If you’re planning your stay with us and want to make the absolute most of your trip, why not consider organising your itinerary around those boroughs and locations that are easy to get to from the nearby Paddington Station?
If you’re making a flying visit to the Park Grand London Paddington, perhaps for a short mid-week break or a one or two-night weekend stay, using Paddington Station as your main transport hub is a real time-saver. The good news is that this station connects you too much of the rest of the London with ease and you can depart here for several diverse, interesting and iconic neighbourhoods and boroughs. Read on for our top suggestions.
1. Primrose Hill
Once you have browsed Paddington Station shops, it’s quick and easy to get to Primrose Hill from the Park Grand London Paddington hotel. Primrose Hill – so called because it’s a large grassy hill with a great viewpoint – is just across the road from Regent’s Park and ZSL London Zoo so once you arrive, you’ll have plenty to see and do. It’s well worth walking to the top of the hill to admire the view but, if that sounds a little too strenuous, just head across the road and stroll through Regent’s Park instead. Made it to the top? Try flying a kite or having a picnic. If you are looking for a place to spend a few hours, ZSL London Zoo is one of the largest in the UK with over 700 different species calling it home.
2. Covent Garden
Come rain or shine, Covent Garden in London’s buzzing West End is a wonderful place to spend a few hours – and you can get there easily by Tube from Paddington Station in around 20 minutes. The cobbled streets of Covent Garden all lead to the central market – which is filled with treasures most days. There are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants to stop for a snack, plus street entertainers and lots of shops. It’s just a short walk to Leicester Square from Covent Garden, meaning you can tick a second destination off your bucket list too – perfect if you do only have a short time at the Park Grand London Paddington. If you decide to make this journey at night, you could also combine a visit with seeing one of the famous West End shows in the area.
Quirky, artistic Camden is the ideal destination for those who live vintage, retro fashions – and it’s less than half an hour on the Tube from Paddington Station. Just make sure you don’t get distracted by the Paddington Station shops and miss the next train! Once in Camden, you can walk the high street, popping into the vintage shops, browse the market, hit the food stalls or walk along the canal in the direction of London Zoo and Little Venice. You’ll pass Camden Lock en-route. If you don’t want to walk, you could also buy a ticket for one of the boats.