In preparation for this weekend’s trip to Venice, Italy, the hubs and recently I took a walk to Little Venice. I’d been on the hunt for a good day outing in London and found a few blogs to recommend a stroll near the canal. At the southern part of Maida Vale is the junction of Paddington Basin with Regent’s Canal, a place that feels nothing like hustling, bustling London. Lining the canal are a number of eclectic boats ranging in purpose from book stores and photography galleries, to “interesting” displays and cafes. It likely won’t hold a candle to the canals we’ll see this weekend, but it was a peaceful part of the city certainly worth seeing. The Prince Alfred, a nearby pub with traditional Victorian snugs (think private rooms with hobbit-sized doors) was the perfect spot for lunch. Pints, Cotswold cheeses a a shared chicken sandwich with chips fueled us for the long walk home, or at least enough to get us halfway there to another pint pit stop. More importantly, the long walk proved my new kicks to be a great purchase. They are so comfy and will definitely keep me skipping across the bridges and around the canals this weekend!