Five Things to Do in and around Paddington this Month


If there’s one thing you can say about London with certainty, it’s that there’s never any shortage of things to do.

The capital features many venues, museums, comedy clubs, arenas and anything else you could ever need to have a good time. Happily, Paddington and its surrounding areas are hubs of activity, and you never have far to go from the Devonshire London Paddington to find something fun and exciting to do.

The Amazons at Sunset Sessions

Based at or, it might be more accurate to say, on the Grand Union Canal, the Sunset Sessions are a summer-long series of open-air concerts. And on the 13th of September, The Amazons – signed to BMG and making big waves – will be the entertainment.

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Seating is on the floating pocket-park in nearby Merchant Square, which makes for a unique vantage point as you float and take in some critically-praised music. The venue is only a short trip on foot from hotels near Paddington Station, and the entertainment generally runs until about 10 pm. The Sunset Sessions are always a window into great up-and-coming acts, and you get to relax on a fully-fledged floating park, what could be better?

GoBoat London

If you like the idea of exploring Paddington’s beautiful waterways, then you need to check out GoBoat London.

You can choose from an 8-seater boat shared with others, or you can always opt for a private, 2-seater if you want a little privacy. Even better, every boat has an inbuilt table, so you can take along a picnic or some beverages to make the trip even more enjoyable! And it’s only a five-minute walk from The Devonshire London Paddington.

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Taking place inside the glorious confines of St. James’s Church, this rendition of Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons promises to be another incredible performance from London Concertante.

Performing more than 100 concerts a year, the Concertante brings their considerable skills to this performance, held on the 15th of September. The group are popular and perform across the globe, so make sure you nab a ticket ahead of time.

Comedy Carnival

Taking place every Thursday night, Comedy Carnival brings together rising and established acts for maximum effect.

Praised by the likes of Time Out, Comedy Carnival has quickly developed into one of the most popular and well-regarded comedy clubs in the area. Shows generally run from 8 pm to 10 pm, with a little slack given for longer and shorter sets, and it’s a great place to see some of the comedy stars of tomorrow right now.

Theatre in the Pound

Award-winning and very well-liked, Theatre in the Pound showcases new works from directors and artists in a not-for-profit environment.

The focus here is on new, exciting theatre and it’s the type of place you visit to see modern, ground-breaking work. On the 17th of September, the theatre will show its newest work, and it’s worth checking out to see the exciting work on offer.

Three Parks to Get Away from it all Near the Devonshire London


London is renowned for its thriving streets, busy markets and throngs of tourists looking to get a glimpse of a few of the capital’s many landmarks during their visit.

As lively and bustling as London is, sometimes it’s a real pleasure to leave the noise behind and retreat to one of the many parks and green spaces for a little rest and relaxation during your break.

With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of three parks near the Devonshire London Paddington where you can get away from it all and enjoy the picturesque greenery, peace and tranquillity that these lovingly maintained spaces and gardens have to offer.

Kensington Gardens

Located just a short stroll away from your accommodation at the Devonshire London Paddington is Kensington Gardens, a wonderfully lush open space with some interesting landmarks that are well worth a visit.

Kensington Gardens

Amidst the peace and tranquillity of Kensington Gardens, you’ll find the inspiring Princess Diana memorial running through the landscape, the Serpentine gallery and ornate Kensington Palace itself as you take a leisurely stroll around the beautifully maintained gardens.

If you’re hoping to visit during the summer or autumn months, we offer some great Paddington hotel deals so you’ll have more to spend on those picnic basket goodies.

Norfolk Square Gardens

Nestled in between two rows of impressive Victorian townhouses lies Norfolk Square Gardens, a rectangular space packed full of ornamental shrubs and blooming flower beds.

Norfolk Square Gardens is a ten-minute walk from your Devonshire London Paddington accommodation, and because its off the main tourist trails, it’s usually tranquil with very few people around.

This is a lovely shaded spot for a packed lunch or just to grab a coffee and enjoy the colourful flowers for an hour or so. It’s also a great place to stop off to rest your tired feet after visiting some of London’s more well-known tourist attractions.

Rembrandt Gardens in Little Venice

Another hidden gem offering serenity and peace is the Rembrandt Gardens located in Little Venice. A cosy and casual park situated near the waterways of Little Venice, the Rembrandt Gardens plays host to a wide range of beautiful roses in the warmer months and visitors can watch the narrowboats and ducks glide by as life takes on a far more leisurely pace in this part of London.

Each May bank holiday weekend, Little Venice bursts into colour thanks to the annual Canal way Cavalcade where over 100 brightly decorated boats moor close to the park.

There’s also a special schedule of activities for children and adults alike during the Cavalcade, so check out our Paddington hotel deals to get a great rate on a family room for next year’s event.

London has so many beautiful parks on green spaces for visitors to take advantage of some peace and quiet during their visit, so just don’t forget to pack your picnic hamper and rug the next time you make a trip to this buzzing capital city.