Your Guide to Exciting Year-End Events in Paddington’s Merchant Square


A canal-side haven and Paddington’s hidden gem, Merchant Square is a vibrant waterfront neighbourhood in London that is more charming than ever during the festive time. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of one of the busiest areas of London, you must explore all that Merchant Square has to offer this season, now that Christmas is just around the corner!

Reindeer and Santa’s Sleigh

Head in for an enchanting treat at Merchant Square as you meet two extremely special reindeer, gracing the area, all the way from North Pole. Plan your visit to hear stories about these majestic creatures and how they bring the holiday magic to life! You’ll also find Santa’s Sleigh parked here for all visitors to admire and click cute pictures with. Not only will you see the reindeer guarding the sleigh, but you can also climb aboard and imagine yourself as part of the adventure Santa embarks on every year!

If you’re travelling with kids, this will be the perfect time to create some good memories! So, reserve your stay at the opulent Park Grand Paddington Court, nestled in the heat of the city to enjoy a dream-like holiday with unrivalled comfort.

Festive Performances and Sing-along Carols

Surround yourself with the delightful sounds of the season as the talented carol singers at Merchant Square serenade the crowd with timeless Christmas classics! Just steps away from your luxurious accommodation in Paddington London, feel free to join in the singing and enjoy the harmonious melodies that are sure to be a heartwarming experience. Treat yourself to a warm hot chocolate to-go along with aromatic, freshly baked treats and immerse yourself in the spirit of Christmas with your cherished ones!

Christmas Movie Under the Stars

Merchant Square is hosting an exciting ‘Christmas movie under the stars’ experience. So, fuel yourself with a hearty meal at one of the best restaurants near Paddington Station London and grab the one-of-a-kind opportunity to snuggle up under a sky full of stars and enjoy watching the original Home Alone on the outdoor cinema screen. Don’t worry about the air getting colder as you will be provided with blankets on a first come first served basis.

Also, if all the deckchairs are full by the time you arrive, you are welcome to get your picnic blankets and relax as you watch the perfect holiday fun film!

Discover London’s Only Floating Park

With meandering walkways and fabulous floral centrepieces, Merchant Square’s floating pocket park is perfect for people-watching and soaking in the Christmassy vibes. Remember to steal your spot with a view of the popular Fan Bridge which is a folding bridge specially designed to resemble a traditional Japanese fan! The park is open all year round and houses plenty of canal-side bars and delectable street food stalls, all moments away from Paddington Station.

There’s no shortage of fantastic festive adventures in London. All you need to do is keep an eye out for the best London hotel deals and plan an itinerary with these unmissable experiences.