If you’ve ever passed through Maida Vale, you may have been fooled by its calm and tranquil demeanour. It may look like any other residential suburb or neighbourhood in London, with lots of beautiful houses and nothing to do. However, it actually has a lot to offer those who are willing to take the time to explore.
When looking for street art, you would usually expect it to bedeck the streets of Shoreditch or Camden Town. But surprisingly enough, Maida Vale has its very own gem, painted on the side of the kitchen and bathroom shop Day True. Elgin Avenue became a much brighter place once the owners commissioned street artist Findac to create a bold and beautiful piece of artwork in celebration of the shops first birthday.
Puppet Theatre Barge
Having been open for over 30 years, the Puppet Theatre Barge has hosted thousands of puppet performances to those all around London. Every summer, the theatre tours the River Thames, and over the Christmas period, a number of festive performances are held at the theatre in Maida Vale. And what’s even more special about this venue is their commitment to education. The Puppet Theatre Barge also runs programmes in schools, making this theatre not only a great place to visit in Maida Vale but also an educational experience.
Canal Café Theatre
Looking for a night full of one-man shows, music and cabaret” Then look no further than Maida Vale’s Canal Café Theatre. Located on the Little Venice canal and set above the Bridge House Pub, this 60-seat venue is the perfect spot to enjoy an evening of entertainment whilst in the area. For those comedy buffs among you, the theatre won’t disappoint. Every week from Thursday to Saturday, the Canal Café hosts NewsRevue, the world’s longest running live comedy show. Keep an eye on the calendar for their latest shows and performances because you really don’t want to miss out.
Canal Café Theatre, Delamere Terrace, London, UK
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