maida vale

maida vale

W9 Video Tour (Maida Vale)

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Description

W9 is a small area in the north west of Central London. Despite its size, W9 contains four areas - West Kilburn to the west, Little Venice in the south, Maida Hill to the west and Maida Vale to the east. The large stucco houses laid out alongside and across the Grand Union in Little Venice set the tone for the area, although slightly in the shadow of the Westway, with pristine Victorian properties, grand mansion blocks, and picturesque house boats combining to create an attractive neighbourhood well served with bars, restaurants, and specialist shops. W9's sartorial survival was helped by the Church Commissioners owning and maintaining until the much of the area mid 20th century .When discounted properties came onto the market in the late 1980s, W9's large Victorian mansions were often divided into flat conversions, which kept W9 free from the usual pre-war or inter-war terraces and small semis. Consequently this is an area of mainly flats, with enviable secret gardens now communally owned by the buildings' residents. Transport is excellent here, with the Westway (A40) out of London to the M40 and into Marylebone and the City. There are 3 Tube stations in the area, Warwick Avenue, Maida Vale and Kilburn High Road. Paddington Station is immediately south of Little Venice with the 15 minute link to Heathrow. Queens Park, on the border with W10, is on the train line coming out of Euston. Access to this cosmopolitan area is therefore very good making it a destination location for the the discerning purchaser.