If you are staying in London this season and are based around Paddington station, you might be looking for some cool, fun things to do in the area that doesn’t require public transport.
Although London is very well connected by tube, if you don’t want to spend the extra money on travel, you might be looking for things to do in close proximity to where you are staying. Paddington is the ideal place, as there is plenty to do here.
Here’s a few things you might consider on your next trip to Paddington:
Restaurants near Paddington – There are many great places to eat in the area. For instance, The Summerhouse and its sister restaurant The Waterway, which sit next to the canal and offer beautiful views all year round. You can also find Zizzi’s Paddington. Offering great pizzas and pastas and even a cool kids menu, as well as Angelus, Nipa Thai and Kupp for something different. Many of these places do get booked up, especially on the weekends or on a Thursday or Friday night, so make sure that you ring ahead in advance and get that table in the diary.
Shopping – There are many shops to enjoy in the Paddington area. Whether you like branded goods or one-off shops selling unique items, you can spend a lot of time (and money!) here in Paddington. The food markets are also great. For instance, in Merchant Square, enjoy street food on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Street food is really becoming more popular in London, as chefs create a tasty treat right in front of your eyes, for you to enjoy as you walk along the many stalls. It is truly delicious, and you can find anything from hot dogs to unusual crepes to enjoy at all times of the year!
Enjoy the gardens – Norfolk Square Gardens and Talbot Square Gardens are ideal picnic spots, with deck chairs, ping pong, and giant chess to enjoy in the summer months. Why not head here with the family and enjoy a cheaper day out.
Explore the water- You can find the world’s first water maze here. Also, take a canal boat from Little Venice to Camden, or hire a paddle board for a fun time with friends! This is a great way to see London and offers something a little different.
Go to the zoo- walk along the canal and you will eventually get to ZSL London Zoo. This is a great place to see a huge variety of animals right in the city’s capital. Tickets can be bought online in advance.
Stay a while – If you want to spend a little longer in London, why not look for accommodation near Paddington station. There are plenty of options to choose from, and many Hotels near Paddington Station London which offer a great, 5 star service. The Devonshire hotel, for instance, which is a close walk to Hyde Park, is one option you may consider.
Whatever you decide to do in Paddington, enjoy your stay here!