In recent years more hotels in Paddington London – such as the Park Grand London Paddington – have cropped up. Why? That’s an easy one for us to answer! We may be a bit biased but we reckon that Paddington is one of London’s best areas to live in and visit. Paddington is located to the north of Hyde Park and is a popular neighbourhood with graduates and professionals. If you’re heading to London on holiday or on a short city break, Paddington is well worth checking out. Read on for our essential Paddington guide – guaranteed to help you enjoy the area like a local during your stay.
Paddington’s popularity has traditionally stemmed from its transport links and prime location. Though the area is well within London and can be easily accessed via the London Underground and bus routes, it is also removed from the hustle and bustle of areas such as Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square, but close enough that a short walk to Hyde Park or Oxford Street isn’t out of the question either.
Paddington is well known for a famous furry friend. Since the 1960s, Paddington Station has been known as the place where children’s book character, Paddington Bear arrived from Peru. As one of the world’s most loved children’s books, reminders of Paddington Bear can be seen throughout the station such as on Platform 1, where there is a bronze statue of him and at the Paddington Bear Shop inside the main area of the station.
Transport in Paddington
London Paddington is Paddington’s main train station and from here you can travel to various other parts of London, as well as much further afield. Train lines from London Paddington extend as far as Oxford, Swansea, Bath and Bristol.
Paddington has great links to four key London Underground lines; the Bakerloo Line, the Circle Line, the District Line and the Hammersmith and City line. It also has a number of bus routes to other areas of the city, making getting around extremely easy.
Things to Do
- Paddington is a short walk from Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, so it is a great place to spend a few days in the summer.
- There are also a number of markets, shopping areas and restaurants that are worth checking out.
- Possibly the most popular attraction in Paddington is the canal; this is where visitors can hire boats and travel to Little Venice or Camden Town.
- Though Paddington isn’t one of the main areas for nightlife in London, there are many pubs and bars that are ideal for a few drinks with friends and a fair few comedy shows for those that are interested.
If you are heading to the area then consider staying at the Park Grand London Paddington. As one of the main hotels in Paddington London, we provide a luxurious stay for guests of all ages.