Paddington

London
Paddington showing a city and a square or plaza

Explore the lovely canals and intriguing architecture of this historic neighborhood made famous by a fictional bear from Peru.

Canals and parks frame the leafy district of Paddington in central London. It is known for its historic railway station, famous hospital and a marmalade-loving cartoon bear. Discover this delightful district’s elegant Georgian homes, tidy public squares and eclectic shops.

Admire the remarkable Fan Bridge, which is modeled after a traditional Japanese hand fan. Spanning 66 feet (20 meters) across Paddington Basin, the bridge rises using hydraulic jacks. Check out the equally impressive Rolling Bridge, which curls up like a ball. You can watch the movement of both bridges at midday on Wednesdays and Fridays.

On Tuesdays or Thursdays, head to Merchant Square to enjoy a lively street food market. Dine on a range of international dishes ranging from French to Lebanese.

Wander along Praed Street, which is lined with souvenirs shops and restaurants. Enjoy a meal on one of the street’s many open-air patios and watch the passers-by. View movies on the big screen in Sheldon Square in the summer.

Stop by St. Mary’s Hospital, where Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson, computer science pioneer Alan Turing as well as princes Harry and William were all born. It is famous worldwide as the location where Sir Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin. Visit the hospital’s Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum to learn more about Fleming’s scientific breakthrough.

Marvel at the exquisite architecture of Paddington Station, with its elaborate arches and glazed roof. See the bronze statue of the railway’s architect, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, located between Platforms 8 and 9. Take the kids to see the statue on Platform 1 depicting fictional character Paddington Bear, who was named after the station.

Ride a boat from Paddington to Camden or Little Venice. Rent a paddleboard and get lessons from an operator beside the canal.

Paddington is located on the northwestern boundaries of central London, between Regent Park and Hyde Park. Paddington is a major transport hub, with easy connections to destinations around London and the U.K. Get here by riding the London Underground or the bus.

Relax on the patio of a charming café and examine examples of innovative engineering and architecture in Paddington.


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Top hotels in Paddington

Corus Hyde Park Hotel
Corus Hyde Park Hotel
4 out of 5
1 Lancaster Gate, 1-7, London, England, W2 3LG
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The price is Rs8,393 per night from 12 Jun to 13 Jun
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3.8/5 Good! (1,066 reviews)
"Location was brilliant"

Reviewed on 1 May 2022

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Lancaster Gate Hotel
Lancaster Gate Hotel
3 out of 5
66-71 Lancaster Gate, London, England, W2 3NA
The price is Rs10,011 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (969 reviews)
"We have been staying here for years. Last stay was just before the pandemic. So pleased to be back and quality of the hotel is the same!"

Reviewed on 14 May 2022

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Mitre House Hotel
Mitre House Hotel
3 out of 5
178-186 Sussex Gardens, London, England, W2 1TU
The price is Rs9,688 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 3-star hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular attractions Marble ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (942 reviews)
"For the price and location you get what you pay for. It is almost rightb n the center within a couple of miles of anything you may want to visit. But in exchange for the location and the cheap price the amenities are slim. You get lottle more than a bed and bath. No safe, no fridge and nothing else. ..."

Reviewed on 13 May 2022

Mitre House Hotel
Royal Lancaster London
Royal Lancaster London
5 out of 5
Lancaster Terrace, London, England, W2 2TY
The price is Rs33,021 per night from 30 May to 31 May
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4.5/5 Wonderful! (976 reviews)
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Reviewed on 8 May 2022

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Park Grand Paddington Court
Park Grand Paddington Court
4 out of 5
27 Devonshire Terrace, Paddington, London, England, W2 3DP
The price is Rs8,905 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
3.7/5 Good! (946 reviews)
"Small room (but in line with hotels in London). Staff was super friendly and helpful. Had a few problems with the room, and with the hotel messing up my reservation. Be prepared to drag your luggage up stairs depending on your room location"

Reviewed on 5 May 2022

Park Grand Paddington Court
Hilton London Paddington
Hilton London Paddington
4 out of 5
146 Praed Street, Paddington, London, England, W2 1EE
The price is Rs16,954 per night from 5 Jun to 6 Jun
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy breakfast, WiFi and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (982 reviews)
"Great value"

Reviewed on 6 May 2022

Hilton London Paddington
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