1. Relax in Rembrandt Gardens, a peaceful spot with splendid views over Little Venice. The gardens are quite formal, consisting of lawns, shrubs and bedding displays, with beech, rowan and silver birch trees, plus a raised terrace and pathways leading down to the towpath. There are also wildlife areas, and on summer evenings you may see bats flitting about.
Rembrandt Gardens, Warwick Ave, W2 1XB(020-7641 5271, westminster.gov.uk > parks and open spaces, Warwick Ave tube, free.
2. See the world’s longest-running, live comedy show at the Canal Café Theatre, perched on the edge of the canal in Little Venice (above the Bridge House pub). NewsRevue has been running since 1979 and is a mix of sketches and songs that propels you through world news and current events at breakneck speed. It’s performed Thu-Sat at 9.30pm and Sundays at 9pm.
Canal Café Theatre, Delamere Terrace, Little Venice, W2 6ND (020-7289 6054, canalcafetheatre.com, Warwick Ave tube).