porticos, the area boasts a rich architectural heritage. 

Roads such as Maida Avenue and Bloomfield Road are peppered with large Regency-style houses, while other streets are built in the Georgian style along impressive terraces. Houses in Maida Vale are often large and suitable for families. Popular roads include Randolph Crescent, Maida Avenue, Bloomfield Road, Warrington Crescent and Elgin Avenue. 

Near Warwick Avenue tube station and just a short walk from Maida Hill, Blomfield Road is a peaceful residential street, bordering the canal, lined with many magnificent Grade II-listed homes—some of the most sought-after in the area.  

Street of red brick townhouses, London

Living in Maida Vale

Many are attracted to Maida Vale’s tree-lined streets and abundant green spaces. Iindependent restaurants, bars, and cafes provide a distinct social scene, along with the historic pubs, such as the art-nouveau Warrington Pub and Hotel, along Warrington Crescent. The popular Canal Café Theatre is in the heart of Little Venice and is a popular fringe theatre and comedy venue. 

View of a sunset from the canal in Maida Vale, London
View of the canal, Little Venice, London

Transport

While the neighbourhood has the distinct feel of a quiet London village, set apart from more congested central zones, it is still within easy reach of major shopping and business areas. Maida Hill is a centre for bus transport in the area – from there, you can easily access Notting Hill, Hyde Park, and other West London locations. For further reaches, there are numerous underground and train stations nearby, including: 

  • Paddington Station 
  • Maida Vale Tube Station 
  • Warwick Avenue 
  • Edgware Road 

Oxford Circus is only 12 minutes away on the Bakerloo line, and Paddington, a major mainline station serving the Thames Valley, southwest England, south Wales, and Heathrow Airport, is only two stops from Maida Vale tube station is close by.  With St John’s Wood and Hampstead to the north and Kensington and Notting Hill to the south, Maida Vale is well located.

Row of townhouses in Maida Vale, London

Outdoor spaces

From tennis courts at Paddington Recreation Ground to wildlife at the nearby London Zoo, the area has a wide range of outdoor spaces to enjoy. Take a stroll, roll or cycle down Clifton Road from the leafy Clifton Gardens area and onto St John’s Wood Road will lead you to the world-famous Lord’s Cricket Ground, while the beautiful Queen’s Park is to the north. For a unique experience, riding on one of the area’s many canal boats is a must-try.

Schools

There are many fantastic schools in the vicinity with a range of options for all age levels, from nursery to primary to secondary.

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Head of lettings, Hyde Park, residential agency

Hyde Park

20 4502 3698
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Living in Maida Vale – frequently asked questions

Is Maida Vale family-friendly?

Yes! Maida Vale is a popular choice among families, with its range of schools, parks, and family-oriented activities. 

What are the leisure and recreational activities in Maida Vale?

Maida Vale offers residents a plethora of leisure and recreational activities. The nearby Regent’s Park is a great place to exercise or unwind, and its Open Air Theatre is perfect for enjoying the arts, too.

Aside from outdoor spaces, the area is peppered with fantastic bars, restaurants, cafes, and plenty of boutique shops.

How is the transportation system in Maida Vale?

With four tube stations in the area and many busses passing through Maida Hill, and nearby Paddington Station, Maida Vale offers superb connectivity to both central and outer London, making it an ideal location for commuters.

What amenities and services are available in Maida Vale?

Maida Vale offers a wide range of amenities and services to cater to residents’ needs. Numerous shops, boutiques, and supermarkets are in the area, providing a convenient lifestyle for those who like to get out and about. The neighbourhood also boasts a delicious food scene, with various international restaurants, cafes, and pubs. Additionally, there are healthcare facilities, libraries, and public green spaces.

Property for rent near Maida Vale

Albion Gate, Hyde Park, London, W2
£1,269 per week

Albion Gate, Hyde Park, London, W2

York Street, Marylebone, London, W1U
£392 per week

York Street, Marylebone, London, W1U

Bryanston Square, Marylebone, London, W1H
£5,500 per week

Bryanston Square, Marylebone, London, W1H

Hill Street, London, W1J
£720 per week

Hill Street, London, W1J

Kensington Gardens Square, Bayswater, Bayswater, W2
£1,270 per week

Kensington Gardens Square, Bayswater, Bayswater, W2

Sussex Place, Hyde Park, London, W2
£1,338 per week

Sussex Place, Hyde Park, London, W2

Kendal Street, Hyde Park, London, W2
£575 per week

Kendal Street, Hyde Park, London, W2

Hamilton Terrace, Little Venice, London, NW8
£1,450 per week

Hamilton Terrace, Little Venice, London, NW8

Hyde Park Square, Hyde Park, London, W2
£923 per week

Hyde Park Square, Hyde Park, London, W2

Montagu Street, Marylebone, London, W1H
£650 per week

Montagu Street, Marylebone, London, W1H

Upper Berkeley Street, Marylebone, Marylebone, W1H
£815 per week

Upper Berkeley Street, Marylebone, Marylebone, W1H

New Quebec Street, Marylebone, London, W1H
£605 per week

New Quebec Street, Marylebone, London, W1H

Stourcliffe Street, Hyde Park, London, W1H
£646 per week

Stourcliffe Street, Hyde Park, London, W1H

Stourcliffe Street, Marylebone, London, W1H
£600 per week

Stourcliffe Street, Marylebone, London, W1H

Kendal Street, Hyde Park, London, W2
£690 per week

Kendal Street, Hyde Park, London, W2

Wyndham Place, Marylebone, London, W1H
£1,150 per week

Wyndham Place, Marylebone, London, W1H

Bryanston Square, Marylebone, London, W1H
£895 per week

Bryanston Square, Marylebone, London, W1H

Clarendon Place, Hyde Park, London, W2
£1,269 per week

Clarendon Place, Hyde Park, London, W2

Montagu Street, Marylebone, London, W1H
£690 per week

Montagu Street, Marylebone, London, W1H

Upper Berkeley Street, Marylebone, London, W1H
£630 per week

Upper Berkeley Street, Marylebone, London, W1H

Cambridge Square, Hyde Park, London, W2
£3,300 per week

Cambridge Square, Hyde Park, London, W2

St Michaels Street, Marylebone, London, W2
£790 per week

St Michaels Street, Marylebone, London, W2

Southwick Street, London, W2
£1,845 per week

Southwick Street, London, W2

Kensington Gardens Square, Bayswater, London, W2
£1,315 per week

Kensington Gardens Square, Bayswater, London, W2

Kensington Gardens Square, Bayswater, London, W2
£1,110 per week

Kensington Gardens Square, Bayswater, London, W2

Merchant Square East, Paddington, London, W2
£1,595 per week

Merchant Square East, Paddington, London, W2

Merchant Square East, Paddington, London, W2
£1,995 per week

Merchant Square East, Paddington, London, W2

Edgware Road, Paddington, London, W2
£982 per week

Edgware Road, Paddington, London, W2

Hill Street, Hyde Park, London, W1J
£1,100 per week

Hill Street, Hyde Park, London, W1J

Grosvenor Hill, Mayfair, London, W1K
£1,050 per week

Grosvenor Hill, Mayfair, London, W1K

Albion Street, Hyde Park, London, W2
£5,000 per week

Albion Street, Hyde Park, London, W2

St. Johns Wood Park, St Johns Wood, London, NW8
£1,950 per week

St. Johns Wood Park, St Johns Wood, London, NW8

George Street, Marylebone, London, W1H
£1,850 per week

George Street, Marylebone, London, W1H

Hill Street, Mayfair, London, W1J
£740 per week

Hill Street, Mayfair, London, W1J