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Located directly north of Paddington, to the west of St Johns Wood and to the South and East of Kilburn, Maida Vale has a range of properties on offer, even though the area is well known for wide roads and large mansion-style flats. With the Grand Union Canal offering picturesque views, this area is well known as Little Venice and if you are keen to enjoy life in one of the idyllic parts of London, Maida Vale has everything you could look for.

There has been a high level of redemption and regeneration for the area, and it has been transformed from its post-war reputation. In the 1970s, there was a movement to improve the style and reputation of Maida Vale, and current residents are reaping the benefits.

Current Property Options

Given that over 85% of the property options in Maida Vale are flats, either located in mansion blocks or in recent conversions, you will find that there plenty of opportunities to find property in Maida Vale if you are starting off or making a move up the property ladder. If you are looking to move to a large substantial home, you may find the Maida Vale options more limited options, but there is no doubt properties here for everyone; Maida Vale is a stunning area with plenty of options for buyers for any particular type of property.


The Maida Vale area is predominantly in W9 but there is a small section, just south of the Canal and at the west of Edgware Road that lies within Bayswater territory, W2.

Best streets in Maida Vale

This may be a contentious issue and different people will always have a different opinion on what constitutes “Best Street” but plenty of people love Maida Avenue and Blomfield Road, which can be found on either side of the canal. Other popular streets include Warwick Avenue (we are unable to confirm if Duffy has finally reached the street), Randolph Crescent and Randolph Road, with stunning communal gardens being located between Warrington Crescent and Randolph Crescent and between Warwick Avenue and Randolph Road.

Are there any up and coming areas in Maida Vale?

It is usually of benefit to look into areas that are on the rise in an area and Maida Hill, which lies to the west of Marylands Road, is an area with great potential for growth. It may be slightly rougher around the edges than what you would normally associate with Maida Vale, but for people looking to move in an upwards fashion, this is exactly the sort of area you should be looking for.

Who buys property in Maida Vale?

The proximity of a BBC recording studio adds a touch of cool to the local area and famous residents in the area have included Kate Moss, Paul Weller, Ozzy Osbourne and Mary Portas.

Local schools and nursery

Little Sweethearts is a strong nursery option in the local area and if you are looking for primary schools that have been judged as being outstanding by Ofsted, St Joseph’s RC and St Saviour’s CofE are excellent choices. King Solomon Academy has been classed as outstanding by Ofsted and there are a number of other local schools which offer a range of educational focus and opportunities.

Shopping and retail

While you are never too far from main shopping districts in London, the dedicated shopping area in Maida Vale can be found in Clifton Gardens and Clifton Road. There are a number of cafes and delis if you like to make your shopping trip into a social expedition.

Sports and exercise

Maida Vale is situated relatively close to Regent’s Park but you can also enjoy the Paddington Sports Club and the Paddington Recreation Centre, referred to as the Rec locally, if you are looking for something more formal.

Arts and Leisure:

The Jubilee Sports Centre in nearby Queens Park is the biggest council run swimming pool and fi you like the arts, you can enjoy the Canal Café Theatre or The Puppet Theatre Barge.


Maida Vale is listed in Zone 2 with the Warwick Avenue and Maida Vale Tube stations being located on the Bakerloo line. The Royal Oak can be found on the Hammersmith and City line while also being found on the Circle line that heads to Hammersmith. As for buses, the number 6 heads to Aldwych, the number 16 travels to Victoria, the number 98 makes its way to Holborn and the 414 goes to Knightsbridge.

As of October 2014, the average property prices in Maida Vale were:

·         1 bed properties – £543,800

·         2 bed properties – £795,500

·         3 bed properties – £1,275,000

·         4 bed properties – £2,286,000

As of October 2014, the average rental prices in Maida Vale were:

·         1 bed properties – £385

·         2 bed properties – £760

·         3 bed properties – £1,015

·         4 bed properties – £1,640

Latest Properties

Sutherland Avenue

Sutherland Avenue, Maida Vale

£925,000 Subject to Contract

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Spacious raised ground floor two bedroom flat, approximately 761 sq ft in a period conversion on the desirable Sutherland Avenue. Accommodation comprises a bright and airy reception room with high (...)

Orsett Terrace

Orsett Terrace, Paddington

Weekly Rental Of £465

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Pleased to offer this NEWLY REFURBISHED, MODERN one bedroom flat in excellent location close to Paddington Station and the amenities of Bayswater. This flat is on the third floor of a purpose built (...)

Fernhead Road

Fernhead Road, Maida Vale

Weekly Rental Of £465

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Top floor maisonette located close to Queen's Park Bakerloo Line Station. Set on the first and second floors of a period conversion, the accommodation comprises two double bedrooms - each with good (...)

Ashmore Road

Ashmore Road, Maida Vale

Weekly Rental Of £475

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Pleased to offer this modern two bedroom ground floor apartment with a private patio located only a few minutes walk to Queens Park Tube Station. The flat comprises two good size double bedrooms, a (...)

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