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Paddington

London

Explore the lovely canals and intriguing architecture of this historic neighborhood made famous by a fictional bear from Peru.

Canals and parks frame the leafy district of Paddington in central London. It is known for its historic railway station, famous hospital and a marmalade-loving cartoon bear. Discover this delightful district’s elegant Georgian homes, tidy public squares and eclectic shops.

Admire the remarkable Fan Bridge, which is modeled after a traditional Japanese hand fan. Spanning 66 feet (20 meters) across Paddington Basin, the bridge rises using hydraulic jacks. Check out the equally impressive Rolling Bridge, which curls up like a ball. You can watch the movement of both bridges at midday on Wednesdays and Fridays.

On Tuesdays or Thursdays, head to Merchant Square to enjoy a lively street food market. Dine on a range of international dishes ranging from French to Lebanese.

Wander along Praed Street, which is lined with souvenirs shops and restaurants. Enjoy a meal on one of the street’s many open-air patios and watch the passers-by. View movies on the big screen in Sheldon Square in the summer.

Stop by St. Mary’s Hospital, where Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson, computer science pioneer Alan Turing as well as princes Harry and William were all born. It is famous worldwide as the location where Sir Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin. Visit the hospital’s Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum to learn more about Fleming’s scientific breakthrough.

Marvel at the exquisite architecture of Paddington Station, with its elaborate arches and glazed roof. See the bronze statue of the railway’s architect, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, located between Platforms 8 and 9. Take the kids to see the statue on Platform 1 depicting fictional character Paddington Bear, who was named after the station.

Ride a boat from Paddington to Camden or Little Venice. Rent a paddleboard and get lessons from an operator beside the canal.

Paddington is located on the northwestern boundaries of central London, between Regent Park and Hyde Park. Paddington is a major transport hub, with easy connections to destinations around London and the U.K. Get here by riding the London Underground or the bus.

Relax on the patio of a charming café and examine examples of innovative engineering and architecture in Paddington.


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Imperial Court Suites
Imperial Court Suites
4 out of 5
81-83 Inverness Terrace, London, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$100 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in London City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Queensway and Kensington Gardens. Kensington Palace and Hyde Park are also ...
3.5/5Good! (448 reviews)
"Excellent location. Helpful housekeeping. Very good service. Excellent reception services. The room was cleaned very well. The room was comfortable with AC. The housekeeping staff came daily and were very cooperative. Good value for money."

Reviewed on 18 Jul,2021

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Caesar Hotel
Caesar Hotel
4 out of 5
26-33 Queens Gardens, Hyde Park, London, England
The price is SG$164 per night from 16 Aug to 16 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Hyde Park, Natural History Museum and Queen Mary's Gardens. Oxford Circus and National Gallery ...
4.3/5Excellent! (937 reviews)
"i didn’t like how loud you could hear people walking around outside your door"

Reviewed on 2 Aug,2021

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Hilton London Metropole
Hilton London Metropole
4 out of 5
225 Edgware Road, London, England
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The price is SG$167 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
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Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hyde Park, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Kensington Gardens. Park Lane and Baker Street ...
3.6/5Good! (1,351 reviews)
"It was lovely but under constructions no pool and that was one of the reasons we chose it. Lot of building work. But enjoyable stay. Staff lovely"

Reviewed on 1 Aug,2021

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Grand Royale London Hyde Park
Grand Royale London Hyde Park
4 out of 5
1-9 Inverness Terrace, London, England
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The price is SG$117 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
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Located in London City Centre, this inn is within a 5-minute walk of Queensway and Kensington Gardens. Kensington Palace and Hyde Park are also within 15 minutes. ...
3.7/5Good! (996 reviews)
"The hotel is near London Paddington railway station and it is very nice as price. I did'nt like the noise diring the night, and toilettes with no toilette brush?"

Reviewed on 1 Aug,2021

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Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens
Thistle London Hyde Park Kensington Gardens
4 out of 5
104 Bayswater Road, London, England
The price is SG$179 per night from 3 Sep to 3 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park and Kensington Palace. Royal Albert Hall and Imperial College ...
4/5Very Good! (1,191 reviews)
"Glamorous grade II listed building. Grand entrance hallway and stair case gives a real wow factor on arrival. Room size was exceptionally large and well furnished. Pillow menu and comfortable beds helped us all have a truly fantastic trip."

Reviewed on 2 Aug,2021

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Hilton London Paddington
Hilton London Paddington
4 out of 5
146 Praed Street, Paddington, London, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$158 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
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Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Queensway and Oxford Street are also within 1 mile ...
4/5Very Good! (984 reviews)
"Trusted brand."

Reviewed on 25 Jul,2021

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