Edwardian era mansions and tree-lined streets comprise Maida Vale, a predominately residential neighbourhood in west London. Floating homes also characterise the area—houseboats and gondolas drift through this “Little Venice” thanks to the convergence of canals near its southern border. Peppered with local bars and cafes, this reserved neighbourhood is better for swirling cocktails than swigging beers after (or before) a commute to central London. The journey is easy enough—Maida Vale has its own tube station.See places to stay Save this neighbourhood
A Village Feel In Maida Vale
Well-Connected for Easy Commutes
London's Own Little Venice
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Rebecca Duke has been working as a photographer for the last decade, after attending Central St Martin’s in London. Her work focuses on people, interiors and travel and has been published in The Sunday Times, Elle Decor and Conde Nast Traveller. Rebecca travels frequently for her work but loved working in her hometown of London for this project. London’s friendliness about this work took this ‘true Londoner’ by surprise.