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W2 3QB, London, 26-30 Craven Road
Royal Eagle Hotel boasts grand Victorian architecture and is located within a 3-minute walk from Paddington Train Station, providing easy access to the Heathrow Express 15-minute airport service. The shops and amenities of Oxford Street... read more
£ 53.00View Rates
W2 3RA, London, 1A Spring Street, Paddington
Hotel Edward is a friendly 3-star hotel in Westminster, within a short walk from Paddington Station and Hyde Park. Rooms are en suite and come with basic modern amenities. Free WiFi is available on site.... read more
£ 63.20View Rates
W2 3EL, London, 25-26 Craven Terrace, Hyde Park, London W2 3EL
Less than 5 minutes’ walk from Hyde Park, Elysee Hotel offers bright, modern rooms with private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi in the centre of London. Paddington Station is just a 5-minute walk away. Oxford Street... read more
£ 72.00View Rates
W2 1UD, London, 148 - 152 Sussex Gardens
Just 500 metres from Hyde Park, this Days Inn is a 2-minute walk from Paddington Railway Station. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk and a modern lounge bar. Set in an elegant Georgian terrace,... read more
£ 78.40View Rates
W2 1UH, London, 78-84 Sussex Gardens
Only 5 minutes’ walk from beautiful Hyde Park, this peaceful town house is situated in the leafy Sussex Gardens area. It offers stylish rooms just a 2-minute walk from Paddington Station. All of the modern,... read more
£ 80.00View Rates
W2 3JP, London, 1 Inverness Terrace
Just 3 minutes' walk from Bayswater and Queensway Tube Stations and a 5-minute walk from Hyde Park, this 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi. The modern, compact rooms at the Grand... read more
W2 3DP, London, 27 Devonshire Terrace
Only 300 meters from Paddington Train Station, Park Grand Paddington Court provides direct access to Hyde Park, the upscale Mayfair and Oxford Street. Many nearby Tube Stations have links to the city centre and the... read more
W2 3BA, London, 1-3 Queens Garden
This 4-star hotel is 500 metres from London Paddington Station and the Heathrow Express. The modern air-conditioned rooms have plasma flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Each room at The Park Grand London Paddington features a... read more
W2 3LG, London, Lancaster Gate
Set within a 20-minute walk from Royal Albert Hall and boasting a stylish, spacious piano lounge and gym facilities, Corus Hotel Hyde Park feaures modern rooms with free WiFi. The hotel is just a 10-minute... read more
£ 85.50View Rates
W2 3BE, London, 26-33 Queens Gardens
This fresh, stylish and quiet retreat is a few minutes’ walk from Hyde Park, Marble Arch and shopping at Oxford Street. Its restaurant and bar offers cocktails and international dishes. The Caesar is located in... read more
£ 89.10View Rates
W2 3DU, London, 14 - 16 Craven Hill Lancaster Gate
A 2-minute walk from Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, this 4-star hotel with air-conditioned rooms has excellent transport links to Heathrow Airport via Paddington Station. The fully refurbished Park Grand London Lancaster Gate has cosy... read more
£ 91.80View Rates
W2 3SH, London, 60/62 Queensborough Terrace, Westminster
Set in central London, just steps from Hyde Park and within a 10-minute stroll from Kensington Palace, J Hotel London offers contemporary, spacious rooms and a spectacular lounge area overlooking the nearby street. The entrance... read more
£ 92.15View Rates
W2 1DS, London, 246 & 254 Edgware Road
Offering an on-site coffee shop, London Kings Hotel is conveniently located in central London just 3 minutes’ walk to Edgware Road Tube Station. Free WiFi is available in all public areas. All the rooms at... read more
£ 97.00View Rates
W2 3UY, London, 55 Westbourne Terrace, Paddington, London
Less than a 5-minute walk from London Paddington Station and Hyde Park, this boutique hotel offers elegant rooms with free internet and satellite TV. Oxford Street’s shops are a 10-minute Tube ride away, while Buckingham... read more
£ 108.00View Rates
W2 1HU, London, 144 Praed St, Paddington
Situated less that a minute's walk from Paddington Station and the Heathrow Express, the Mercure London Paddington Hotel offers free WiFi and also has a 24-hour gym. Surrounded by restaurants and bars, the hotel is... read more
£ 115.49View Rates
W2 3HL, London, 104 Bayswater Rd
This 4-star luxury hotel features free Wi-Fi and offers stylish, air-conditioned rooms opposite Hyde Park and the beautiful Kensington Gardens. Featuring business facilities, London Paddington Station is less than a mile away, with access to... read more
£ 116.25View Rates
W2 3DQ, London, 51 Gloucester Terrace
Located opposite Hyde Park, The Westbourne Hyde Park Hotel is housed in a beautifully restored 19th-century Victorian property, a 3-minute walk from Lancaster Gate Tube Station and a 6-minute walk from Paddington Tube Station. The... read more
£ 134.10View Rates
W2 1JU, London, 225 Edgware Road
Hilton London Metropole has a modern leisure club and executive lounge. The hotel is a 15-minute walk from Oxford Street, and just 600 metres from Paddington Station. The rooms at Hilton London Metropole have LCD... read more
£ 135.15View Rates
W2 1EE, London, 146 Praed Street
Connected by footbridge to Paddington Station, this 4-star Hilton has Art Deco-style rooms and a gym. Hyde Park and Kensington Palace are within 10 minutes’ walking distance. Guests at the Hilton London Paddington are only... read more
£ 189.00View Rates
W2 3NA, London, 41 Lancaster Gate
Sweet Inn -Lancaster Gate is located in the Westminster Borough district of London, 1 km from Hyde Park and 1.3 km from The Serpentine. Complimentary WiFi is available. The air-conditioned units have a kitchen with... read more
£ 224.40View Rates
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Numerous place to stay can be found within close distance of Paddington underground and rail station. Many offer free Wifi and a full English breakfast. Some feature a swimming pool and gym. Families with children can stay in a larger family room or apartment rental. Around the hotels there are many bars and restaurants, and London’s West End entertainment is easy to access.
