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.
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
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
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