Welcome to Paddington. A place made famous by a bear that made his way to start a life in London. Paddington is a prestigious part of London close to attractions like Hyde Park and Regent’s Park. It is home to the city’s exclusive neighbourhoods and visitors can expect some celebrity sightings.

The Park Grand London Paddington offers state-of-the-art accommodation in the heart of the city, it is one of the few hotels that is located within easy reach to Paddington Station. If you are looking to explore this end of London in a couple of hours, then you should check out these top things to do in the area. Visitors coming from the airport can make use of the London Underground to get to these points.

How to Spend 12 Hours in Paddington

Eat Curry

Curry is a famous one-pot dish eaten all over the world, however, in Britain, the dish has made its mark of being the official dish of the country. Many restaurants offer their own variations of curry but very few can to the eateries in Paddington. Indian Restaurants in Paddington London are constantly in competition to woe in crowds do decide who holds the top spot. Some of the top contenders include The Mughal’s Indian Restaurant, Flavors of India Paddington, and Noorjahan.

How to Spend 12 Hours in Paddington

Go for Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is a traditional British ritual that is been around for hundreds of years. This social get together is offered at most hotels and restaurants in the city, and visitors will get to sample freshly baked scones, cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches and a variety of sweet pastries. The setting is usually in the garden or terrace, and in some places a tea is served in the dining room, using the finest china and silver-wear.

How to Spend 12 Hours in Paddington

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Visit Notting Hill

Notting Hill is famed for its role in several romantic comedies shot in London. A tour of the neighbourhood will allow you to see various locations from scenes in Bridget Jones’s Diary the bookstore in the movie Notting Hill, and the famous blue door where Julia Roberts proclaims her love for Hugh Grant in the movie.

How to Spend 12 Hours in Paddington

Explore Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park

Hyde Park is the most famous park in the heart of the city. It is the place where tourists go to experience British culture, as it houses The Serpentine Galleries, some museums as well as several memorial sites. Visitors can rent a canal or pedal boat, and cruise the Serpentine Lake or spend time taking walks in the manicured rose garden. Kensington Gardens offers a space to enjoy a quiet picnic, or you can go on a tour of Kensington Palace, followed by lunch at the on-site restaurant.

How to Spend 12 Hours in Paddington

Red London Bus

One of the best ways to experience Paddington is a sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. This open-top double-decker bus offers a tour of the city, passing by all the major attractions. Tours are offered in multiple languages and you can get on and off as provided you have a day pass.

How to Spend 12 Hours in Paddington

What are you looking forward to seeing (and doing!) in Paddington?