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Paddington Station

opens up London from its western exposure to commuters, leisure, tourism and those commuting in and out of London for work. Paddington’s connection to the rest of London via its subway tube lines, bus and taxi services support the long part Paddington has played in being an important transport hub and vital for London’s economy. The future for Paddington still evolves, where a new station entrance is being built in the Paddington Basin. Services are planned to start in 2018. The new station connects from Reading in the west to a new tube line that stretches out east as far as Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. A new subway line and 8 new tube stations will be built when this development is complete. All of Paddington’s excellent transport facilities makes it easy to travel here if you have booked one of our Asian escorts. This guide may help those who have never been to London before, plan their booking a little easier. Those of you who are experienced in London life will no doubt breeze past this…

Places of Interest.

  • St Mary’s Hospital founded in 1845. A hospital internationally renowned for its diagnosis and treatment of adult and pediatric patients, is situated next door to Paddington station. There is also a busy accident and emergency department, a sexual health clinic and the base for the north London pediatrics Hematology unit.
  • Inside St Mary’s Hospital grounds is the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum. Of interest to the museum and history buff. The laboratory has been restored to its 1928 splendour and open to the public interested in medical history.
  • Paddington main station. A busy hub of transport networks. Many places to eat drink and relax. The famous statue of Paddington Bear is also in the station area just behind Yo-Sushi.

Paddington’s Transport Services.

  • Paddington underground tube stations runs on the Bakerloo, Hammersmith and City, Circle and District lines. For the London tourist a London tube map is a useful guide. Pick up a tube map from any tube or main station.
  • Buses services include: 7, 23, 27, 36, 46, N7, 205, N205, 332, and 436.  Please note that London buses are ‘cash free’. To use a London bus you will need to use a contactless payment card, a day Travelcard (Purchase these at most London station ticket offices or ticket machines), an Oyster card or a Visitors Oyster card.
  • Easily accessed by tube from Paddington station is the neighbouring station of Bayswater and in the other direction Edgware Rd.
  • Paddington is not in the Congestion Charge zone if you are travelling to this area by car. Although heading towards Edgware Rd there is a risk of entering the Zone. It is therefore wise to be cautious straying too far from Paddington.

The Social Scene: Just a hand full of places we picked that may be useful during your visit and of course places to relax before meeting your prearranged escort appointment.

All inside Paddington Station’s main building W2 1HB…

  • The Mad Bishop and Bear (pub) 1st Floor of Paddington Station.
  • EAT (cafe) seating available.
  • Costa Coffee (cafe) Counter served coffee and snacks only.
  • Starbucks coffee.
  • Yo-Sushi (restaurant).
  • McDonalds.

Outside the station building…

  • The Pride of Paddington (pub) at 1-3 Craven Rd, W2 3BP.
  • McDonalds at 144 Praed St, W2 1HU.
  • Angus Steakhouse (restaurant) at 163 Praed St, W2 1RH.
  • Fountains Abbey (pub) at 109 Praed St, W2 1RL.
  • Raffles Cafe at 13 Craven Rd, W2 3BP.
  • Costa Coffee at 137-139 Praed Street, W2 1RL.

A Brief History.

In central London, Paddington was integrated with the City of Westminster in 1965. Previously being a Metropolitan borough, Paddington has seen many changes in its evolution to its current state. Originally designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel when he was just 29, the station was built in 1847 and has been extended and added to over the years. Recently there has been extensive regeneration of the station and canal areas with the ‘Paddington Waterside’ project which has improved existing buildings, improved public areas and added new residential and business developments.

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