Zone 1 - Paddington, London

Paddington is in central London, Zone 1 and it's one of the most well-connected areas of the city

Indeed, Paddington station is where the Heathrow Express arrives in London (it takes just 30 minutes and connect direct central of London to Heathrow Airport). It has great connections to the Tube, as well as a range of amenities and things to do.

Close to our holiday apartments in Paddington, you will have a wide range of restaurants, pubs, supermarkets, shops and other amenities. This location is also close to Lancaster Gate, Bayswater, and Queensway.

The Paddington station was recently refurbished, with a new concourse designed by Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners. Today, in this station you'll find a great selection of shops, restaurants and takeaways at the station, as well as a champagne bar. Since the 1960s, Paddington station has been synonymous with the marmalade-loving children's book character, Paddington Bear. You'll find a charming bronze statue of Paddington Bear under the clock on Platform 1, where the Brown family found him in the first book. There is also a dedicated Paddington Bear shop in the station that's great for souvenirs and gifts.

Our holiday apartments in Paddington are only 5 minutes walk to Hyde Park and 11 minutes walk from Paddington Basin, an amazing place behind Paddington Station. Paddington Basin is a canal basin connected to Regent's Canal, that arrives at Camden Town, and Little Venice, that is has become a popular spot for tourists.

The recently renovated Paddington Basin offers several trendy venues in which you can drink and dine by the tranquil water. Look out for the Rolling Bridge, which curls up like a caterpillar in order to let boats through.

Just a short walk from Paddington station, you'll find Regent's Canal and the picturesque area of Little Venice. Take a walk along the canal and you'll discover waterside restaurants and lots of colourful canal boats.
Paddington train station is close to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens – both Royal Parks – where you'll find the Serpentine lake, the Serpentine Gallery, the Albert Memorial and much more.

You can visit most important tourist places by walk or taking the famous red double-decker buses (we suggest you to discover the city from the particular point of view that provides the second floor of these buses) or using one of many Tube station that are in this part of city: Paddington, Bayswater, Lancaster Gate and Queensway. This area is ideal for who come to London to explore the best of the city and live as a local Londoner. Families, groups of friends and couples are very welcome in these apartments!

If you are looking for a short stay holiday apartment in London, don't hesitate to check our apartment or contact us.

This area is direct connected to Heathrow Airport and many parts of London thanks of the Paddington Station and other Tube Station

  • Paddington Station, zone 1 (Bakerloo, Circle, District, Hammersmith & City lines - Heathrow Express - Crossrail - National Rail): 3 min. walk
  • Bayswater Tube Station, zone 1, District and Circle lines: 14 min. walk
  • Lancaster Gate Tube Station, zone 1, Central line: 5 min. walk
  • Queensway Tube Station, zone 1, Central line: 13 min. walk
  • Local and Night Buses walking distance
  • Several Buses to all major parts of Central London
  • Minicab (local taxi service) walking distance


Fast access to main points of interest in London (by public transport):


  • Paddington, Heathrow Express: 3 min. (by walk)
  • Paddington Basin: 11 min. (by walk)
  • Hyde Park: 5 min. (by walk)
  • Little Venice: 14 min. (by walk)
  • Marble Arch: 18 min. (by walk)
  • Kensington Palace Garden: 11 min.
  • The Albert Memorial: 18 min.
  • Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum: 17 min.
  • High Street Kensington: 11 min.
  • Green Park: 24 min.
  • Buckingham Palace: 27 min.
  • Big Ben, Westminster, London Eye: 25 min.
  • Notting Hill: 16 min.
  • Camden Town: 27 min.
  • Baker Street, Madame Tussauds: 9 min.
  • National Gallery: 18 min.
  • British Museum: 20 min.
  • M&M Worlds, Leicester Square: 19 min.
  • Soho, China Town: 16 min.
  • Regents Street, Oxford Circus: 12 min.
  • Piccadilly Circus: 14 min.
  • The Regent’s Park, ZSL London Zoo: 15 min.
  • Primrose Hill: 32 min.
  • Southbank, Waterloo: 24 min.
  • Covent Garden: 25 min.
  • London Bridge, The Shard, Borough Market: 28 min.
  • Walkie Talkie Sky Garden: 26 min.
  • City of London: 21 min.
  • Tower Bridge, Tower of London: 35 min.
  • Canary Wharf: 36 min.
  • Greenwich Park: 46 min.
  • Harrods, Knightsbridge: 24 min.
  • Selfridges: 10 min.
  • Westfield (Shepherd’s Bush): 16 min.


