Located in an area of West London that lies between two Royal Parks, Notting Hill and the West End, Paddington offers plenty of facilities and attractions to visitors and residents by way of parks, gardens, squares, cafes, the Grand Union Canal and most importantly Paddington Station which is Grade I listed. The most famous spot in Paddington is St Mary’s Hospital where penicillin was discovered by Nobel Prize winner Sir Alexander Fleming who had revolutionised the world of medicine. The hospital is also where Prince William, Prince Harry, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were all born. The area of Paddington has a lot to offer to visitors, especially attractions like Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Regents Canal, and the beautiful area of Little Venice where they can see colorful canal boats, swans and Canadian Geese. Besides the various attractions of London, Paddington also offers plenty of street food options, and interesting places such as Sheldon Square, the world famous Thomas Heatherwick’s Rolling Bridge, Fan Bridge, paddle boating from Little Venice to Camden, the Puppet Theater, and ideal picnic spots at Norfolk Square Gardens and Talbot Square Gardens.
Paddington is also famous for being a shopper’s paradise as it is home to a large number of shopping options. A large variety of goods are available at these outlets whether they are small shops or large flagship stores. Some of these outlets are Accessorize, Tie Rack, Electronics Boutique, Paperchase, Boots, The Body Shop, Game, Brookford Launderettes, The Flower Store, Kall-Kwik, Currys Digital (formerly Dixons), Launderette House, YN Emporium and British Sports.
Visitors to London, especially shopaholics should plan to stay at Park Grand Paddington Court as it is located strategically close to most attractions of the city and to the various shopping outlets and centers.
The various shopping outlets fall into various categories that include Cleaning and Repairs, Electronics, Health and Beauty, Bags and Accessories, Eye wear, Food and Drink shops, Ladies Fashion, Menswear, Books, Florists, Gifts and Luxuries, Hair and Grooming, House and Garden, Photography, Sporting Goods, Supermarkets and Wine Merchants.
There are different types of accommodation in Paddington so that people with different needs and budgets can find a suitable place to stay.
Paddington also has many Shopping Centers, each one offering quite a few shops and stores. These include Whiteleys Shopping Center which is on Queensway and is a very large center having more than 70 shops and restaurants; West One Shopping Center located on Oxford Street; The Plaza Shopping Center located on Oxford Street; West 12 Shopping Center located in Shepherd’s Bush; Fountain and Colonnade Walk Shopping Center located on Buckingham Palace Road; Capital Shopping Centers located on Broadway; Online Shopping Center located on Slings by Place; Victoria Place Shopping Centre located on Buckingham Palace Road; Dolphin Arcade located at Portobello Road, Notting Hill; Gallery 117 located at Portobello Road, Notting Hill; Tossed Fulham Broadway Shopping Centre on Fulham Broadway Road; Thomas Neal Shopping Centre on Earlham Street; Angel Central at Parkfield Street; and Broadway Shopping Centre at Hammersmith Broadway.