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Cleveland Square Fireworks

Cleveland Square Fireworks

Fireworks night at Cleveland Square Gardens is fantastic for W2 residents! A yearly main event and one not to missed. Fireworks mixed in with dance music!

Oxford Square

Oxford Square

A pretty spot in which to relax and eat lunch on a sunny day, just off Edgware Road.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Early morning runs are not too painful with sights like this!

Little Venice's Canals

Little Venice's Canals

Picturesque walks and barge spotting along the waterways....

The Bridge House

The Bridge House

Classic pub food using fresh ingredients and a cosy atmosphere. The building is shared with the Canal Cafe Theatre, so pop upstairs for some fantastic acting!

Waterside Cafe

Waterside Cafe

A charming cafe inside a boat on the Paddington Branch of the Regent's Canal.

Jason's Trip

Jason's Trip

A tour guide canal boat service from Little Venice to Camden Lock, with commentary on the history of Regent's Canal.

Puppet Theatre Barge

Puppet Theatre Barge

The loveliest puppet shows for children on a moored barge in Little Venice.

The Duke of York

The Duke of York

A really cosy pub with traditional interiors, this place is a great little spot.

Clifton Nurseries

Clifton Nurseries

The most beautiful café in London.

Westbourne Gardens

Westbourne Gardens

Springtime is beautiful in one of London's many garden squares!

Clifton Greens

Clifton Greens

Really good quality organic produce at very reasonable prices!

Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Stunning views at sunset in London's back garden....

Another Country

Another Country

A beautiful interiors shop selling furniture, home accessories and lighting.

Speakers' Corner

Speakers' Corner

In a corner of Hyde Park you can find a place where there is total freedom of speech!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Bayswater, Maida Vale, Marylebone, Notting Hill, Westbourne Park, Kensington, St John's Wood, Knightsbridge, Mayfair and Holland Park

"23 and 24 Leinster Gardens are not what they seem - a false facade blends in with the neighbouring properties and hides the railway tracks behind. This outside section allowed fumes to escape from the tunnels at a time when the trains were steam powered."

I love walking around Bayswater and looking at the elegant Georgian architecture.

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The garden squares in Bayswater really add to the area's charm.

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David Roberts

Little Venice's canals add to the charm of the area - it really is like being in Italy!

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  1. I came to London for vacation and it's the best place for shopping, dining and until late the area is full of people. Everything is nearby. I love staying in central London. The whole place is full of life and refreshing.

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Child-friendly activities near Paddington

Hyde Park Stables

Hyde Park Stables
Hyde Park Stables offer adults and children group and private horse rides, horse riding lessons and arena lessons, all year round, in Hyde Park London. We ride on horses and ponies chosen for their safe temperament, catering for riders of all abilities. Previous experience is not necessary. There are five miles of bridleways, and two outdoor riding arenas for more formal horse riding lessons, dressage, and jumping for children. Website

New Mum New You

Mickey Star Nursery
New Mum New you is a free post natal exercise and nutrition programme - Weekly sessions run by a registered Dietitian and Physical Activity specialist. Energy boosting workouts. Helpful tips on nutrition for you and your baby. Website

Aquababies

Marble Arch Marriott
Aquakiddies/Babies swimming lessons, whilst teaching essential baby swimming skills, also strongly emphasise 'having fun' as we believe enjoyment to be vital for baby health. Our courses are 5 weeks long with 1 lesson per week. Our prices are very competitative especially when you consider all the bonuses of baby swimming. Why not jump in and see for yourself. Website

Porchester Centre

Baby Swim
Porchester Centre has a baby swim on Fridays from 11:30am - noon. There are additional family swims on the weekends and in the afternoons, but they are for older kids, too. Call ahead to make sure the session is on as there can be last-minute changes with school holidays or maintenance.

About Paddington

Paddington is an area of the City of Westminster, in Central London. Formerly a metropolitan borough, it was integrated with Westminster and Greater London in 1965. Three important landmarks of the district are Paddington station, designed by the celebrated engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and opened in 1847; St Mary's Hospital and Paddington Green police station (the most important high-security police station in the United Kingdom).

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