How to Get the Most Out of a Trip to Paddington


Once your train pulls into London Paddington Station, you’ll be thrilled to see that there is an abundance of activities for you to get stuck into with your family or friends.

Whether you want to see the sights, enjoy entertaining excursions or relax and take in your surroundings at a stunning park, it’s all going on in this thriving part of the city.

What’s more, there’s no need to feel restricted to this area of London as public transport makes it easier than ever to get about and see other parts of the city. Just hop on a Tube or bus and you can easily be in any number of areas within a matter of minutes.

Your room at the Park Grand Kensington is the perfect base for exploring the city. Set your bags down when you want to head out and retreat back here when your feet are tired and bed is calling.

Pay a visit to Little Venice

Little Venice

Want to experience all of the charm and romance of Venice without catching a plane? Pay a visit to Little Venice, where you’ll be able to experience beautiful canals and waterways and visit a number of quirky waterside pubs and cafes for relaxing daytime drinking. This quaint London area is always buzzing, so whether you fancy taking a canal boat ride or going to see a puppet show, there is something to suit everyone’s interests. If you fancy seeing a bit more of the city, hop on a London Waterbus, which will take you from Little Venice to Camden Lock Market in around 45 minutes.

How to get to Little Venice

Little Venice is only a short walk from Paddington train and Tube station, making it easily accessible. Leave the station through the Grand Union Canal exit and walk north on the pedestrian signs to Little Venice, all straight to the canals.

Now you’ve experienced the next best thing to a trip to Italy, head back to your room at the Park Grand Kensington, where a comfortable bed and luxury amenities will be waiting for you to ensure you have a relaxing evening.

Explore Hyde Park

Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH

Hyde Park

If you and your family are the types that love nothing more than a stroll in a park and the chance to take in some natural surroundings, a trip to Hyde Park should definitely be factored into your London weekend. The park covers 143 acres and has over 4,000 trees, a meadow, large lake and a garden area, so there’s plenty to see here and you could easily spend a whole day strolling through this gorgeous space.

Had your fill of nature? Head back to your room at our hotels Earls’ Court near Tube station and get ready for a night out in busy London.

Enjoy a theatre show on the water

Puppet Theatre

For a truly unique experience, take to the Puppet Theatre barge to experience a puppet show in a different setting than what you’re used to. The theatre specialises in puppet shows featuring marionettes and is perfect for a family day out.