Little Venice London – A waterside oasis

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Picture-perfect "Little Venice" in London is littered with pretty & colourful houseboats that wouldn't look out of place in Amsterdam or Venice itself...

If you landed into the aptly-named area of Little Venice, you'd never guess that you were roaming the canals of West London.

The picture-perfect waterways are littered with pretty and colourful houseboats that wouldn’t look out of place in Amsterdam or Venice itself. The abundance of greenery gives the area a rustic, out-of-the-city feel.

Gander the canals by foot and take your time absorbing the scenery. If you have some time to spare, I would recommend boarding a canal tour boat to explore the waterways. I took the London Water Bus tour which travels through Little Venice and Regents Canal, disembarking in the uber-cool punk district of Camden. Although it's a group tour, the journey only takes 45 minutes, and the trip is relaxed and informative. You'll even learn lots of fascinating facts about the canals from your guide. Despite being a born and bred Londoner, embarrassingly I knew none of them.

If you decide to take this tour, it combines perfectly with spending an afternoon exploring the famous markets and pubs of North London’s Camden.

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