House clearance Maida Vale NW6 and W9
Few little facts about Maida-Vale
Maida Vale is a residential district situated in West London between St John's Wood and Kilburn. It is part of the City of Westminster. The area consists of many late-Victorian, and Edwardian blocks of mansion flats. It is home to BBC Maida Vale studio.
The southern part of Maida Vale around Paddington Basin, a junction of 3 canals with many house boats is known as Little Venice. Just to the east of Maida Vale is the St John's Wood and Lord's Cricket Ground.
Developed by the Ecclesiastical and Commissioners in the early 1800s as middle class housing, Maida Vale took its name from a public house named after John Stuart Count of Maida, which opened on the Edgware Road soon after the Battle of Maida, 1806.
William Friese-Greene (1855-1921), pioneer of cinematography, developed a camera that took a sequence of pictures on a roll of perforated film moving behind a shutter, lived at 136 Maida Vale from 1888-1891. He later shot the world's first movie film at his Maida Vale home.
Alan Turing (1912-1954), code breaker and pioneer of computer science was born at 2 Warrington Crescent.