Located within the City of Westminster in central London, Paddington is an area that was formerly a metropolitan borough, but was integrated with Westminster and Greater London in 1965. Its main landmarks are St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington Green Police Station and the Paddington Station. Many new developments are taking place in the area including a major project called Paddington Waterside which will regenerate former railway and canal land.
Paddington Station is a key station in London that offers convenient links to other places in London and elsewhere in the country. It is also known as London Paddington which is both a central London railway terminus and London Underground station complex, located on Praed Street. The main-line station started operations in 1854 whereas the London Underground trains started in 1863. The tube station is now served by the Bakerloo, Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines. The mainline station offers commuter and regional passenger services to South West London and the Thames Valley region and long-distance intercity services to South West London and South Wales. It is also the terminus of Heathrow Express that takes just 20 minutes to reach Heathrow Airport, and the Heathrow Connect.
Visitors to London who wish to stay close to Paddington should opt for staying at Park Grand Paddington Court which offers comfortable accommodation and the best of facilities.
The Underground Station connects to the District and Circle, Bakerloo, and Hammersmith and City lines. The mainline services offer easy connectivity to Oxford, Bristol, Bath, Tauton, Exeter, Plymouth, Cornwall and South Wales. Paddington station is famous for its fictional bear, also sporting its name who has a liking for marmalade sandwiches and who was discovered by the Brown family on the platform. A bronze statue of the bear on the platform is in his commemoration.
Visitors looking for comfortable accommodation in a convenient place in London should stay at Park Grand Paddington Court Accommodation.
For travelling by air from Paddington, the office of SAS Scandinavian Airlines is located on the Lawn Shopping Concourse Paddington Station and it offers useful information and air connections to most parts of Europe and the world. The Head Office of Heathrow Express Ltd is located on the 3rd floor. Heathrow Express is the non-stop train from Paddington to Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 with trains running every 15 minutes, with the first train leaving at 05:07 and the last at 23:42. Returning from Central London, Paddington station, to Terminal 5, trains depart every 15 minutes, with the first train leaving at 05:10 and the last at 23.25. The train also stops at Terminal 1, 2 & 3 and there’s a free transfer service between terminals every 15 minutes.
The National Car Rental is located at Brook Mews North, Paddington and offers car rentals. The Floating Boater that offers boats is located at Waterside, Little Venice, Warwick Crescent and serves those who wish to use the water route. Edgware Road tube station is also located close by and offers other useful connections.