Paddington sits right in the heart of one of the most sophisticated and exclusive areas in London, and it has lots of fantastic shopping opportunities available to visitors in the area. Situated in the glitzy borough of the City of Westminster, Paddington is incredibly close to many of the capitals top attractions, but for those who enjoy a bit of retail therapy, there is an abundance of accessible options as well. Another great thing about this district, is its close proximity to the Park Grand London Paddington, a stunningly luxurious accommodation, which is perfect for Central London dwellers looking for a good night’s rest. Here are three of the best places you can go to get your retail therapy fix, if you’re staying close to Paddington Station.
Here are the Three Of The Best Places To Shop Near Paddington Station
Whiteleys Shopping Centre
Whiteleys lies in the stunning district of Bayswater, and is London’s oldest retail outlet. It first opened in 1845, and so is a very old building, but it still provides the best deals and shopping experience for anyone looking for retail therapy in London. Whiteleys shopping centre is located in a remarkable grade II- listed building and is thankfully very close to both the Bayswater and Queensway tube stations. It is also only a stone throw away from Paddington Station, which is perfect if you’re staying in the area.
The shopping centre contains an array of impressive outlets such as Kurt Geiger, Ernest Jones, H and M, GAP and much more. When you get hungry you can take a break and get a bite to eat or something to drink in one of the many coffee shops and cafes in the centre.
Few of the Restaurants in Whiteleys Shopping Centre:
o Bar + Block
o Coast to Coast
o Caffe Nero
o M&S Cafe Revive
o Friendly Phil’s
o Frankie & Benny’s
o Five Guys
o Dim t
o Costa Coffee
Whiteleys shopping centre parking
Whiteley shopping centre’s parking opens at 7:00 am. Parking is free for 4 hrs. and the charges would be £2 for l hrs. in all car parks Tesco until 6:00 pm. There are no restrictions between 6.00pm and midnight, when the car parks close. Parking machines are located at every entrance to the shopping centre. know more.
Alfies Antique Market
Located a short walk from Paddington Station, Alfies Antique Market is the perfect place to visit, of your looking to bag a good bargain. The market first opened in 1976 and was formerly called Jordans’ department store, though this has since changed. Alfies resides in a beautiful Egyptian style building with art deco furnishings and it contains up to 100 independent antique dealers. There is also a rooftop café where you can relax and after a long day of bargain hunting. With its unique and beautiful charm, and an array of quirky bits and pieces for visitors to buy, this is a market quite unlike any other in the Capital.
Alfies Antique Market’s opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Smythson Of Bond Street
With a brand history of over 125 years, and a wide variety of luxury accessories on offer, Smythson On Bond Street is a fantastic choice for those looking to purchase something extra special during their travels in London. This stunning store contains everything from women’s handbags and clutches, to men’s wallet and watches, and much more. The store resides in the Westbourne Grove area in Paddington, and is close to many transport links. This is the perfect place to shop if you are looking for something at the cutting edge of retail, and you may find the hours pass you by as you browse the marvellous products on show.