Paddington is known for being walkable and economical with many neighborhood options for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Take in the natural beauty of the gardens and parks—or broaden your horizons with some local theater. Start by booking your hotel or hostel in Paddington, and then enjoy the sights in the greater London area.
Sightseeing around Paddington
The museums and theaters add a sense of refinement, while the monuments and other landmarks offer local lore. You can attend a show at Royal Albert Hall, Electric Cinema, and Wigmore Hall. Attractions like Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, Wallace Collection, and London Science Museum can be part of your cultural tour. Marble Arch, Albert Memorial, and Brompton Oratory are significant monuments. Notable landmarks include Hyde Park Speakers' Corner, Portman Square, and Grosvenor Square. Hours of family fun are waiting at London Zoo, Riverside Studios, and London Dungeon.
Many visitors like to do some shopping while in town, but there are a number of other activities. You'll find the great outdoors at parks like Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, and Kensington Roof Gardens. Explore nature at Highbury Fields and Clissold Park. With a shopping trip to Whiteleys Shopping Centre, Portobello Road Market, or Selfridges, you might find that perfect souvenir. Lord's Cricket Ground, Harrods, or Beauchamp Place will provide yet another welcomed diversion.
A few of the area's most popular attractions are Imperial College London, Buckingham Palace, and Trafalgar Square. You can also head to London Business School, Regent's Park, and Queen Mary's Gardens.
Getting around Paddington
If you want to get around the city, Paddington Underground Station is the closest metro stop. Others nearby include Lancaster Gate Underground Station and Bayswater Underground Station. If you want to head out of town, you can hop aboard a train at London Paddington Station.
The closest major airport is London (LCY-London City), located 9.9 miles (15.9 km) from Paddington. London (LHR-Heathrow) is the next closest airport, 12 miles (19.3 km) away.