Paddington

Thanks to its conveniently located tube station, getting into and out of this northwest London neighborhood is simple.

Paddington is widely known for its famous railway station, a terminal that services multiple underground lines and connects passengers to nearly every point in the city. There’s more to Paddington than trains and transit—sleek shops, independent markets, and corner cafes surround the bustling hub. For those that aren’t commuting through, Georgian homes and public squares offer clean, well-lit places to spend their days.

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On the Map

Paddington is within City of Westminster and bordered by Bayswater, Westbourne Green, Lisson Grove, Maida Vale, Mayfair, St. John's Wood, and Marylebone

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

The London Eye: 26 minutes on the tube
The Tower of London: 40 minutes on the tube
Heathrow Airport: 70 minutes on the tube
Gatwick Airport: 60 minutes by tube and train
Kings Cross: 25 minutes on the tube
National Gallery: 25 minutes on the tube

Busy Transport and Tourist Hub

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Popular with commuters, locals, and tourists, Paddington's numerous transport connections make it easy to get around London and to travel to other UK destinations.

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A bustling street lined with restaurants and souvenir shops, Praed Street is the heart of Paddington.

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Menu boards and sidewalk tables are common along Praed Street.

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St Mary's Hospital invented penicillin, and wouldn't you know it, the hospital is still going strong.

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Paddington is also the hub for the Heathrow Express which will whisk you to and from Heathrow Airport in less than 20 minutes.

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Marble Arch is a vibrant area boosting any kind of cafes, restaurants, shops, cinemas and 24 hours grocery shopping.The location offers both the city high life and the relaxing environment of a large green park."

Quiet Residential Streets

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Original Victorian architecture comprises Paddington's residential side streets.

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Cobbled alleyways open onto multi-colored mews housing.

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We didn't need to use public transport to see all main attractions of London or get to the shopping street."

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Visited in 2013

Hyde Park

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Resplendent Hyde Park is one of London's largest open spaces.

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Boating, swimming, public discussion at the Speakers' Corner, and frolicking of all sorts happen in Hyde Park.

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There's plenty of beauty to share.

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Let's share it together.

Photography

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After living his first twenty something years in the great land of Michigan, Tec Petaja traveled throughout central Asia, lived in Indiana and Hawaii, and finally found a home in Nashville, Tennessee where he currently resides with his wife.

Tec Pateja

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