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An iconic train station, affluent population, and plenty to do.
Studio / 1 BR
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2 Bedrooms
46% Complete
3 Bedrooms
56% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals


What's around
  • 131 Shops
  • 9 Fitness options
  • 201 Restaurants
  • 17 Grocery stores/markets
  • 12 Banks
  • 48 Nightlife options




Paddington has a high violent crime rate and a high property crime rate for London.


Sandwiched between two parks, Notting Hill, and the West End, Paddington is a neighborhood filled with picturesque homes, green spaces, cafes, and gardens. You’ve likely seen Paddington on television since it contains the royals' favorite hospital – St. Mary’s is where Prince William, Prince Harry, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte were born. And the train station is quite iconic thanks to the Paddington Bear children's stories.

There’s a lot of old money in Paddington, with older mansions and homes belonging to the same families for a long time. However, the area along Paddington's canal has become a more upscale, modern part of town. Residences are futuristic and sleek-looking and attract a lot of younger professionals.

Though overall this is a quiet area, there are things to do here. You'll find restaurants offering all types of cuisine, art galleries, museums, music venues, and the requisite English pubs. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the streets come alive with food vendors, performers, and local artisans selling their work. And in summer the local council puts on family activities in the parks, including outdoor movies and festivals.

Paddington is bordered on the north by Lisson Grove, on the east by Marylebone, on the south by Hyde Park, and on the west by Bayswater.


The City: 4.7 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 25-35 minutes by transit / 30-35 minutes by bike
Canary Wharf: 7.9 miles / 30-70 minutes by car / 40 minutes by transit
Southwark: 5.2 miles / 25-60 minutes by car / 30-35 minutes by transit / 35 minutes by bike
Westminster: 2.7 miles / 10-25 minutes by car / 20-25 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by bike
Shoreditch: 4.4 miles / 20-45 minutes by car / 40-50 minutes by transit

Paddington London Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Paddington LOCAL schools

1-13 YEARS
College Park School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Special
School Type:Community Special
Edward Wilson Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
Hallfield Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
Our Lady of Dolours RC Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Voluntary Aided
St James & St John Church of England Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Voluntary Aided


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