Browning never dreamt up ‘Little Venice’

The Robert Browning/Little Venice thingy is a myth that’s been too long perpetuated. Any poet needing credit it should be Lord Byron but that was only the word ‘Venice’ for the canals in London’s W2 and W9. Anyone (inc Canal & River Trust) who claim Browning coined the name Little Venice are just so wrong. Its what these days one […]

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Paddington Bear Movie at Little Venice #3

Big film crew in Little VeniceSee if I can get a walk on part 😏 pic.twitter.com/vgQj4v82yi — steve stringer (@stringalingcpfc) November 8, 2016 🎥 #Paddington 2 #London 🎥#crew #cranes #cameras #zipwires #moviemaking #Filmmaking #movie #film #moviemagic #paddingtonbear ❤️ #londonlife pic.twitter.com/b9hjfgMmcJ — Dainesie Girl 🐝 (@DebDaines) November 9, 2016 For anyone around #London #LittleVenice you might find this guy being filmed […]

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Paddington Bear Movie at Little Venice #2

The second night of filming – some more tweets and pictures. Paddington Bear 2 … Currently filming in London 🐻 https://t.co/eMkE1NkZcf — Zora Suleman (@ZoraSuleman) November 7, 2016 Loving that #paddington2 thinks #littlevenice needs nicer (fake) lamp posts @marmeladeproductions pic.twitter.com/e0Fqco4hnA — ASMEO (@asmo1512) November 7, 2016 What is happening in little Venice?? I think I have just walked through the […]

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Paddington Bear Movie at Little Venice #1

              Paddington 2 is taking place in and around Little Venice this week. The weekend saw preparations & testing in readiness for filming over the next few days. Here are some tweets plus photos detailing the happenings 🙂 Canal & towpaths closed around Little Venice 8-9 Nov 2016 for filming pic.twitter.com/QAlEV0hRx0 — London Canals (@Londoncanals) October 30, […]

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Canal updates – Little Venice/Paddington/Lisson Grove

The following is from the local politicians on issues related to the canal. Little Venice Canal area  We have asked the Canal & River Trust to investigate this issue; “What has happened to Little Venice Canal at Paddington Basin? Even the ducks have abandoned the green slime that has engulfed the entire basin. Can we please have a longer term […]

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Is Londonist’s canal knowledge spot on?

Londonist published a feature (8 August 2016) extolling the virtues of Paddington, including trains, bears, and canals – exactly what one expects to find in the area! 😉 It mentions Paddington Basin as a branch of the Regent’s Canal…. Many would say that’s a mistake as it’s a branch off the Grand Union Canal. Hmmmmm….. It’s indeed not a Regent’s […]

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Is Little Venice on the Grand Union Canal?

Canal & River Trust’s banner strung on the nothern side of the famous Little Venice pool proclaims: So Little Venice happens to be on the ‘Grand Union Canal’ only? The Regent’s isnt even mentioned! Let’s consider some facts. One: Little Venice would have never existed if the Regent’s Canal had not been built. Why’s that? The famous stretch of wide […]

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Paddington’s Fan-tastic Bridge on test

The Fan Bridge at Paddington Basin was on test late afternoon/early evening today (28th July) and could be seen raised to the fullest extent. Here’s an article from the Daily Telegraph discussing the proposed bridge a couple of months ago. The Fan bridge will operate on Fridays only at the same time as the nearby rolling bridge. Sadly these bridges […]

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London’s worst canal ‘towpath’ – 3

Did a City of Westminster councillor fail the city in its duties? I decided to add this interim installment to this investigation of the towpath situation between Little Venice and Lisson Grove as I think it lends an important aspect to the failures in providing proper access and good signage for disabled people who wish to use the canal towpaths […]

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London’s worst canal ‘towpath’ – 2

We begin this section with a quote from London Canals’ 2006 report: Why is there a problem at Maida Hill & Lisson Grove? “Until the 1980’s there never used to be such major restrictons pertaining to the towpath in question. British Waterways’ proposals for a major waterborne light and sound show in 1989 meant that large numbers of boats moored […]

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