Travelers can choose between various lodging options
While the immediate surrounding area provides travelers with various accommodation options, it is also possible to find cheap hotels and bed and breakfast further away in Central London. Depending on your budget and interests, you will easily find what you are looking for.
Thanks to the Underground lines available, including Lancaster Gate on the Central line, within walking distance, you will be able to explore all areas of the city without straying too far from your local base. Oxford Street’s shops are a 10-minute Tube ride away, while Buckingham Palace can be reached in 15 minutes.
For a relaxing stay, consider the lovely, quiet area around the Regent’s Canal and Little Venice, where apartments and b&b’s provide a haven only minutes from the hustle and bustle of the city. There, you will find excellent restaurants, as well as the possibility to stroll along the water and admire the boats.
A leisurely walk or quick bus ride will bring you to Hyde Park, for an additional dose of nature. If you would like to indulge in a little shopping, nearby areas like Bayswater or Marylebone are perfect. As for restaurants, they are quite numerous all around, but the best Middle Eastern cuisine is probably found on Edgware Road, while Queensway also boasts great Chinese or Indian establishments.
The history goes back to the 19th Century
London Paddington history goes back to the 19th century, since it first served as the temporary final stop on the Great Western Railway in 1838. Construction of most of what is still visible today in the station dates from 1854 and was the work of Brunel and his associate Wyatt, while the first Underground services started in 1863, on the Metropolitan Railway.
New lines were created and extended over the decades, creating a comprehensive network that would eventually include the four Tube lines in service today, i.e. the Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City, Bakerloo and Circle. As for the platforms, new ones were constructed in 1885, 1893 and 1916.
Various improvement and restoration projects were carried out since then, including the addition of a roof span, the extension of some platforms and the concourse, as well as the reconstruction of the footbridge.
In 1998, the Heathrow Express line was created, offering non-stop services to and from the airport. While the transport hub was created and upgraded during the centuries, accommodation was also developed in the neighborhood, from the most prestigious hotels to bed and breakfast, so that visitors could settle in the area for the duration of their stay in the English capital.
London Paddington Railway Station in Westminster
Name : London Paddington Station
Location : in the city center, in the inner borough of Westminster.
Address : Praed Street, Greater London, W2 1HQ United Kingdom
Train Line : lies on the Greenford Branch Line, Great Western Main Line, line to Reading, Heathrow and West Ruislip.
The station is the London terminus for frequent long-distance high-speed trains operated by First Great Western. Long distance destinations include Reading Train St., Swindon, Bristol Temple Meads, Bath Spa, Cardiff Central St., Newbury, Chippenham and Exeter St David’s.
To Heathrow Airport ?
The Heathrow Express runs between London Paddington railway station and Heathrow Airport. It takes just 15 minutes. The cheaper Heathrow Connect train makes the same journey but is a slower stopping train.
To Gatwick Airport ?
Operated and Managed : by Network Rail
Underground Lines : 4 tube lines, which are Bakerloo, Circle, District and the Hammersmith & City.
Ticket Office : Available
Ticket Machines : Available
Region : South East England
Borough : City of Westminster
County : Greater London
Nearest Hotels : in the city center on Praed Street, Westbourne Terrace, Craven Road, London Street, Norfolk Square, and Spring Street.
Nearby Praed Street and Norfolk Square
Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum (St Mary’s Hospital, Praed Street, W2 England): small museum, located insode St Mary’s hospital, displaying the reconstructed 1928 laboratory of bacteriologist Alexander Fleming, the founder of penicillin. It is nice to see the one room laboratory where Alexander Fleming worked.
Surrey Docks City Farm (South Wharf, Rotherhithe Street, SE16 5ET , England /Westminster /Belgravia): a working city farm. They have lots of different crafts and things to do for kids, and even sheep sheering and the subsequent wool spinning.
Paddington Green and St. Mary’s Churchyard (Church Yard Walk, London, United Kingdom): nice park with some old buildings. St Marys Church sits at the southern end of these gardens.