Paddington Railway Station in Paddington, London W2
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Paddington is a bustling and vibrant area of London within the City of Westminster.
Paddington Railway Station, is one of London’s main railway and underground stations and the area’s main landmark. Located in close vicinity to many of London’s popular tourist attractions such as Hyde Park, Regents Canal, and The Serpentine, the station is a hive of activity.
Paddington is an historical site - the main part of the station dates back to 1838 and was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel with his associate Matthew Digby Wyatt. Today, there is a statue to commemorate Brunel on platform one.
The design of the station is impressive; it’s worth looking up to appreciate the stunning ceiling. The roof is constructed from three spans of wrought iron arches with two transepts connecting them.
Having recently undergone a refurbishment, including a new concourse designed by Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners, there is now an excellent selection of shops, restaurants, and takeaways situated within the station. There is even a champagne bar!
Paddington Bear, of the popular children’s book, was named after Paddington station and has been synonymous with the station since his creation in the 1960s. In the story, the Brown family found him on Platform 1 where he landed having travelled there from Peru. Today you’ll find a bronze statue on the spot under the clock where they found him. There is also a Paddington Bear shop within the station offering souvenirs and gifts.
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Photo byKeith Edkins