Maida Vale is in the west of London, a part of Paddington and is within the City of Westminster. Itís postcode district is W9. It is mostly a residential area with numerous Victorian and Edwardian mansion flats. It is bounded by Maida Avenue and the Regents Canal in the south, Maida Vale Road and Kilburn Park Road in the north and St Johnís Wood in the east.
The area was developed between the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It had a large Jewish community, with the local Synagogue being a Grade II listed building. The Maida Vale tube station, on the Bakerloo Line, was opened in 1915. Maida Vale is the location of several of the BBCís radio and broadcast stations, and is one of the companyís earliest premises. It was the centre of the BBC radio news during the Second World War. The area known as Little Venice is comprised of Maida Avenue, Warwick Crescent, Blomfield Road, and several other streets The name was coined by poet Robert Browning or Lord Byron as the name for local canals.
The south of Maida Vale is one of the foremost residential districts in London and is also home to numerous pubs and restaurants, with some of the notable ones being Canal Cafť Theatre, the Waterside Cafť, the Warwick Castle Pub and floating marionette theatre; the Puppet Theatre Barge. There is a regular waterbus service on the canals at regentís Park and stops at London Zoo and Camden Town. Central Maida Vale features many red-brick mansion homes with communal gardens. Lordís Cricket Grounds and St Johnís Wood are located near Maida Vale.
Maida Vale has had a fair share of notable residents including many inventors and engineers such as highly influential computer scientist Alan Turing, cinematographer pioneer William Friese-Greene and electrical engineer Ambrose Fleming. Other famous names to have called the area home include actors Sir Alec Guinness, John Inman, Joan Collins, Jennifer Saunders, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Ben Miller, musicians Robert Smith, David Gilmour, Jarvis Cocker, BjŲrk, Joe Strummer and Mary Hopkins, authors John Mansfield, Stephen Potter, Andreas Kalvos, Vera Brittain, Ruth Rendell Nancy Mitford and Todd Swift, first Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion, models Kate Moss and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and business woman Mary Portas.
With all there is to offer it seems like thereís no reason not to move into Maida Vale, but the idea of the actual move can put some many people off entirely. At a quick thought you know you have to pack your things and get a hold of some vehicles but thereís so much more than that. You will need lots of suitable containers for all your belongings as well as protective wrapping for them to keep them safe and clean. The toughest job of moving is getting all your large furniture and appliances out of your home which requires getting them through narrow spaces and doors, as well as up and down stairs. Itís important not forget to book parking space at the Westminster website
so that the vehicles you book will be allowed to park outside both homes. You may need storage facilities and extra help carrying everything.
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