Paddington located in the West End of London in the district of Westminster. This part of the city is home to some of London’s major attractions and is the first stop that people come to when coming from London Heathrow Airport via the Heathrow Express. What makes this part of town particularly special is the harmonious blend of shiny corporate buildings against the backdrop of elegant Georgian townhouses. This area is the perfect epitome of old meets new. One of the most famous streets in Paddington is Praed Street. This is where you can expect to find casual cafes, traditional pubs, and some of the best hotels near Norfolk Square Gardens. Devonshire Hotel London is one of our favourite hotels in this part of the city. If you are thinking about booking a stay in this part of the town, then you might want to check out one of these London Hotel Deals and include these top attractions in Paddington during your stay.
Little Venice is one of the best-kept secrets in London. While you may not be able to head to Italy, you can still enjoy all the benefits of this canal city at Little Venice. There are several things to do here including, canal boat rides, charming streetside restaurants, a theatre and much more.
Alexander Fleming’s Laboratory
Located on the famous Praed street, you find the Alexander Fleming’s Laboratory Museum. Fleming is known for discovering penicillin and visitors will be treated a comprehensive guide of discovery. The museum is open on weekdays, and unlike most of the museums in the city, there is a small fee to pay upon entrance.
The Unknown Soldier
As you make your way to terminal 1 at Paddington Station, you will find a statue of a figure that pays tribute to the men and women that fought during their lives in World War 1. The icon is of a soldier who encourages people to write a letter to the staff who lost their lives.
Paddington Station owes much of its popularity to the movie Paddington Bear. Besides being the countries first national railway station, it is also home the Heathrow Express. Some of the things you can expect to see here are the golden statue of Paddington Bear located at one of the station’s platforms as well as the many souvenir shops. For people looking for an overnight stay at the station, check out this Bed And Breakfast Paddington.
Paddington Basin Bridges
London is a city that is home to several canals. The Paddington Basin is the long canal basin surrounding Paddington.The basin starts 500 m south of the junction Little Venice going through to Regent’s Canal and the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal. Over the Paddington Basin, you will spot the architecturally pleasing Paddington Basin Bridge, which is a popular stop with locals and tourists for capturing some of the best social media-ready pictures. This is also an excellent spot for enjoying a sunset stroll.