If you’re staying with us this month, you’re in luck as there are lots of fun and unusual things to do. Read on for our suggestions for five things that you could add to your itinerary.
Enjoy a winter walk
If you are guilty of over indulging during the holiday season, what better way to start the New Year than with a spot of gentle exercise in the Great Outdoors? A winter walk through London is a brilliant way to get yourself back into shape after the holidays, as well as get the most out of your cultural experience in our fair city.
There are so many places you can visit that are in easy to reach locations from our hotels near Paddington London. You could spend some time wandering around the lakes and canals, taking in the picturesque London scenery of Victorian style architecture, or take a trip around one of our many wonderful Royal Parks.
Visit some of the nearby attractions
There are so many famous sights near Paddington that it can be hard to know where to begin. You could visit the Barbican around 25 minutes away, visit Hyde Park or Paddington Gardens, or even explore the historic Paddington Station itself. There has been a station here since 1838 so it has seen plenty of history pass through – don’t miss the famous statue of Paddington Bear.
London Zoo is around 30 minutes away on the Tube from Paddington if you want to venture a little further afield. Closer to home, there is the Sherlock Holmes Museum, Madame Tussauds and the Paddington Public Arts Trail.
Do some shopping
It takes around five minutes to get from Paddington to Marylebone and its clutch of specialist shops. It’s quieter than Oxford Street and provides a good choice of high street brands.
If you do want more choice, Oxford Street is ten minutes away on foot and puts you in retail heaven. Selfridges has been immortalised as a cultural icon in Britain and is definitely one of the most famous sights near Paddington for anyone with a love of designer goods and floors and floors of shopping opportunities.
Seek out the best of the city’s art and culture
Whatever your art preferences, you’re sure to find it in London and, if you are planning a visit this month, spending a few hours indulging your passion should be high on your agenda. The Good Grief Charlie Brown exhibition at Somerset House runs until 03 March, Modern Couples at the Barbican is an avant-garde installation featuring works from the likes of Frida Kahlo until the end of January and there is a never ending canvas of street art around Shoreditch.
Go to a show
It wouldn’t be a trip to London if you weren’t going to see a show, so if you’re staying at one of our hotels in Paddington London during January or February, a visit to the West End is a must. With big name shows like Wicked, Matilda, Les Miserables, The Lion King and Book of Mormon, musical lovers are spoilt for choice.