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The affluent north west London residential district of Maida Vale owes its name to the Hero of Maida Inn, which used to be on Edgware Road near the Regent’s Canal. Made up predominantly of Victorian and Edwardian blocks of mansion flats, the area is also home to the BBC Maida Vale Studios.

Maida Vale is a stone’s throw from the up-and-coming Queen’s Park district, whose main street bustles with chi chi boutiques and artisan cafés. The local school, Salusbury Road Primary School, hosts the Queens’ Park Farmers’ Market every Sunday where free range meat and poultry, Norfolk grown veg and  fresh fish from the south and east coast.

The southern part of Maida Vale at the junction of Paddington Basin with Regent’s Canal is known as Little Venice and is characterised by houseboats lining along the side of canal and providing a colourful backdrop to a serene riverside location. Nearby South Maida Vale is also known for its quality shops and restaurants including The Truscott Arms, The Elgin and the Warwick Pub as well as small theatres the Canal Café Theatre and the Puppet Theatre Barge.