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
Corus Hyde Park Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
1-7 Lancaster Gate, W2
The glorious expanses of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens form the backdrop for this tastefully decorated, modern, comfortable hotel. Located just down the road from Paddington ... More
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Danubius Hotel Regents Park
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
18 Lodge Road, NW87JT
Stunning views of Lord's Cricket Ground makes this the hotel of choice for cricket enthusiasts, but it has plenty of other advantages too. A program ... More
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Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
97 Cromwell Road, SW7
The location, two minutes' walk from Gloucester Road tube station, is the major draw of this modern, high-rise hotel. The Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace, Natural ... More
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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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Paddington Central
London > Attractions > Sheldon Square, Paddington, London W2
A peaceful canal-side new development within walking distance of Paddington Station and Marble Arch, Paddington Central is an 11 acre site, home to big businesses - ... 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
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Paddington Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Paddington
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Heal's, The Queens Building
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Westbourne Grove, Paddington, London W2
Funny to think that Heal's a furniture brand that's synonymous with quality and cutting edge design, first started out as bed-makers in 1810. The respected brand ... More
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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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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
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Paddington Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Paddington London?
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Bizzarro
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
18-22 Craven Road, Paddington, Paddington, London W2
If you are looking for the most authentic Italian restaurant, then look no further than Bizzarro! Established in 1957, this restaurant has offered the true tasted ... More
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Assaha Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
29-31 Craven Road, Paddington, London W2
Middle Eastern Cuisine... More
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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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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 Royal Exchange
London > Nightlife > Pubs
26 Sale Place, Paddington, London W2
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The Green Man
London > Nightlife > Pubs
308 Edgware Road, Paddington, London W2
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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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
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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
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Paddington Leisure

Paddington gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Hyde Park Stables
London > Leisure > Activities
63 Bathurst Mews, Paddington, London W2
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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QUEENS Skate, Dine, Bowl
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
17 Queensway, Paddington, London W2
A huge indoor ice rink, 12 bowling lanes, plenty of retro arcade machines and a British diner by MEATliquor - QUEENS Skate, Dine, Bowl has been ... More
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West London Yogashala
London > Leisure > Fitness
134 Gloucester Terrace, 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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