Paddington Station has a thriving area outside its doors with a huge amount of entertainment nearby.
Hyde Park is one of London’s finest green spaces and apart from taking in the beauty or having a picnic there are many other family activities available.
The Serpentine Lido and its paddling pool are wonderful for both adults and children and are open seven days a week to use from June to September.
Hyde Park also has a specialist horse riding arena as well as two designated routes for horse riding (North Ride and South Ride). The park is also an amazing place for cyclists to ride freely.
A great way to relax on the river is by hiring rowing or pedal boats around the waters to discover London in a new, carefree way.
If you are a river lover, how about taking a trip on the waterbus stopping off at Little Venice to indulge in an appetising Italian meal?
Little Venice is where the Grand Union and Regent’s Canals meet and is home to a number of waterside cafes, pubs and restaurants.
The waterbus ends up at the bustle of Camden Lock and shoppers can sample the delights of the famous market for everything from independent book shops to craft and clothing.
The river taxi also takes passengers to London Zoo, which houses more than 720 species of exotic animals to delight all the family. The zoo provides interactive exhibits that explore the lives of the numerous animal residents at this world-famous home.
The area near Paddington Station is filled with modernised pubs and bars that will fulfil your needs if you’re looking for the latest sports games and will also provide a hearty meal.
A busy part of west London, Paddington is full of activity all in close vicinity to the station.