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Paddington Guide - Spend Less, Do More

Welcome to Paddington

Paddington is probably best known for being the location of the enormous Paddington station, which itself is famous for being the home of the fictional character Paddington Bear. For those who are looking to stay in central London, the area around Paddington and neighbouring Maida Vale offer some of the best value lodging anywhere in the city. Budget hotels and serviced apartments in this part of the city are plentiful, and provide a good place to stay.

Top 3 Attractions

Paddington station is one of the top attractions in the area, and it is a grade one listed building designed by the famous engineer Isambard Brunel. Apart from the architecture, it has additional appeal as it has been the location of many fictional stories.

The Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum is another top attraction, and is the place where he discovered penicillin.

Art galleries abound in this region and many are well worth a visit.

Parks and the Great Outdoors

The great outdoors is something that can be enjoyed in this part of the city. One of the most famous sporting grounds in the world is Lord's Cricket Ground, which is about a mile away from Paddington. If you are coming for a major game then you are going to need to book tickets. One of the most famous parks in London, Hyde Park, is also within walking distance from Paddington, and it is well worth spending a relaxing afternoon here.

Where to Stay: Paddington

Paddington accommodation is wonderfully affordable for London and compared to some of the outrageous prices you will find in neighbouring districts it provides welcome relief. Cheap hotels in Paddington are available for less than you might think but you should be sure to book a room in advance, as the cheaper options will fill up early, especially in the summer months. For those looking for luxury accommodation there is plenty of this available as well.

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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