Floating Pocket Park  

 
 
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Floating Pocket Park A floating park in the Paddington Basin brings a beautiful green space to a forgotten section of the Grand Union Canal. Former Royal Horticultural Society Young Garden Designer of the Year Tony Woods led the design, creating the Floating Pocket Park as a decked garden and unusual green space; a peaceful oasis for people to enjoy. Reviving the canals, once the arteries of this part of the city, the floating platform includes a pavilion to provide support for plants and shade for visitors as well as an events area which can accommodate up to 120 people. Open lawn areas, nectar-rich mixed raised borders, communal seating, decked platforms and walkways not only encourage wildlife but also create a park where you can miraculously walk on water.

 

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Edgware Road Tube Station
 
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Paddington Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
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Paddington Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
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Bell Street Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
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4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Metropole Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  34% off
225 Edgware Road, W2 | 1 minute from Floating Pocket Park
The Hilton London Metropole is a large modern hotel on Edgware Road, nearby to Madame Tussauds, London Zoo, Hyde Park and Paddington Station, making it easily ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Paddington Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £94  39% off
Praed street, W2 | 5 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
Originally built in 1854 - and thoroughly modernised in 2002 and again in 2012 - the Hilton London Paddington is a grand Victorian hotel that's certainly ... More
 
 
 
Hotel Indigo London Paddington
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £87  37% off
16 London Street, W2 | 5 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
Bright carpets, coloured glass and funky décor help create a warm welcome at this brand new hotel three minutes walk from Paddington - a useful transport ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Parks and Gardens nearest Floating Pocket Park

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Hyde Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2 | 16 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
Technically two different parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are in practical terms one huge, merging expanse. The 'split' dates back to 1728 when Queen Caroline, ... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Princes Square, Bayswater, London W2 | 17 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
Technically two different parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are in practical and historical terms one huge, merging expanse. Almost every kind of outdoor pursuit takes ... More
 
 
 
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Brown Hart Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Duke Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 19 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
This beautiful garden just off Oxford Street and close to Selfridges occupies an unlikely position - above an electricity sub-station. Brown Hart Gardens were re-opened in ... More
 
 
 
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Landmark Hotel, 222 Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London NW1 | 9 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
The spa in the basement of the Landmark London hotel is small but spoiling with luxury ESPA treatments and the use of the 15-metre swimming pool. ... More
 
 
 
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Hyde Park Stables
London > Leisure > Activities
63 Bathurst Mews, Paddington, London W2 | 10 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
Hop on a steed and trot your way through one of London's most central parks, courtesy of those lovely equestrian types at Hyde Park Stables. The ... More
 
 
 
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Pensioners' Playground
London > Leisure > Activities
Hyde Park Pavilion Tennis and Bowls Centre, Hyde Park, London W2 | 16 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
It's not just kids who get a playground all to themselves. The over-60s can enjoy their own dedicated space in Hyde Park where London's first ever ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th March to 4th May 2019 - Various Times
Floating Pocket Park, 52-54 Bell Street, NW1 | 4 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
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Cockpit Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Gateforth Street, Marylebone, London NW8 | 8 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
A vibrant fringe theatre in Marylebone, the Cockpit Theatre was designed by Edward Mendelsohn and built in 1969-70. Notable as London's first purpose-built theatre in-the-round since ... More
 
 
 
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Puppet Theatre Barge
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Opp 35 Blomfield Road, W9 | 10 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
For a completely different kind of theatre experience, hop on board the Puppet Theatre Barge. Launched in 1982, this floating puppet theatre has 50 seats and ... More
 
 
 
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Lord's Cricket Ground
London > Entertainment > Spectator Sport
Lords Cricket Ground St. Johns Wood Road, St John's Wood, London NW8 | 13 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
This revered ancient cricket ground has been the site of many a historic victory and many more England batting collapses. While Lord's Cricket Ground has long ... More
 
 
 
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Merchant Square
London > Attractions >
W2 | Same location as Floating Pocket Park
A modern development at the heart of Paddington's waterways, Merchant Square is home to shops, restaurants and businesses as ... More
 
