About this office
Our team of estate agents in Maida Vale can assist with residential sales and lettings, new homes, property management and investments. In addition to Maida Vale itself, we cover much of the surrounding area including Maida Hill, Queen’s Park, Kilburn Park, Little Venice, Warwick Avenue, Paddington and St John’s wood.
Why move to Maida Vale?
Leafy Maida Vale is one of the capital’s most affluent residential neighbourhoods and its stunning array of properties is the biggest draw for families, city commuters and the celebrity set. For an area so close to all the amenities of central London, Maida Vale has been able to retain something of a village feel with a strong sense of community. The area of Little Venice is a particular haven with its quiet streets, Georgian townhouses and canal side views.
A little bit of history
The name Maida Vale is taken from a pub called ‘The Maida’ which stood on the Edgware Road until the turn of the 21st century and whose name in turn was a reference to Napoleonic war general Sir John Stuart, who won a victory at the town of Maida in Calabria and was named its Count. The BBC’S Maida Vales Studios and Abbey Road Studios have played key roles in the British music industry, with the famous zebra crossing at Abbey Road occupying the border between Maida Vale and neighbouring St John’s Wood. Many prominent residents have graced the streets of Maida Vale, with WW2 codebreaker Alan Turing and actor Sir Alec Guinness both born here.
Architecture and property
Properties in Maida Vale range from Victorian conversions to purpose-built new developments, so there is something to appeal to young families, commuters and international buyers alike. The area’s leafy avenues are lined in the main with striking period mansion blocks housing characterful apartments and charming terraces, while grand Georgian stucco fronted villas overlook the tranquil waterways of Little Venice.
Shopping and amenities
Maida Vale has a handful of specialist local shops and amenities, including several grocers and post offices, an antique shop, a florist, a library and the well-regarded wine merchant The Winery, as well as a few branches of Tesco Express. Fitness fans can make use of the facilities at the Bannatyne Health Club and Energie Fitness gym near Kilburn Park station. The world-class shopping, attractions and amenities of central London are just a short tube journey away.
Maida Vale has plenty of choice when it comes to eating and drinking with many world cuisines represented, including pan-Asian fare at Banana Tree, flavours of Italy at The Red Pepper and homestyle cooking at Paulette. Diners can enjoy exceptional seafood at The Summerhouse or high-quality pub food at The Waterway whilst looking out over the Grand Union Canal.
Entertainment comes in the form of an Everyman Cinema, the Canal Café Theatre with its genre-spanning roster of live shows and the one-of-a-kind Puppet Theatre Barge, which will amuse adults and children alike.
Maida Vale has an abundance of greenery on the doorstep, with many attractive garden squares and Paddington Recreation Ground just across from the train station. A short journey east takes you to the renowned Lord’s Cricket Ground and the expansive Regent’s Park, a historic grade I listed Royal Park encompassing 410 acres of manicured lawns and gardens, as well as London Zoo which makes a great day out for families. Primrose Hill offers some of the most dramatic views of the capital’s skyline taking in such iconic landmarks as St Paul’s Cathedral and the Shard.
Families can choose from many highly regarded schools for all ages in both the state and private sector. At secondary level there are the Westminster and Paddington Academies, while primary schools include Essendine, St Saviour’s CofE and St Joseph’s Catholic School. Independent schools in the area include Maida Vale School, Jewish prep school Naima, Bassett House and North Bridge House.
The area has great transport links by road and rail, with many convenient local bus routes and the M1 motorway only a 15-minute drive away for access to the wider national road network. Residents can take their pick from the underground stations at Maida Vale, Kilburn Park and Warwick Avenue which are all on the Bakerloo Line in Zone 2 with quick frequent services to the transport hubs of Paddington, Marylebone and Waterloo.