London area of Paddington guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Paddington neighbourhood

The only neighbourhood in London famed for a polite duffle coat-wearing Peruvian bear with a penchant for marmalade sandwiches, Paddington is centred around the Paddington Basin and its Isambard Kingdom Brunel-designed station, which contains a statue of the classic children's fictional character Paddington Bear. Princes William and Harry were both born in the area's St Mary's Hospital, while Little Venice has become a popular spot at the junction of Regent's Canal and the Paddington arm of the Grand Union Canal. The neighbourhood was subject of a BBC fly-on-the-wall docu-soap in the late 90s called Paddington Green, which explored the lives of residents in the area and was narrated by Ross Kemp, aka Grant in the soap opera EastEnders.

See our recommended nearby Paddington Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Paddington Hotels

in or near Paddington
Shaftesbury Premier London Paddington Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
55-61 Westbourne Terrace, W2
Nestled in the vibrant area of Paddington and Hyde Park, the Shaftesbury Premier London Paddington is a great pick for both businessmen and holiday makers. Located ... More
 
 
 
Park Grand London Hyde Park
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
78-82 Westbourne Terrace, W2
This boutique hotel is proudly situated near Hyde Park. It is in the close proximity of the popular and vibrant area of Paddington and also accessible ... More
 
 
 
The Park Grand London Paddington
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
1 - 3 Queens Gardens, W2
This lovely four star offering is very well located in a quiet corner amidst the hustle and bustle of Paddington. Come to the Park Grand London ... More
 
 
 

Paddington Entertainment

in or near Paddington
Studio Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
North Westminster Community School North Wharf Road, Paddington, London W2
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UCI
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
2nd Floor, Whiteleys Shopping Centre, Queensway, Paddington, London W2
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Odeon Whiteleys
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Queensway, Bayswater, Paddington, London W2
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Paddington Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Paddington
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Art Work Space: The Hempel Hotel
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
31-35 Craven Hill Gardens, Paddington, London W2
Art Work Space is an independent art gallery on the lower ground floor of The Hempel hotel, showcasing emerging artists working in a variety of media ... More
 
 
 
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Subway Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 Edgware Road Subway, Paddington, London W2
Take the pedestrian subway below Edgware Road and Harrow Road and you'll come across a hidden corner of culture in the Subway Gallery. Situated under landmarks ... More
 
 
 
Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, Paddington, London W2
Visit this surprisingly humble laboratory in which Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin. Now restored to the musty, dusty cramped conditions of September 1928, visitors can retrace the ... More
 
 
 

Paddington Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Paddington
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The Porchester Spa
London > Shopping > Health and Beauty
The Porchester Centre, Paddington, London W2
Original Art Deco spa and treatment centre. A decidedly more relaxing London experience, Porchester Spa isn’t a homogenous treatment centre that could be located anywhere in the ... More
 
 
 
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ME & EM
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
21 Connaught Street, Paddington, London W2
Tatler loves this place, Vogue calls them "the loungewear wizards", and Nicola Formby wishes she'd known about ME & EM (previously called the Pyjama Room) when ... More
 
 
 
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Markus Coffee Company
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
13 Connaught Street, Paddington, London W2
Huge sacks brimming over with coffee beans of every different variety decorate the floorboards of this historic establishment. Savour the smells of freshly roasted and ground ... More
 
 
 

Paddington Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Paddington London?
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Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Paddington Station, Paddington, London W2
Nero is probably the best of the Capital’s coffee shop chains. Offers a wide range of authentic Italian coffee in a pleasant relaxed environment. Snacks include ... More
 
 
 
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Ask! Pizza
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
41-43 Spring Street, Paddington, London W2
A good pizza chain. Serves tasty large Italian pizzas, pasta and salads in light spacious restaurants. A reliable and quick meal option.... More
 
 
 
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Nando's
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
63 Westbourne Grove, Paddington, London W2
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Paddington Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Paddington.
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Victoria
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10a Strathearn Place, Paddington, London W2
High up on a wall, behind the counter of this opulent, smart Victorian pub is a clock dated 1864. A framed copy of the Sun newspaper ... More
 
 
 
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The Windsor Castle
London > Nightlife > Pubs
27-29 Crawford Place, Paddington, London W1H
Certainly one of the oddest and most patriotic pubs in London, The Windsor Castle is more a museum to the essence of old-fashioned Englishness than a ... More
 
 
 
Swan
London > Nightlife > Pubs
66 Bayswater Road, Paddington, London W2
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Paddington Nightlife

Paddington clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
The Gyngleboy
London > Nightlife > Bars
27 Spring Street, Paddington, London W2
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The Mitre
London > Nightlife > Bars
24 Craven Terrace, Paddington, London W2
Set in the heart of Bayswater and only 50 metres from Hyde Park, the Mitre is a beautiful Grade II listed pub popular with regulars and ... More
 
 
 
Lancaster London Hotel
London > Nightlife > Bars
Lancaster Terrace, Bayswater, Paddington, London W2
The Royal Lancaster Hotel includes two restaurants Nipa, a Thai restaurant, and Island Restaurant and Bar, a stylish contemporary split-level space with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Hyde ... More
 
 
 

Paddington Leisure

Paddington gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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All Star Lanes, Bayswater
London > Leisure > Activities
Whiteleys, 6 Porchester Gardens, Bayswater, Paddington, London W2
A Vogue shoot with hot model Daisy Lowe just goes to show the height of hip that All Star Lanes has reached. This fun bowling alley ... More
 
 
 
West London Yogashala
London > Leisure > Fitness
134 Gloucester Terrace, Paddington, London W2
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Topnotch
London > Leisure > Fitness
Whiteley's, Queensway, Paddington, London W2
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Paddington Education

in or near Paddington
SKOLA International Community School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
12 Porchester Place, Marble Arch, Paddington, London W2
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Paddington Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Paddington.
Hilton London Paddington
London > Business > Venue Hire
146 Praed Street, Paddington, Paddington, London W2
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Quality Crown Hotel Hyde Park
London > Business > Venue Hire
8-14 Talbot Square, Hyde Park, Paddington, London W2
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Quality Hotel Hyde Park
London > Business > Venue Hire
8-14 Talbot Square, Paddington, London W2
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