London’s Paddington neighbourhood offers the perfect balance of lush green spaces and the city buzz. Be it picturesque homes, or a fine selection of restaurants and cafes, there’s plenty to do here amongst the modern conveniences and old-world charm!
With a stay at the luxurious Park Grand Paddington Court Hotel, you will be minutes away from London’s most sought-after attractions and experiences! Offering calm, comfort and rich amenities in the heart of the city, it is the perfect abode to come back to when exploring London city. Staying at this ideally located hotel gives you the opportunity to explore some of London’s must-see attractions near the prime Paddington neighbourhood.
Kensington Palace is a royal residence that has been home to British monarchs for over 300 years. Located in Kensington Gardens, the historic palace is also Queen Victoria’s birthplace. So, make sure to explore the iconic staterooms, and the Queen’s Gallery, and take a stroll in the tranquil gardens.
P.S. You can also grab the opportunity to attend The Crown to Couture blockbuster exhibition on display at Kensington Palace. Running until 29 October 2023, learn about the history of royal fashion and see how it evolved over time at the dazzling Royal Georgian Court.
The best way to get to Kensington Palace from Paddington station is by taxi or Tube, which both take about 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a scenic walk to the palace from your accommodation in Paddington in just 15-20 minutes. If you are taking the Tube, you can take the Circle line to Bayswater Station or the Central line to Queensway Station, both a short walk from the royal palace.
London’s Portobello Road Market is one of the most famous street markets in the world, with a rich history dating back to the 19th century. You can find everything from stamps and antique jewellery to furniture, vintage clothing, freshly cooked street food and more amusing things. Attracting millions of visitors from all walks of life, make sure to spend some time exploring the iconic and oh-so-vibrant market in London, a perfect opportunity to enjoy a countryside-like vibe in the capital city!
Visit the iconic Hyde Park, also rightfully known as the People’s Park, home to Britain’s oldest swimming club, panoramic lakeside paths with an abundance of wildlife and of course, the Speaker’s Corner. A classic symbol of free speech in the world, it is located on the northeast edge of Hyde Park, near Marble Arch.
The renowned Speaker’s Corner is a place where notable figures like Karl Marx and George Orwell, among others, have historically gathered to express their views. Dine for a scrumptious meal at a restaurant near Paddington station and take a leisurely 10–15-minute walk to Speaker’s Corner. You can also take the Tube to Marble Arch Station, which takes about five minutes.
Exploring Little Venice, in Maida Vale is sure to feel dreamy! Located directly north of Paddington, take a tranquil stroll along the scenic canal pathways here and get an unparalleled view of picturesque narrowboat cruises. Treat yourself as you enjoy a classic puppet show at the popular Puppet Theatre Barge here (a real canal boat theatre) and enjoy a scrumptious meal with a view at one of the charming waterside cafes.
Clearly, there is an array of spectacular adventures awaiting you all within a stone’s throw of Paddington. So, be sure to keep an eye out for the best hotel deals in London and immerse yourself in unparalleled experiences in the city!