I've been to the areas close to Little Venice earlier for street food etc. Little Venice? Well, its a places in London which has a waterway running across the city with waterway transport with some cafes in it, simulating Venice beginning at Paddington Basin, in the midst of several high rise buildings.
So I started at Paddington Waterside. The entire place is filled with boats along the sides which served as pubs, cafes, for-hire spaces etc. Further ahead from Paddington, towards the North, is the actual Little Venice.
Its a triangular waterbody with water flowing on all 3 directions of which 2 are Regent's Canal & Grand Union. Little Venice was indeed little!!! But it was definitely a beautiful place.
I chose to walk along the Regent's Canal across Maidavale avenue. It was a curvy, curvy long walk along the waterway. It wasn't short, it was a solid 3km walk but just perfect for a romantic stroll. After a while, the walk in the midst of the Regent's Park and London zoo which was just exquisite.
Along Regent's Park where some gorgeous palatial houses which would make perfect locations for some movie shooting. I'm sure they would be used for shootings already. The waterway gets secluded by this point without any boats or cafes. Its just water and some birds. As a snack I did have some popcorns which I served the coots on the water and a couple of coots managed to swim along with me as i walked!!!
At one point I was in the midst of London Zoo, and esp the birds enclosure. Its actually a very large net thrown across several tall trees with several birds within! The best part of this walk was the picturesque locations filled with several beautiful bridges once in a while! At some places (all over London actually) are these gorgeous graffiti which serve as such colorful backdrops!
A walk across a main road at one point took me to the Primrose Hill. A diagonal directional walk across this green space was where the hill top was. Not much of a hill, but just a very slight elevation of just 78m high. Nevertheless, the view from this point was spectacular.
The whole of central London is visible from this point incl Islington Clock Tower, Canary Wharf, St Paul's Cathedral, The Shard, London Eye, Westminster etc. The place had quite a few fitness freaks jogging up & down hill!!! At hill top are quite a few benches to have a relaxed seating and view! A long plaque on the ground says 'I have conversed with the Spiritual Sun and I saw him on Primrose Hill' which was a quote by William Blake in 1757. A perfect way to wrap up a long, romantic stroll!
TO GET THERE:
Nearest Tube Station at my starting point - Paddington
Nearest Tube Station at my ending point - Camden Town
The route I took - Google Maps
Dedicated to Venkat