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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Finding your Feet

A new British movie starring Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall, David Hayman, Joanna Lumley. Filming took place in daytime and evening along Blomfield Road 21 and 24 November 2016. Some of us (including moi!) at first thought it was more filming for Paddington Bear 🙂 We start with a few tweets from John Sachs on the first days of filming […]

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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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Maida Hill tunnel open to canoes for trial period

Maida Hill tunnel open to canoes for trial period until March 2017. Previously the tunnel has been listed as one of those which canoes, kayaks etc have been banned from. The entire CRT page on the matter is published below: Here’s a link to the CRT page if anyone wants a gander at the real thing 🙂

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Regent’s Canal 200th Anniversary

The Regent’s Canal celebrated its 200th Anniversary this month. Its a partial anniversary as the full canal did not open until 1820. 1816 was the year the Regent’s Canal opened from Paddington to the top of the locks Camden. This was somewhat later than the promoters had hoped, due to considerable difficulties in building the canal especially its two tunnels […]

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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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