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Little Venice is an area of central London, situated north-west of Paddington station. Its name arises from the canal junction at its centre, formed by the western end of the Regent's Canal and the Paddington arm of the Grand Union Canal.
Its exact borders are largely a matter of opinion, but broadly speaking streets built in white stucco close to the canal qualify as being in Little Venice as opposed to Maida Vale. Blomfield Road, Maida Avenue, Westbourne Terrace Road, Howley Place, Warwick Avenue, Bristol Gardens, Clifton Villas, Clifton Gardens, Randolph Road, Randolph Crescent, Pindock Mews, and the southern reaches of Castellain Road and Randolph Avenue would all qualify on this basis. Sellers of properties on the borders of these streets regard their addresses as being in Little Venice, while buyers tend to argue that they are in fact in Maida Vale, and thus should be cheaper.
The area is one of London's prime residential areas, and it is also known for its shops and restaurants. It is possible to take canal tours from Little Venice eastwards around Regent's Park, past London Zoo and on towards Camden Town.
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