Paddington is full of several interesting and queer places to visit. Offering a number of properties in the Paddington area, The Shaftesbury Hotels Collection has drawn up a short catalogue of the nearby tourist hotspots that you can visit while you stay with us.
Alexander Fleming Museum: A 7-minute walk from one of our Westbourne Terrace lodgings, and you can check out the laboratory where Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin and changed the course of history.
Little Venice marks the point of confluence of the Grand Union Canal and the Regent's Canal. A
12-minutes walk, and you can reach one of the most idyllic and beautiful waterways in London.
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sophia located at the end of a residential street in the centre of Bayswater and the Paddington suburb, is a piece of magnificent architecture. One of the most significant buildings within the Greek Orthodox tradition in the UK, you can visit the cathedral on a lazy stroll after dinner at one of our accommodations.
Connaught Square and Gardens is well-known amongst celebrity watchers. For decades it has been the abode of London's rich and famous, including former Prime Minister Tony Blair.
On a casual walk around, you can visit one of the best-known British photographers of the 20th century - Sir Cecil Beaton's House located on 223 Sussex Gardens in Paddington's quiet neighbourhood.
Hyde Park famous for its Speaker's Corner, the Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, the Serpentine Boating Lake and best for jogging, horse-riding, rollerblading, monuments, deckchairs and ducks, is a great place for recreation with your family and friends. It is only about
5-10 minutes' walk from all our Paddington lodgings.
Britain's first department store, Whitley's Shopping Centre located in Queensway is a short walking distance from our Paddington hotels. It is home to a manifold range of shops selling clothes, accessories gifts, books and food. And if you're craving for a good film while in London, you could pop up to the upper floor that houses a multi-screen cinema and a variety of restaurants.
Paddington being in the very heart of central London gives easy access to the major vistas, tourist hotspots, and the numerous eateries, pubs and clubs strewn all over the capital. Also being well-connected to the city's major transport links makes a stay at any of the listed properties super convenient! Whether you're staying in the Shaftesbury Premier London Hyde Park, Shaftesbury Metropolis London Hyde Park, or our other Paddington accommodations, the Paddington tube-station is less than 10-minutes walk.
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The Hyde Park area boasts of a number of tourist attractions, including the serpentine solar shuttle- a scenic cruise on the serpentine lake, which cuts across the picturesque Hyde Park.
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Shopping destinations located nearby include the Bayswater road, home to the Whiteleys shopping mall. Nearby Queensway also boasts of the Bayswater Road Arts Exhibition, a unique display of original artwork by over 250 artists.
Paddington Railway Station one of the first underground rail services in London, London Paddington has since grown to become to one of the biggest commercial and tourist hubs of the city.
Portobello Market Address: Portobello Road, Kensington and Chelsea, London, W11 1LU. Taking place every Saturday. Nearest Underground Stations: Notting Hill Gate and Ladbroke Grove.
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Address: Buckingham Palace Road, Westminster, London, SW1A 1AA. Telephone: +44 (0)20 7766 7300 Nearest Underground Stations: Victoria Tube and Green Park Tube
Madame Tussauds Address: Marylebone Road, Westminster, London, NW1 5LR. Telephone: 087 400 3000 Nearest Underground Stations: Baker Street Tube and Regent\'s Park Tube
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Address: Great Russell Street, Camden, London, WC1B 3DG Telephone: 020 7323 8000 Nearest Underground Stations: Tottenham Court Road Tube and Russell Square Tube
China Town Gerrard Street, Westminster, London, W1D 6JN. Nearest Underground Stations: Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus.