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Paddington Station
Paddington Station

Paddington Station

Praed St, Paddington, London, United Kingdom, W2

The Basics

The grand, Victorian-era building was designed by the great civil engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Paddington Station is a key stop on Paddington Bear tours of London, during which fans can snap photo with Marcus Cornish’s Paddington Bear statue or shop for official toys and merchandise at the Paddington Bear shop. Hop-on hop-off bus tours service the station, in addition to tours that delve into the history of London’s tube network.

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Paddington Bear Walking Tour of London
Paddington Bear Walking Tour of London
$21.75 per adult
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Paddington Bear Tour
Fiona is an exceptional member of your team. She is very helpful and knowledgeable. Everything she explained I could literally visualise. She is indeed an asset....! Well done❤️
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Recent reviews from experiences in London

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Excellent tour and great tour guide...
Thomas B, Jun 2015
Private Tour: Paddington Bear™ Tour of London by Black Taxi
Excellent tour and great tour guide. My two 9 year old girls thoroughly enjoyed it, and I did too.
star-5
Very enjoyable afternoon visiting spots...
Jeffrey W, Jul 2018
Private Tour: Paddington Bear™ Tour of London by Black Taxi
Very enjoyable afternoon visiting spots off the beaten path
star-4
The tour guide was informative and the...
Chris, Apr 2015
Private Tour: Paddington Bear™ Tour of London by Black Taxi
The tour guide was informative and the small group was the perfect size. Highly recommended

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Paddington Station is near many major tourist attractions including Hyde Park, Regent’s Canal, and the Serpentine.

  • Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the station.

  • Public restrooms with baby changing facilities are available at a small charge.

  • Paddington has an information center to help visitors with travel plans.

  • Passengers with disabilities and travelers with strollers can access all areas of the station via elevators and escalators.

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How to Get There

Paddington Station is located in Paddington, west London, and is served by National Rail, London Underground (Hammersmith and City, Bakerloo, District, and Circle lines) and Heathrow Express trains. There is a taxi rank by Platform 1, behind which you’ll find local bus stops with routes that pass through central London.

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When to Get There

The station and its ticket office are open 24 hours a day. Opening hours for facilities such as shops and restaurants vary. Paddington Station is at its busiest during weekday rush hours, which span the hours between 7am and 9am, and 4pm and 6pm.

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There’s More to Paddington than Paddington

Paddington Bear is not the sole fictional figure associated with Paddington Station. The station has also appeared in the Sherlock Holmes’ novelThe Hound of the Baskervilles; Agatha Christie’s mystery novel4.50 from Paddington; and in the moviesLayer Cake andthe Bank Job. The Sherlock Holmes Museum, located at the exact address of the fictional detective, is only a 20-minute walk from the station.

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