I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.


This corner of W9 is widely known for its creative heritage. Mainly known as the birth place of the BBC Studios, a destination integral to the history of British music, Maida Vale has since oozed musical creativity and flare. The creative heritage of the area pre-dates the arrival of the studio however, with the streets around Elgin Avenue proving popular with writers and illustrators of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Masefield has been named to commemorate a former occupant of the area, John Masefield, one of the UK’s longest serving Poet Laureates. The Masefield celebrates this illustrious resident as well as recognises the creative heritage of Maida Vale.

A borough to be proud of

The City of Westminster hosts the nation’s seats of power- the Palace of Westminster and Buckingham Palace- and some of the country’s most impressive museums and galleries; including the National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Tate Britain and V&A.

Although this is located in the heart of the city, it hosts a number of green parklands, such as Paddington Recreation Ground, Hyde Park, Green Park, Regent’s Park and St James’s Park- all offering space to relax and exercise.

A borough that’s home to national treasures, national monuments and national galleries. Westminster is at the heart of London.