Little Venice, London

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” William Cullen Bryant

Though looking outside today there may only be the last twinkle in the eye left.

Winter is battling its way through and wiping that smile firmly from the face of the earth.

For those not quite ready to give in yet, there is a little spot in London where Autumn holds fast.

Little Venice, London

London’s very own Little Venice.

Here you can still catch the last of the leaves, the sun falling through them onto the rippling water below.

Autumn in London

Take a stroll along the canal and dream of life on a houseboat.

Little Venice, London

Houseboat London



It’s just the spot to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Drift away with your own thoughts and unplug.

Winter style

Long pea coat (40% off with code “HOLIDAY“)

 Silk shirt

Skinny jeans // Chanel Boy

Rose loafersHigh st versionsCute boot alternative

How could you possibly resist a view like this…

Little Venice, London

With the light dancing on the water, the breeze in the trees and that golden sunlight painting the sky.


Lucky visitors swim through molten gold.


As people pass by in their floating homes.

British Canals



There are theatres, cafes, restaurants and bars for stopping at.


^ You can have a cream tea in a barge at this one!

Particularly fun if you’re hosting guests from out of town, as you get quite the view with your jam & cream.



Feed the crumbs to the swans, and potter off again.




We marched back down the water’s edge to The Waterway for drinks and a spot of late lunch on the terrace.



Crispy gnocchi in pumpkin and sage.


Cracking roast chicken with kale and gravy.

Just the ticket!


After a cup of tea we went on our way, content that we’d made the very most of the very last of London’s autumn.

Make sure you pop over before it’s too late!

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  • Love the golden yellow leaves falling on the ground . . . Such a breezy and cool welcome to a parfait Winter holiday time! Simply so beautiful! 🙂

    LA BIJOUX BELLA | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • the park is really golden and pretty! Unfortunately here in New England the beautiful colors are almost gone and it’s quite windy and chilly. Thanks for sharing! enjoy.

  • Looks so quiet and lovely- I adore those shoes btw!

  • The autumn colours are simply stunning in your photos. I didn’t know London had a Little Venice.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Wow! So beautiful! I’ve never been to Venice but it’s nice to see that London has its own Little Venice. 🙂


  • What beautiful photos – I love the relaxing atmosphere they conjure up! Sadly autumn is over in Devon for now – though perhaps with some luck we might get a dusting of snow this year?

  • Hi Rosie, I agree with you, it’s so sad to see the last leaves fall. I love those autumn colours everywhere but sadly they’ll be gone by the end of the month. It’s getting more difficult to have a full sunny day so if it’s nice weather, we need to be out and take those final nice pics before nature looks so bare. At least we’ve got Christmas round the corner to cheer us up! Love the photo where you coat is floating but I really wonder if wearing those loafers while out and about is confortable. Julie x

  • You do Autumn so beautifully, Rosie. This was so dreamy! Especially that gnocchi in pumpkin and sage, so good! Immy x

  • Rennie Jiang

    So gorgeous! I wish I were there to enjoy the beautiful leaves!

  • I live very close to this area and absolutely love taking a stroll around little Venice from time to time, the photos you’ve taken make it look so beautiful!

  • Very pretty, I love these causal, candid posts! The gnocchi with pumpkin and sage look too too good! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

  • As a local W9er, l have always thought Little Venice looks more like Amsterdam than Venice!!!

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Gorgeous, the light here is wonderful!


  • Laura

    Autumn in London looks so pretty! Check out my post on autumn in the countryside:

  • Kari Guastella

    What an absolutely beautiful area of London!

  • Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing this spot with us out of towners. Love the houseboats in Amsterdam, didn’t know you had them too in London.

  • Laura

    I work round the corner from here! Makes for lovely lunch time walks to get away from the office!