is a posh
area of London - it is roughly a kilometer
North-West of Paddington
and borders Kilburn
on the other side. It's mostly residental - there are very few shops and no famous attractions, unless you count St George's School in the North-West, outside which teacher Philip Lawrence
was stabbed to death by a teenage gang in 1995
Despite this, it's extremely quiet and very expensive, with house prices starting at £150,000 for a one-bedroom flat and going sharply up into six figures.
The cut-off at the Kilburn end of Maida Vale road is amusing, in that it is so abrupt; a few steps either way at the junction of Kilburn Park Road and Maida Vale road and you are either standing outside boarded-up shops on filthy pavements amongst a vast crowd of underclass, or standing on a clean, deserted pavement outside hotels and houses. Presumably, Maida Vale exudes an impenetrable, electro-magnetic field of middle-classness.