Maida Vale: a grand union of style, shops and stars

Canalside Maida Vale has gone from post-war grim to serious glamour with its restored stucco mansions, discovers Anthea Masey
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Canal at Little Venice
The picturesque canal at Little Venice is the heart of Maida Vale
The view along the Grand Union Canal in Maida Vale’s Little Venice is one of London’s idyllic scenes. The waterway is lined with picturesque old canal boats, some overflowing with colourful window boxes and hanging baskets, others crammed with growbags sprouting tomatoes and lettuce.

The creamy-coloured stucco houses overlooking the canal in Blomfield Road and Maida Avenue, and in nearby roads such as Warwick Avenue, Clifton Gardens, Clifton Villas and Bristol Gardens, can now command prices of up to £2,000 a square foot, which is approaching the value of similar houses in Holland Park and Notting Hill.

One-bedroom flat £336,000
Two-bedroom flat £490,000
Two-bedroom house £623,000
Three-bedroom house £862,857
Four-bedroom plus house £2,050,000
(Source: Hometrack)

Renting in Maida Vale: average prices

One-bedroom flat £325 to £450 a week
Two-bedroom flat £395 to £600 a week
Three-bedroom flat £500 to £900 a week
Four-bedroom house £750 plus a week
Five-bedroom plus house £1,500 plus a week.
(Source: Chesterton Humberts)

Houses and flats for sale in Maida Vale
Houses and flats to rent in Maida Vale

Pictures by Barry Phillips

All details correct at time of publication (14 July, 2010)

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