The Paddington area of London makes for a great visit any time of year, and at the Park Grand London, you’re conveniently situated in this vibrant hub of one of the world’s most famous cities. Whether you want to stay local or travel further afield, here’s five great reasons to add a stay at the Park Grand to your wish list for 2018…
Get away from it all in Little Venice
Picturesque as can be and situated just north of Paddington, imagine how much time you could spend relaxing in this delightful area of London known as Little Venice. Whether you plan to stroll along the Regents Canal looking at all the houseboats or stop into a café on the water and grab a drink and a bite to eat, you’d be forgiven for forgetting how bustling the city is once you arrive here. There’s cafes, canal trips and even theatres galore here – just one of many reasons to book a stay at the Grand Park London Paddington this year.
Meet a Paddington icon in bronze
One of Paddington’s most famous residents is the much-loved children’s classic Paddington Bear. In 2000, a sculpture of Paddington was created and placed at Paddington station’s Platform 1, so you’ll have no trouble missing him when you pass through! Why not stop and take a photo to say you’ve truly ‘met’ a local hero?
Marvel at a medical breakthrough
Designed in commemoration of Alexander Fleming, whose discovery of antibiotic penicillin in 1928 represents one of the most significant medical breakthroughs of all time, this museum will be sure to delight both science fans and history buffs alike while staying at a boutique hotel in London Paddington. Fleming’s discovery led to him winning the Nobel Prize, and today you can explore the laboratory where this great discovery was made, right on the doorstep of the Grand Park London Paddington.
Take a stroll through Merchant Square
One of the most vibrant areas of Paddington, Merchant Square is right on the water. In the warmer months, it’s a perfect spot for indulging in a little sun worshipping, and all year round, it’s packed with stunning canal boats and a roster of events sure to keep visitors of all ages entertained. Whether you’re into outdoor cinema exhibitions or want to check out some truly breath-taking local bridges, there’s something here sure to draw you in during your visit!
Travel further afield at London Paddington train station
There’s no need to stay local while you stay in London Paddington. Thanks to the London Paddington train station and London Underground terminal, you’re never more than a train ride away from the rest of London and the UK. This makes the thriving district of Paddington all the more appealing as your start-off point for further exploring throughout the duration of your visit!