Paddington is one of our favourite areas in London. It is a cosmopolitan area, famous for many things including Paddington Station where little Paddington Bear first arrived in London! It has beautiful canals to garden squares, history, shopping, restaurants and charming streets to stroll around. Paddington Station is one of the largest stations is London and is situated just north of Hyde Park and a kilometre from iconic Oxford Street! Here are our five favourite places near Paddington Station.
You can’t miss the bronze statue of the iconic, fictional bear at Paddington Station!
St Mary’s Hospital was where Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928! The laboratory where he worked was restored to how it was a century ago and is now open to the public to visit. In addition, St Mary’s Hospital is also famous for its royal births, including Prince Charles and Kate Middleton’s children!
Located just behind Paddington Station is the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union canal at Little Venice. You can take boat trips from here to Regents Park and the Camden Market. The canalside is also a fantastic place to walk, admire the colourful boats and stop at one of the many waterside cafes.
This 8 mile long canal is a beautiful place to explore or cycle, at anytime of the year. For those who enjoy a longer waterside walk, you can even follow the Regent’s Canal all the way to the London Zoo!
Take the canal towpath to Sheldon Square, a grassy amphitheatre surrounded by restaurants, outdoor free ping pong and free big screen shows during the summer!
Paddington is a fantastic place for travellers to make their temporary home base in London! When you are considering hotels in Paddington, you can make a great choice by staying at The Devonshire London Paddington.
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