It is one of the most-frequented entry points to the city of London, United Kingdom: Paddington station. It dates back to the year 1838 and the dead-end station is the starting point for trains going to Bristol and the Southwest. It is used by 35 000 travellers daily and here the Heathrow Express to the airport London-Heathrow (LHR) starts – it is the most convenient way to reach the most important airport of the city.
At Paddington station I always recommend to look back and take the exit in the rear. If you don’t mind to take your luggage up some steps it is the fast way to reach the taxi zone. On the other hand if you take the rear exit your directly standing at some water channels that lead to a place called Little Venice. On and next to the water you’ll find bars and coffee bars.
Paddington station is been an inspiration for many arts: the Paddington Bear is named after it (and you can find a statue close to the tracks), two Sherlock Holmes books by Arthur Conan Doyle refer to it (‘The Hound of the Baskervilles‘, ‘The Boscombe Valley Mystery‘) and Agatha Christies ‘4.50 from Paddington‘ starts here.
Praed Street, Paddington
London W2 1HQ
England, United Kingdom