Calling Maida Vale home
Maida Vale offers a sought-after combination of excellent accessibility into the Capital whilst maintaining a village-like, community feel with unique boutiques, independent cafes, food market and award-winning restaurants.
With outstanding local schools and convenient connections into London’s business and financial hubs, Maida Vale is popular with both young professionals and families looking for a home.
The residents of Maida Vale are able to shop both locally and sustainably from their local high street which is home to thriving independent shops and local markets.
From fine wine to books, organic produce, vintage clothing or fresh flowers, the W9 retail offering prides itself on sustainability and community – a true celebration of independence.
Independent businesses have thrived here, such as independent wine merchant, The Winery, local florist, Formosa Flowers & Chocolaterie and Appleby’s vintage clothing shop.
It’s such a diverse neighbourhood
David Motion, The Winery
I have lived here for over 15 years and I love the community and village atmosphere… the area keeps getting better and better
Julia, Formosa Flowers & Chocolaterie
For a hearty Sunday lunch at a buzzing gastro pub, to chic restaurants for sophisticated dining, you will be spoilt for choice.
Local favourites include The Cow (famed for its seafood) and The Waterway (which overlooks the canal) – or why not pick up your own produce at the weekly Farmer’s Market and create a culinary celebration at home.
It’s a very close-knit area with a great community vibe and lots of friendly faces
Alex, The Hero of Maida
Maida Vale hosts an abundance of well-known green spaces, such as the 27-acre Paddington Recreation Ground, which hosts rose gardens, a running track and tennis courts, Regent’s Park, Lord’s Cricket Ground and many more.
There’s so many interesting people here, we like to promote the community spirit and host free fitness trials, social nights and BBQs in summer
Enjoy an evening at the theatre in London’s West End yet be home in under half an hour.
Alternatively the immediate neighbourhood offers an array of evening antics, including catching an arthouse film at the Everyman Cinema, drop into Little Venice’s Canal Café Theatre or head to a local hotspot, The Kiln, for a theatre-cinema-bar-and-restaurant.
Elsewhere, revered cultural institutions such as the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, V&A and the National Portrait Gallery are within easy reach.
There’s a great sense of community with a mix of people. It is great for like-for-like local businesses too.
From nearby primary schools including Essendine, Ark Atwood and St Saviour’s, to independent schools Abercorn School and L’Ecole Bilingue Elementaire, or secondary schools Paddington Academy, Westminster Academy and St. Augustine’s (all rated ‘Outstanding’ by Oftsed), the educational offering in the area is sublime. Meanwhile, the London School of Economics, King’s College, Imperial College and University College London are all situated less than 30 minutes away.*
* Source: TfL. Times correct at time of publication and may be subject to change.