Paddington, The Most Family-Friendly Neighbourhood in London


London has a gazillion things to do that’ll keep you busy for a lifetime. With the amazing architecture, priceless artwork, and fancy shopping excursions, what’s not to love? The Paddington area is known to offer all of this and more with buzzing activities and unbeatable energy. When travelling with family a comfortable place to stay is a must. Look no further and book yourself the best accommodation in Paddington London. Once you are settled and rested, plan a family outing from this ideally central location.

The Paddington Bear Experience

As intriguing as the name sounds, gear up to take the perfect Instagram picture with the legendary Paddington Bear statute from the Paddington Bear movie. This life-sized bear statue at Platform 1 of the station is almost like a character from your child’s favourite book or movie come to life, only this time, you’ll be there to experience it.

The Public Art Trail

While you build the best memories with your kids, the bronzes and bridges on the Paddington Art Trail further add to the immersive experience. With a total of 22 enchanting sculptures across the area, the trail also has statues of national and local heroes each of which has a story to tell that you surely don’t want to miss out.

P.S. Make sure to look at the Isambard Kingdom Brunel statue on Platform 8, a testament to the ingenuity and engineering genius of one of Britain’s greatest minds. Brunel was the man behind many of the country’s most iconic landmarks, including the Great Western Railway and the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Italian Gardens and Hyde Park

A frequent filming location for Hollywood movies, the stunning Italian Gardens and Hyde Park is merely a 10-minute walk from the Paddington station. From the very minute you enter here, you’ll realise that it is the perfect spot to enjoy a classic ‘British picnic’ with your loved ones. Take a small break from the rush of the busiest city in the UK, while you relax and enjoy the picturesque view of the blossoming flowers and the lake to refresh yourself for the upcoming adventures of the Paddington area!

The Paddington Floating Park

The Paddington Basin now houses the first-ever floating park in London. It’s an urban oasis with a calm and cosy ambience amongst the city’s hustles. The lunchtime here is usually extremely busy but the floating dock has ample seating room for you to sit back, relax and have a good time. When in Paddington, don’t forget to head to this place even if it is for a short while.


Bayswater is essentially your best bet for a unique shopping experience near the Paddington area with a wide range of vintage markets and antique stores. Even better, the ultimate shopper’s paradise Oxford Street is located at approximately a 10-minute distance from Bayswater, featuring about 300 shops, flagship stores and more. With its unrivalled location, the Park Grand London Paddington Hotel is only moments away from the delights of Bayswater and Oxford Street, where the luxuriously comfortable club rooms await you and your family.

Indulge in a sprawling range of the best restaurants in Paddington that allow you to soak up an atmosphere of culture with great service and seasonal menus that’ll make the whole ‘Paddington experience’ worthwhile.

Little Venice

Tucked between the Regent’s Park in the city of Westminster and Paddington, Little Venice is as tranquil as it sounds. It’s a not-so-secret gem of London brimming with houseboats and some real vintage vibes. This leafy neighbourhood with a lot of aesthetic corners is possibly the best way to end a day full of thrill and adventure as you choose to stay at one of the best hotels in Paddington.