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Paddington Estate Agents Property Guide

Paddington forms part of the City of Westminster and while it is known for Paddington Station, St Mary's Hospital and Paddington Green Police Station, you'll also find the Grand Union Canal, which runs from London to Birmingham.

Paddington Basin boasts an impressive waterside development, which has transformed the area, with new state of the art flats topping the skyline of Westminster.

Paddington Property

If you have a particular type of property in mind, our Paddington estate agents will find just what you’re looking for. Large homes are available in Connaught Square, while spacious flats abound in Hyde Park Square and The Lancasters. Alternatively, for smaller, terraced properties, you should consider the streets that run from Sussex Gardens to Praed Street. Meanwhile, for more modern homes, the development at Paddington Waterside is ideal.

Paddington Waterside is a 20-year mixed-use regeneration scheme covering 80 acres, a site the size of Soho. Already new offices and over 1,100 new flats have been built, with another 1,200 due to be built over the next five years. Part of Paddington Waterside, Merchant Square, overlooking the canal basin, is a development of six separate buildings around a new public square.

1 Merchant Square will be launched soon. This 41-storey block is the tallest in Westminster and will have 222 flats, a 90-room hotel and a top floor restaurant.

Paddington Buyers and Residents

With these exciting new developments, Paddington is increasingly popular with buyers from overseas who like the convenience of Heathrow from Paddington Station, easy access to the West End and Marylebone High Street and the idea of 350 acres of Hyde Park on the doorstep.

Paddington attracts an international mix of residents and some famous faces. Well-known residents from the past include: J M Barrie, Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, Robert Browning, Sir Alexander Fleming.

Top 5 Reasons to Live in Paddington
  1. Its central location is ideal for both work and leisure opportunities
  2. Paddington property is well placed for rail and road routes out of London
  3. Parking is easier than in many central areas of the capital
  4. With acres of green space in Hyde Park and canal-side walks on your doorstep, the area is ideal for outdoor recreation
  5. There is a great mix of property in Paddington to choose from
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  • Paddington Squares & Parks

    With peaceful squares such as Merchant Square, elegant Paddington properties and beautiful parks and gardens within walking distance, this Central London area is a scenic place to live.

    At Merchant Square, a waterside garden square surrounded by stylish Paddington properties, you can admire the beautiful water maze (an interactive water sculpture) and the impressive footbridge spanning the Grand Union Canal.

    A few minutes walk from swish Paddington properties is leafy Hyde Park, a stunning Royal Park where you can stroll along tree-lined avenues, visit the Diana Memorial fountain and go boating on Serpentine Lake. The well-maintained Rose Gardens are also worth visiting.

    Kensington Gardens, another Royal Park located close by, is home to the famous Albert Memorial and Peter Pan statue. Soak up some sun in the Italian Gardens and stop by the Round Pond, an ornamental lake where you can feed the birds.

  • Paddington Going Out

    The number of restaurants, pubs and shops, ensures that the residents of the lavishly appointed Paddington properties, have plenty of eating, drinking and shopping options almost on their doorstep.

    For upscale Thai dining, try Nipa in Lancaster London hotel. Drop by Pearl Liang in Sheldon Square for dimsums and Ask! Pizza on Spring Street for Italian pizzas.

    Patisserie Valerie on Praed Street has designer cakes and Le Pain Quotidien bakes superb bread.

    Cads Bar at Norfolk Place is the place for great wine and English food while The Monkey Puzzle on Southwick Street is a popular local for beer and pub food. Reserve a table at The Victoria for exceptional cocktails and traditional pub food.

    If you are looking for bespoke retail outlets, visit the numerous boutiques nestled between plush Paddington properties. Kendal Street and Connaught Place lined with luxury shops, also offer a great shopping experience.

  • Paddington Attractions

    Some of the nearby attractions, which make the designer Paddington properties highly sought after, are the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum, Subway Gallery, Albert Memorial, Victoria and Albert Museum and Paddington Bear.

    Visit the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum, where colourful displays, videos and old-fashioned scientific equipment trace the history of Alexander Fleming’s Nobel prize-winning discovery of penicillin.

    Pause at the ornate Albert Memorial (a grand Gothic extravaganza) in Kensington Gardens and spend some time at Subway Gallery, an underground gallery in a 1960s kiosk, filled with fine pieces of art. If time permits, pay a visit to Paddington Station and take your photo with the life-size bronze statue of the Paddington Bear.

    At the Victoria and Albert Museum on Cromwell Road, admire the fantastic ceramics, furniture, textiles and paintings. Walk around the Jewellery gallery, housing over 3000 jewels and enjoy the Medieval and Renaissance Galleries, well-known for their remarkable collections.

  • Paddington Local Events

    Excellent cinemas and theatres, canalside walks, health clubs and the nearby Hyde Park, provide the residents of the stylish Paddington properties with a host of cultural, sporting and other leisure activities.

    To catch a blockbuster, step into Odeon Cinema, a state-of-the-art cinema on Edgware Road. A few minutes away is the world-famous West End, where you can watch timeless musicals, classics, plays and comedies.

    If you fancy a walk or jog, head to the Grand Union Canal, just minutes away from the deluxe Paddington properties.

    For a personalized gym plan, swimming or Pilates, visit the Nuffield Health Club in Sheldon Square. The spin studio here is worth trying. Seymour Leisure Centre at Seymour Place has a 100 station gym and pool, and offers a variety of sports, such as Volleyball, Badminton and Table Tennis. If you enjoy cycling, peddle over to Hyde park, a short distance away.

  • Paddington Transport

    Paddington estate agents always highlight the excellent transport links in the area, with access to the Bakerloo, Circle, District, and the Hammersmith and City Lines from Paddington.

    You can also be at Heathrow airport within 15 minutes thanks to the Heathrow Express. Trains from Paddington make it easy to head to the Southwest. A new Crossrail station is being built on the western side of Paddington station.

    If you prefer to travel by car, it is easy to access major routes to the north, east and west from Paddington property.

  • Paddington Historical Facts

    The land on which Paddington now sits was originally owned by Westminster Abbey, but following the Reformation, was controlled by the Crown before later being granted to the Bishop of London who rented it out as farmland.

    The area was a village in the countryside till development began in the 19th century. Following the Napoleonic Wars the Bishops of London commissioned grand houses in the area similar to those found in Belgravia and as London expanded to the west it reached Paddington village.

    The world's first bus service, albeit horse-drawn, was set up from Paddington village green in 1829.

    Paddington Station was constructed in 1838 by Isambard Kingdom Brunel as the last stop for the Great Western Railway. People around the world often know about the station thanks to the fictional character Paddington Bear.

    The area was its own borough till joining the City of Westminster in 1965.

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