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Paddington

A prominent position on the doorstep of one of London's largest terminals

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

David Roberts

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

Rebecca Boon

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

Giorgio Romani

What is your favourite place?

Where do Paddington locals go?

Oxford Square

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

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!

Hyde Park

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

Little Venice's Canals

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

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

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

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

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

The Duke of York

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

Westbourne Gardens

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

Clifton Greens

Really good quality organic produce at very reasonable prices!

Hyde Park

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

Another Country

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

Speakers' Corner

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

The Warrington Hotel

As well as the original décor and the friendly atmosphere, the beer is good too.

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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

What do you love about Paddington?

Why do you find Paddington a great place to live?

Marium

"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."

December 2014

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"In July 1829, George Shillibeer started London's first regular bus service. For one shilling and sixpence, you could be transported in horse drawn comfort from Paddington Green to Bank via Angel."

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  1. 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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