About Warwick Avenue, Little Venice

Warwick Avenue was originally a small track called Green Lane and was named Warwick Road - later changed to Avenue - on the street plan, which was produced by a gentleman, the surveyor to the Bishop of London, George Gutch in 1827.

Mr Gutch named the road after Jane Warwick, of Warwick Hall near Carlisle, who had married into a landowning family in England in 1778.

The first mansions were erected in the 1840s close to the Warwick Avenue Bridge over the Paddington arm of the Grand Junction Canal, now called Grand Union Canal. The neighbourhood was mostly built up within two decades and the majority of the original grand properties survive today. The most beautiful ones are part of a communal park.

St Saviour’s church on Warwick Avenue was consecrated in 1856 and its section of the road was widened to create a grand approach, making this perhaps one of the broadest avenues in London. St Saviour’s – which is now the parish church of Little Venice – was rebuilt in 1976; sadly the original church building was destroyed in the war.

Warwick Avenue has one of London’s rare surviving and charming cabmen’s shelters that was built on the avenue around 1882. Warwick Avenue station was opened in 1915.

Today, Warwick Avenue is a beautiful broad, stuccoed avenue in Little Venice. There are some unique little shops and delightful restaurants around the area which serve all sorts of international cuisine.


Infrastructure of Warwick Avenue, Little Venice

Warwick Avenue in Little Venice, is properly one of the most convenient locations in central London for people who have to travel a lot.

There is currently a Taxi rank in the middle of Warwick Avenue, a bus stop around the corner that takes you to Regent Street, Oxford Street and Knightsbridge, or other glamorous shopping destinations within minutes. The Warwick Avenue Underground station, Bakerloo Line, is in walking distance and can be reached in a few minutes.

London Paddington station is approximately 10 walking minutes away or approximately 5 minutes on the tube. From Paddington station there is a choice of train lines. One is the Heathrow Express that stops at Heathrow Airport and takes approximately 15 minutes from Paddington. There is also the Elizabeth line (www.crossrail.co.uk) that runs through central London. Trains will go from Paddington to Heathrow and Reading in the west and Abbey Wood and Shenfield in the east. The journey time on the Elizabeth line from Paddington to i.e. Tottenham Court Road is approximately 4 minutes, from Paddington to Liverpool Street approximately 10 minutes and from Paddington to Canary Wharf approximately 17 minutes. What more could one ask for…


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