London can be known for being a pretty pricey place, but if splashing the cash isn’t your idea of fun, here are a few free activities you can enjoy during your stay in Paddington.
If you’re looking for something free and enjoyable, the great outdoors is always a great place to explore. You can relax in Sheldon Square and entertain yourself with a free game of ping pong; in summer, they also do outdoor film screenings for free. If you fancy a picnic, Norfolk Square Gardens and Talbot Square Gardens are perfect spots for some summer relaxation. They also offer ping pong, a snooze in a deck chair and a game of giant chess.
Galleries and Museums
Wandering peacefully through art exhibitions are a great way to explore the culture of a city, luckily enough, many galleries offer free admission. If you are staying in London Paddington, there are galleries just walking distance away. The Serpentine Galley, situated in Kensington Gardens, is just a fifteen minute walk from the Park Grand London Paddington Hotel. Also dotted around are the independent modern art havens, the Subway Gallery and The Lisson Gallery. A short tube journey from Paddington will take you to The Natural History Museum, The Science Museum and The Victoria and Albert Museum, all of which are free admission and great spots for a kid’s day out.
Sights and Strolls
Sometimes the best way to explore an area is on two feet – there’s plenty to discover in Paddington. Check out the structural beauty of the Fan Bridge in Merchant Square, one of Paddington’s newest landmarks. Another undiscovered destination that should be high on your list is the Rolling Bridge. The bridge is a real architectural spectacle, make sure you watch it in action. Little Venice is a picturesque gem situated to the north of Paddington and a gorgeous setting for a quiet stroll. Explore the stunning canals and waterways and really indulge yourself in the idyllic atmosphere that Little Venice has to offer.