Wondering Where To Stay In London? Why Paddington Is The Best Area To Stay In London
There are many factors to consider when deciding on where to stay in London. We’ve taken over 25 trips to London, and after staying in various areas during those many trips, we learned pretty quickly that the best area to stay in London is Paddington.
10 Reasons Why Paddington Is The Best Place To Stay In London
Paddington’s Easy Accessibility To Heathrow Airport
This is probably the biggest factor when trying to decide where to stay in London. Most visitors to London fly into London’s Heathrow airport. The Heathrow Express takes you non-stop to London’s Paddington Station in just 15 minutes, with trains leaving every 15 minutes both to and from Heathrow. Paddington Station is the only train station in London with this direct rail access to and from Heathrow. This is also convenient for the day you leave, as you are not having to traipse all across London to get back to the airport!
Paddington’s Wide Variety Of Hotels
No matter what your budget or taste, Paddington has a hotel for you. Choose from dozens of quaint hotels in beautifully renovated Victorian townhouses to family hotels, boutique hotels, and elegant hotels. If you’re not sure which hotel is best for you, we will be happy to help you. Contact us here.
Paddington’s Dozens of Great Restaurants
Paddington is teeming with many different restaurants…from standard pub fare, Middle Eastern cuisine, Asian, Italian, and of course, Fish and Chips shops!
Incredibly Easy Access To All Of London’s Major Tourist Attractions
There are 4 London Underground (Tube) lines at Paddington Station, and 1 line at Lancaster Gate Station which is just a 5 minute walk from Paddington Station, giving you quick access to all of London’s major tourist attractions. You can access all of the major tourist attractions from Paddington. Most within 15 minutes!
Within walking distance to Oxford Street, Regent Street, Bond Street and Saville Row, Paddington situates you right next to what is arguably the best and most exclusive shopping district in the world. It is also easy to reach by taxi, bus or The London Underground.
Paddington’s Great Location
Bordering on the north side of Hyde Park, you’ll have full access to the park as well as attractions located within walking distance of Paddington, such as Portobello Market, Kensington Palace, Oxford Street shopping, and if you’re bringing children, The Princess Diana Memorial Playground.
Paddington’s Fantastic Pubs
There are probably more pubs in Paddington than any other area of London. Both Brewery owned and Free House pubs, many with their own personality, and there are a handful of Paddington pubs whose beauty rival any of London’s well known pubs.
Paddington’s Quiet, Relaxing Neighborhoods
Have a relaxing evening in your hotel’s neighborhood after all the hustle and bustle of your sightseeing day. Paddington’s neighborhoods are safe, quiet and very picturesque.
Paddington’s Proximity To Beautiful Hyde Park
Imagine having one of the world’s most beautiful and famous parks right at your hotel’s doorstep. Take a jog, a bike ride or a stroll through this beautiful 350 acre Royal Park. If you’re staying in Paddington during the summer months you can attend one of Hyde Park’s many outdoor concerts. Take a walk on Hyde Park’s “Broadwalk” on the park’s western edge and you’ll go past the gates of Kensington Palace. At the southern end of the park you’ll find The Prince Albert Memorial and Royal Albert Hall. Take a stroll to the eastern section of the park to see the famous “Speaker’s Corner” Book a Paddington hotel on Hyde park here.
Convenient Rail Transit From Paddington To National Destinations
Paddington is also where you’ll arrive at, or depart from, by rail for West and South West England and South Wales. Destinations include Bath, Bristol, Cardiff (Wales) Exeter and Oxford.
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