The Park Grand London Paddington is situated in a great and prime location of London. It provides an ideal and fabulous base for exploring all that London has to offer.
Famous for the Peruvian Paddington bear statue, this iconic place is rich with the story of the lost bear. Close to Paddington train and Underground station there is the chance to have your photo taken with the life-size replica of the furry fellow.
In addition, there is also an attractive shop selling everything connected to the Paddington bear books and film. This shop is a great place for all Paddington lovers to pick their favourite souvenir.
Follow in a detective’s footsteps
Continuing with the theme of famous characters, Paddington is very close to the home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes.
221B Baker Street is now a museum especially dedicated to everything connected to the detective and his sidekick Dr Watson. This museum features the famous study room of Holmes, where he solved many cases.
The super sleuth is enjoying a period of popularity at the moment following the success of the BBC version featuring Benedict Cumberbatch.
To reach the museum, you can take a quick tube ride along the Bakerloo Line and get off at the Baker Street underground station.
Go shopping for some antiques and unique finds
If you fancy doing some shopping during your trip to Paddington, then one of the highlights is the Alfies Antiques Market – offering a great alternative to the usual High Street brands.
Opened in 1976, the market is on the site of a former department store and in a fabulous art deco building. There is a whole range of quirky items on sale and it is an ideal place to pick up a memento of your London trip.
You’ll find Alfies Antiques Market on Church Street – which is a short walk from Paddington Station and Park Grand London Paddington hotel.
If you are looking from something more up-to-date then there are plenty of local retail options including Westfield London, which offers a range of designer outlets and independent stores.
Some of the biggest high street names can also be found in and around Paddington, including Marks & Spencer, WH Smith, Monsoon, Sainsbury’s and Boots.
Enjoy the food options at Paddington
Indulge in some mouth-watering food options at the London Paddington after you have done all the exciting explorations.
Paddington is also home to many of the famous chain restaurants, so there will be something to suit all tastes and budgets.
If you do fancy exploring more of the capital city, then Paddington benefits from strong transport links to the rest of London and the UK.
The station offers direct trains to several major towns and cities, with the most popular services running to Reading, Newbury, Cardiff, Bath, Swindon, Chippenham, Bristol and Exeter.
Services also run from the station to other major transport hubs in the capital, including Heathrow Airport, while services can be diverted to Paddington from Birmingham when access to London’s Marylebone Station is limited.
The major rail franchises operating out of Paddington at present are First Great Western, Heathrow Express, Heathrow Connect and Chiltern Railways.
Meanwhile, the London Underground remains one of the most popular forms of public transport in the capital and Paddington offers direct access to the Bakerloo, Circle and District lines at Praed Street, as well as the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines at its Paddington.