Summary: We heart Paddington and have all the insider information on what’s hot in the area to guide you on your visit. This article is a guest post by GuestReady, an Airbnb management service in London.
Paddington is mostly known for its station (and the famous bear!). Here at GuestReady, we are thrilled that our offices are located in this cool neighbourhood and we never tire of things to do around the locale. So, take stroll around this district and time to get under its skin and you will unearth some hidden treasures. Parks, chic spaces and beautiful Georgian houses await. Here’s our expert guide to the best of Paddington, we have all the best tips for you.
There’s a wide range of StashPoints to accommodate your left luggage needs in the area. From Paddington to Baker Street, there are numerous options.
What to see
Floating Pocket Park
Get back to nature in Paddington? It sounds odd, we know, but London’s first floating park is in Paddington and is an absolute must. Located on the Grand Union Canal, this installation has decking, sprawling lawns and even little walkways bridging the water. It’s a talking point, that’s for sure.
London Underground Tour
If you’ve a spare couple of hours, this tour is the perfect history class – on the London Underground – it goes back 150 years in fact. The history of Paddington station itself is covered but also a timeline including the original plans for the London Underground. No Tube journey will ever be the same again.
Where to eat
Pergola Paddington Central
The secret to the Pergola Group’s success lies in the fact that they source locations for their restaurants and bars in unusual and unique spaces. Hence, the super successful Pergola on the Roof was perched atop a massive car park. In May, the clever folk opened Pergola Paddington Central, located behind Paddington Station in inner-city Paddington Basin. It’s an industrial-style pop up with the hottest restaurants in the city dishing up fine fare, running till October. Book online, if there’s spaces. We love the day beds and DJs; bring on the sun.
To get your Greek on, book a table at Greek taverna, Fantasia. Located on Praed Street, this place offers the whole shebang: Greek music, food and belly dancing. Choose from divine mousakka or Greek meatballs, soutzoukakia, but don’t smash any plates…
Where to drink
Fancy a trip to the Queen Vic? For the quintessential British pub experience, go for a pint of London Pride at the Victoria, one of Churchill’s favourite pubs. A traditional corner pub its homely and laid-back; the pub grub on offer includes simple sarnies and pies.
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