A peaceful residential area in Westminster

Maida Vale is home to some of the most picturesque residential areas in the whole of London. Little Venice is one of the most beautiful due to the white stucco homes and colourful barges on Regent’s Canal. It is a cosy setting with some very valuable properties.

A peaceful residential area

One of the first things people notice about the area is how quiet it is. Central areas generally have a reputation for being noisy as well as full of hustle and bustle. Maida Vale is surprising because it is more peaceful. This is generally because of the fact that shopping is based in two areas rather than across the whole district.

Why live here?

There are many advantages to living in the area. Firstly the area has incredible connections, offering quick services across London on the Tube. Crossrail will arrive in December, providing even more servicing including direct links to Heathrow Airport.

Secondly, there are fantastic schools in the area, making it ideal for families. Three state comprehensive schools have the highest ratings from Ofsted, offering co-ed education from the age of 11 to 18. There are also good private schooling options including a bilingual English and French school.

Thirdly, there are some really great amenities in the area. Although it is largely residential the two shopping areas have some wonderful independent specialists. There are some pubs, bistros, restaurants, and cafes with very high ratings. The open space along the canal is great for walking and Paddington Recreation Ground has 27 acres of greenery and sports facilities.


It may surprise many but Maida Vale actually offers some good value compared to St John’s Wood and Notting Hill. It is sometimes overlooked, thus the potential for savings. This is surprising because there are so many great things on offer.

Finefair is committed to offering the best level of service for investors looking at the area. We have built a reputation as an approachable, easy to work with lettings agent City of Westminster landlords rate highly. Whatever your specific requirements we can deliver impressive value.

If you would like to discuss investing and making homes available for letting or leasing, we can help you. Simply get in touch with our team.