Must-See Attractions in London For Aspiring Artists


London is an artistic and cultural mecca for aspiring artists. With so many famous landmarks and attractions to experience, the London landscape offers a plethora of opportunities to inspire budding artists.

Situated only a short walk from Paddington Station, the Paddington Park Hotel is a unique and boutique style hotel that’s well situated for a range of London’s most popular attractions.

Near the Paddington Park Hotel you’ll find Heatherwick’s award-winning rolling bridge and Paddington’s fan bridge, an ideal vista for those who enjoy sketching or landscape painting something a little out of the ordinary.

Queens Gardens is another much loved London attraction for aspiring artists. A picturesque setting for an afternoon watching the world go by, Queens Gardens also plays host to a number of weekend and evening life drawing and painting classes or those who wish to ‘brush up’ on their technique.

An area famed for its many restaurants, bars and parks, you’ll be able to soak up the atmosphere and are sure to find a subject that piques your interest for your next piece.

We have a great selection of hotels in Queens Gardens, so be sure to check out our best London Paddington hotel deals before you visit this bustling part of the city.

For the artist that enjoys scenes including water, another lesser known attraction that’s ideal for those with an interest in art is the canal towpath leading to Sheldon Square. A beautiful and peaceful haven, this hidden gem is ideal for those who wish to escape London’s busy streets and take in some of the cities Victorian waterway architecture as inspiration for later masterpieces of your own.

This little-known treasure is easily accessible from our hotels in Queens Gardens, so grab a map, your sketch book and go and discover this wonderful scene of tranquillity in the heart of vibrant London.

The Paddington area is also the home of several art galleries and exhibition houses, ideal for whiling away a few hours admiring the work of some established and up-and-coming artists.

If you’re hoping to take away a souvenir or two from your visit to London, these galleries are sure to have something that excites you. If you plan ahead and snap up one of our London Paddington hotel deals before you travel, you could well find a little more wiggle room in your budget for that must-have piece.

Like much of London, the Paddington area is well served by regular public transport links to other areas of interest such as the vibrant markets of Camden Town, the iconic British History Museum and the historic Tower of London, so you’re perfectly situated to enjoy all London has to offer.

 Tower of London

And no visit to this part of London would be complete without a visit to Paddington’s iconic railway station, an architectural and engineering wonder created by Brunel. Not only does this busy station reflect the history of the British railway system from the 19th century onwards, but it’s also famous for its role in literature. Take a look around and see if you can spot one of childhood’s most beloved characters, Paddington Bear himself!

Paddington iconic railway station