The area of which Warwick Avenue is part – Little Venice – is one of London’s prime residential areas, known for its shops and restaurants.
Warwick Avenue opened on 31 January 1915 on the Bakerloo line’s extension from Paddington to Queen’s Park. For a time prior to its opening, the proposed name for the station was Warrington Crescent. There are no surface buildings and the station is accessed by two sets of steps to a sub-surface ticket hall. It was one of the first London Underground stations built specifically to use escalators rather than lifts.
Warwick Avenue is also the name of a song that makes reference to the station by the Welsh singer, Duffy.