 
 
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Subway Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 Edgware Road Subway, Bayswater, London W2 | 2 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
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
 
 
 
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Mark Jason Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 Bell Street, Marylebone, London NW1 | 3 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
After several years healthy trading since 2001, the Mark Jason Gallery moved premises to Edgware Road from New Bond Street. This is a great gallery founded ... More
 
 
 
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The Girl Can't Help It
London > Shopping > Clothing
Alfies Antiques Market, 13-25 Church Street, Marylebone, London NW8 | 8 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
This is a veritable treasure trove of sumptuous, genuine, vintage clothing put together by Sparkle Moore and Cad van Swankster and housed on the ground floor ... More
 
 
 
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Alfie's Antique Market
London > Shopping > Markets
13-25 Church Street, Marylebone, London NW8 | 8 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
Alfie's, one of the largest indoor antique markets in London, is a well known secret among decorators and interior designers who come to trawl the stalls ... More
 
 
 
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Kindare
London > Shopping > Clothing
Connaught Street, W2 | 8 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
Offering customised luxury clothing for men and women, worn by the likes of Christina Ricci, HRH Princess Beatrice and Kate Hudson , Kindare on Connaught ... More
 
 
 
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KuPP
London > Restaurants >
5 Merchant Square, Unit 53, W2 | 1 minute from Floating Pocket Park
KuPP, a Scandinavian inspired restaurant, bar, cafe and store on the Paddington Basin, encourages its customers to 'fika', a common Swedish concept meaning to ... More
 
 
 
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The Frontline Club
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
13 Norfolk Place, Paddington, Paddington, London W2 | 2 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
The Frontline gets its name from it's attachment to the club above it, formed to support those serving on the frontline, whether through journalism, the diplomatic ... More
 
 
 
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Satay House
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
13 Sale Place, Paddington, Paddington, London W2 | 3 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
There's been a smart refurbishment and reopening at this much-loved Malaysian local, but fortunately nothing seems to have really changed, apart from a some smart design-work ... More
 
 
 
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 17 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
 
 
 
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La Cucina Caldesi
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 18 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
The Caldesi family first set up a cooking school in Giancarlo's native Tuscany. His 'Return to Tuscany' was captured by BBC cameras and dished up on ... More
 
 
 
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 21 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
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London > Leisure > Activities
63 Bathurst Mews, Paddington, London W2 | 10 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
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The Green Man
London > Nightlife > Pubs
308 Edgware Road, W2 | 3 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
Taking previously run down neighbourhood pubs and preserving them by adding backpacker hostels to the upper floors, PubLove operates six leased pubs across London. The ... More
 
 
 
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The Windsor Castle
London > Nightlife > Pubs
27-29 Crawford Place, Marylebone, London W1H | 5 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
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
 
 
 
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Victoria
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10a Strathearn Place, Paddington, London W2 | 7 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
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 Dog House
London > Nightlife > Bars
62 Seymour Street , W1H | 11 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
Located beneath Italian restaurant Bernardi's . The Dog House is a playful basement cocktail bar that serves classic and modern Italian cocktails as well as Negroni, ... More
 
 
 
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Sisu
London > Nightlife > Bars
535 Oxford Street, W1C | 14 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
A rooftop where you can get Negronis on tap in Scandinavian-inspired surrounds, Sisu takes over the fourth floor spot overlooking Oxford Street where Notch popped ... More
 
 
 
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Purl
London > Nightlife > Bars
50/54 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 15 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
Drinks come with a pre warning at this flamboyant cocktail bar. Purl is a speakeasy bar that prides itself in its extravagant cocktail menu, which sees ... More
 
 
 
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The Wallace Collection
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London W1U | 16 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
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Claridge's
London > Business > Venue Hire
Brook Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1K | 22 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
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The Dorchester Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
54 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 22 minutes from Floating Pocket Park
One of the most famous hotels in England, The Dorchester is a stunning Art Deco curve, overlooking the expanses of the Royal Parks. This is the ... More
 
 
 
 

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