study walks

Contrasts of Little Venice and the Paddington Basin

  • Tuesday 7 April 2020
    (11am-c.1pm)
  • Warwick Avenue Underground Station, Meet at 10.50am (walk ends at Paddington)
  • Guide: Andrew Davies

Discover the delights of peaceful Little Venice with its canal, gin palace and Rembrandt Gardens around the junction of the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal and the Regent’s Canal. Many of its buildings are Regency, white painted, stucco terraced townhouses, and taller blocks in the same style which contrast with the brash, thrusting corporate architecture of glass and steel.

Then a look at Brunel’s Paddington station. Paddington station’s story reflects that of the railway throughout the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries and is the grand terminus for the Great Western Railway that Isambard Kingdom Brunel always intended.

London at its most varied and invigorating.

Guide

Andrew Davies is an author, broadcaster, The Arts Society and National Trust lecturer. Andrew is the author of nine books including The East End Nobody Knows (unfortunately now out of print). He also runs his own walks and talks company called All About London.

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