  • Sainsbury's Supermarket: inside Paddington Station
  • Other local supermarket: in front of Paddington Station
  • Other local supermarket: 4 min. walk
  • Whiteleys Shopping Centre: 13 min. walk
  • Portobello Market Road: walking distance
  • Local Food&Wine groceries shops walking distance
  • Restaurants, pubs and other various shops, walking distance
  • Pharmacy, walking distance
  • Launderette, walking distance

Paddington area is full of restaurants and café and this is just a selection of what you will find here during your holiday in London.

  • Bizzarro (Italian Restaurant)
  • Noorjahan (Indina Restaurant)
  • Mimos Cafe (Cafes)
  • Angelus Restaurant (French Restaurant)
  • Frontline Restaurant (British Restaurant)
  • Al Arez (Middle Eastern Restaurant, Shisha Bar)
  • The Heron (Pubs, Thai Restaurant)
  • Micky’s Fish Bar (Fish & Chips)
  • Bonds Cafe (Malaysian Restaurant)
  • Ya Hala (Middle Eastern Restaurant, Halal)
  • Salt Bar (Restaurant, Bar)
  • Pardis Restaurant (Persian & Iranian Restaurant)
  • Pearl Liang (Dim Sum)
  • Satay House (Malaysian Restaurant, Halal)
  • Cocomaya (Bakery, Breakfast & Brunch)
  • Poncho 8 (Mexican Restaurant)
  • Laville Café (Italian Restaurant, French Restaurant)
  • Waterside Cafe (British Restaurant, Breakfast & Brunch)
  • Cafe Helen (Cafes)
  • The Pride of Paddington (British Restaurant, Pub)
  • Casa Malevo (Argentine Restaurant)
  • Zizzi (Italian Restaurant)
  • Il Gusto (Italian Restaurant)
  • Queen of Sheba (Middle Eastern Restaurant)
  • Kurobuta (Japanese Restaurant, Sushi)
  • See Sushi (Japanese Restaurant)

Paddington is a tourist area in Central London and it is full of things to do. In this location, you have all best of London at your fingertips!

But we would like to give you some ideas of what you can do in this area during your next holiday in London.

We suggest doing a visit of the famous homonym station that it was recently refurbished. At platform 1, you will have a selfie with the well-known children's book character Paddington Bear, start of a recent movie (there is a bronze statue).

After this visit, we suggest continuing your walk up to Paddington Basin and taking a break drinking and eating in one of the many restaurants along the canal. In particular, we suggest you to visit the Rolling Bridge, a type of curling movable bridge. It offers a magic of its own at midday every Friday.

From here you can start an original walk that it is not well know by tourists. Indeed, if you continue to walk through Regent's Canal, you can reach Camden Town. Or, you can visit the picturesque area of Little Venice. Or if you love to have the wind in your sails, you can book a canal and river cruise day tour.

Paddington is few minutes far from Hyde Park, one of the best park of London. Inside the park, you can visit the Serpentine Gallery, the Serpentine Lake and reach easily the monumental Albert Memorial and the Royal Albert Hall.

For art-lovers, a visit of Wallace Collection is must do. The Wallace Collection is a national museum in a historic London town house. In 25 galleries are unsurpassed displays of French 18th-century painting, furniture and porcelain with superb Old Master paintings and a world class armoury.

For shopping lovers, we highly recommended a few hours of full immersion inside the shopping center Whiteleys.

Don't miss Portobello Road Market, the world’s largest antiques market with over 1,000 dealers selling every kind of antique and collectible, and Notting Hill. 

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