8 Interesting Things to Do in Paddington

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8 Interesting Things to Do in Paddington

From the all-you-can-eat buffet at your accommodation in Bayswater London to a stroll past the hotels near Oxford Street London, there’s plenty to see and do in central London. But with British weather presenting somewhat of a question mark over every visit, and with tourist numbers and city staycations at an all-time high, having a list of interesting and exciting things to do is a great plan to fall back on – especially if things don’t go your way.

Without further ado, here are 8 interesting things to do in and around the area of Paddington in London.

Visit one of the many green spaces

Visit one of the many green spaces

One of the many things about Paddington that is often overlooked is its proximity to the green spaces and parks of London – including Hyde Park, Regents Park, and Green Park. Whether you’re a guest of the Bayswater Inn hotel Hyde Park, visiting one of the festivals, or hoping to catch a glimpse of the ZSL London zoo residents from the edge of Regents Park, each of these green spaces boasts large open spaces and an assortment of cafes and amenities to make your day a little more comfortable.

Do your own movie tour of Paddington and the surrounding area

Paddington bear has his very own movie which starts and is set around the area of Paddington. And if you’re not a Paddington fan, head down past the hotels near Madame Tussauds towards Baker Street and the home of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes or aim for Kings Cross where you’ll find signs which allude to the iconic Platform 9 ¾.

Visit Madame Tussauds

Visit Madame Tussauds

If you’ve got kids in your travel group, there is no better place to kill some time than in Madame Tussauds – taking photos with and identifying your favourite celebrities and characters.

Visit one of the museums

The Natural History Museum, the V&A, The British Museum, and the National Portrait Gallery are all within a stones throw of Paddington and offer their own unique insight into the culture and history of London.

Head down to Buckingham Palace and The Mall

Buckingham Palace

You can’t visit London and not visit the home of the Queen herself. Look out for the flag at the top of Buckingham Palace – if it’s flying, the Queen is home!

Go shopping!

Go shopping

Head past the restaurants and hotels near Oxford Street London and immerse yourself in high street stores, designers boutiques, and all manner of tourist gift shops and facilities.

Stay in and enjoy the hotel spa or facilities

If you’ve booked a high quality hotel like the Bayswater Inn Hotel, then staying in to enjoy the hotel facilities should be high up on your list of things to do!

Find an afternoon tea experience

afternoon tea

Another British and London city must-do, afternoon tea is available across a wide array of restaurants, hotels, and cafes – with some following the British traditions while others venture outside the box and infuse new flavours and textures.

Whatever your perfect day in London looks like, Paddington is not only an interesting place to stay but it is also ideally located to explore and experience all London has to offer.  

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