London area of W9 guide

What to do and where to stay in London's W9 neighbourhood

The residential district of Maida Vale and Warwick Avenue is the main presence in W9, falling between Kilburn and St John's Wood. The area is mainly quite affluent, consisting of many large Victorian and Edwardian blocks of mansion flats. The area is characterised by wide tree-lined avenues, large communal gardens and red-brick mansion blocks, not to forget the picturesque Little Venice, the junction between Regent's Canal and the Paddington arm of the Grand Union Canal. Maida Vale is home to some of the BBC's radio studios. The building on Delaware Road is in fact one of the BBC's earliest locations, pre-dating Broadcasting House in White City, and was the centre of the BBC radio news service during the Second World War. There are seven music and radio drama studios and some were famously home to John Peel's BBC Radio 1 Peel Sessions. Staying on the music theme, the area is also a haven for British rock royalty with names such as Jarvis Cocker, Robert Smith and Paul Weller all thought to live nearby.

See our recommended nearby W9 Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

W9 Hotels

in or near W9
Danubius Hotel Regents Park
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
18 Lodge Road, NW87JT
Stunning views of Lord's Cricket Ground makes this the hotel of choice for cricket enthusiasts, but it has plenty of other advantages too. A program ... More
Corus Hyde Park Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
1-7 Lancaster Gate, W2
The glorious expanses of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens form the backdrop for this tastefully decorated, modern, comfortable hotel. Located just down the road from Paddington ... More

W9 Entertainment

in or near W9
The Albert
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
1-5 Albert Road, W9, London NW6
Popping up for a short time only, The Albert is a temporary arts and community venue in Queens Park which makes use of a previously empty ... More
The Cock Tavern Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
125 Kilburn High Road, W9, London NW6
Since it was set up in January 2009 The Cock Tavern Theatre above The Old Cock pub in Kilburn has been staging an impressive programme of ... More
The Idler Academy
London > Entertainment > 81 Westbourne Park Road, W9, London W2
If you like your coffee with a strong shot of philosophy, The Idler Academy is the place for you. This cafe-cum-centre of learning was set up ... More

W9 Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near W9
London Walks
London > Attractions > PO Box 1708, W9, London NW6
Founded half a century ago by an Australian, London Walks claims to be the oldest urban walking tour company in the world. They also have one ... More
Trellick Tower
London > Attractions > Sights
5 Golbourne Road, W9, London W10
Towering over Golborne Road, the famous Trellick Tower has become a much talked about landmark, loved and loathed in equal measure but protected from any wrecking ... More
Jason's Canal Boat Trip
London > Attractions > Boats
Jason's Wharf, Opposite 60 Blomfield Road, W9, London W9
Jason's Trip takes passengers on a boat ride along the Regent's Canal, starting from Little Venice and heading all the way across North West London to ... More

W9 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's W9
Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Maida Vale
London > Shopping > Specialists
123 Shirland Road, Maida Vale, W9, London W9
A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ... More
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
8 Golborne Road, W9, London W10
Three traders from the famous Portobello Road market nearby grouped together and, in December 1999, set up Rellik in the shadow of Trellick Tower on Golborne ... More
London > Shopping > Clothing
95 Westbourne Park Villas, W9, London W2
Supercool and rather expensive vintage clothing shop in the trendiest corner of West London. They carry a small but beautiful selection of handpicked vintage clothing, for ... More

W9 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near W9 London?
The Elgin
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
255 Elgin Avenue, W9, London W9
All meat on the menu is sourced from the award-winning Ginger Pig at this stylish pub in Maida Vale where artfully disheveled antique furniture fills its ... More
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
339 Harrow Road, W9, London W9
African Cuisine... More
The Grand Union
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
45 Woodfield Road, Westbourne Park, W9, London W9
This restored Victorian pub stands out amid the plethora of West London's gastropubs for its eclectic menu, cosy interior and wonderfully tranquil terrace. The canalside location ... More

W9 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London W9.
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
55 Shirland Road, W9, London W9
Glamourous gastropub with a cocktail bar upstairs, Idlewild in Maida Vale has something for everyone if you enjoy fine dining and casually chic surroundings. From the ... More
The Grand Union
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
45 Woodfield Road, Westbourne Park, W9, London W9
This restored Victorian pub stands out amid the plethora of West London's gastropubs for its eclectic menu, cosy interior and wonderfully tranquil terrace. The canalside location ... More
The Warrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
93 Warrington Crescent, W9, London W9
Following on from the success of his first gastropub The Narrow in Wapping, Gordon Ramsay continues to make in-roads into the beer-and-fine-dining market with this restored ... More

W9 Nightlife

W9 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
The Betsy Smith
London > Nightlife > Bars
77 Kilburn High Road, W9, London NW6
On the unlovely part of Kilburn High Road, next to Greggs and Primark, The Betsy Smith is a breath of fresh air with its charmingly quirky ... More
The Metropolitan
London > Nightlife > Gastropub
60 Great Western Road, W9, London W11
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London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
41-43 Woodfield Road, W9, London W9
ENVY provides a high end location for an upmarket crowd looking for smart services and quality music in an upscale environment. ENVY is a place for the ... More

W9 Leisure

W9 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Iyengar Yoga Institute
London > Leisure > Fitness
223a Randolph Avenue, W9, London W9
The only purpose-built yoga centre in Europe boasts two yoga studios with underfloor heating. The specially designed skylights, built into the building's structure, make maximum use ... More
Paddington Recreation Ground
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Grantully Road, W9, London W9
Public Fitness Club, Playground Basketball" Pertemps Bullets Basketball Birmingham ,"8 Aston Hall Road, Aston... More
Paddington Recreation Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Randolph Avenue, Paddington, W9, London W9
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W9 Education

in or near W9
London School of Journalism
London > Education > Evening Classes
126 Shirland Road, Maida Vale, W9, London W9
Classes in journalism and writing... More
London School of Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
126 Shirland Road, Maida Vale, W9, London W9
... More
London School of Counselling and Psychotherapy
London > Education > Professional Training
Head Office, 218D Randolph Avenue, W9, London W9
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W9 Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near W9.
London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale
London > Business > Venue Hire
Plaza Parade, Maida Vale, W9, London NW6
It is an odd feature of London that you really do not need to go very far off the beaten track to find excellent value for ... More
Beauchamp Lodge Settlement
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Stowe Centre, 258 Harrow Road, W9, London W2
... More
Stowe Centre at WAES
London > Business > Venue Hire
258 Harrow Road, Westbourne Green, W9, London W2
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