Venice, known for its canals and gondolas, has always been on the bucket list of many, mine included. But since a trip to Italy is not feasible at this time, I settled for this cute little gem I found in London.
I never thought I’d find anything close to tranquility in busy London, especially during the day. That changed when we walked through the neighborhood after arriving at Warwick Station (Underground). It was definitely more of a residential area rather than the usual urban hub and tourist spots that I visited. No honking taxis, no red double-deckers, no rushing Londoners and no tourist looking at maps. Well, except for the boyfriend and I. We both haven’t been to this place so we relied mostly on Google Maps. Thankfully, it was quite easy to spot.
Little Venice is formed by two canals, the Grand Union and the Regent’s. Both canals meet at the Little Venice Lagoon, where waterside cafés and pubs can be seen, as well as little boats for trips to the other points of the canal. Unfortunately, we didn’t have much time to take a boat trip so we decided to have a nice stroll beside the canals. And of course, took lots of photos.
It was refreshing and sweet in this picturesque spot in London despite the short time we spent there. I highly recommend a visit or two, especially if you’ve been around the busy areas. Not just for tourists, even. I believe it’d be great for busy Londoners to spend their day off’s strolling around here.
I would never take pictures in the underground if this was in other stations, the stares I would get, lol. People are rushing, there’d be no time at all to pose. But Warwick was almost empty, hence, the picture above.
This was the first bridge crossing the canal that we found. This is near the lagoon.
You’d know it’s the Little Venice Lagoon because it won’t be a 5-meter-wide canal, but a pool of water, instead.
My always angry other half (not really), haha. But we were only taking a “test shot” here. He’d take my photos but I’d direct him and adjust the DSLR settings, beforehand. He rarely wants to be photographed, so this photo is supposed to be not for, erm, the public, but here you are. I’m sorry, love!