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Paddington Water Taxi

Paddington Water Taxi

Climb aboard Paddington's Water Taxi, meet the taxi at either Paddington Central (below Bishop's Bridge, next to Paddington Station's canalside entrance), or at Merchant Square (next to the Floating Pocket Park) for a free 10 minute journey on the Grand Union Canal.

Stay the night at Hotel Indigo London Paddington and enjoy a trip on the Paddington Water Taxi. 

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Paddington Covers 2019

Paddington Covers 2019

Grab your tickets now for Paddington Covers 2019, tell your friends and family and get ready to party in the sunshine.

BOOK a night stay now at Hotel Indigo London Paddington to take advantage of all the action. 

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Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds

If you’re passing through London, make sure to visit Madame Tussauds! Rightly world-famous, this collection of wax figures is about as interactive as a museum can be, and is consistently voted one of London’s top visitor attractions.

BOOK night stay at Indigo London Paddington

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IWA Canalway Cavalcade

IWA Canalway Cavalcade

IWA Canalway Cavalcade

Looking for the perfect way to spend the early May Bank Holiday weekend? The Canalway Cavalcade in Little Venice is a must.

BOOK a night stay at Indigo London Paddington and enjoy a stroll around Paddington Canal. 

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British Summertime Hyde Park

British Summertime Hyde Park

Music lovers will already be planning their trip to British Summer Time Hyde Park: attended by hundreds of thousands of people each year, this 10-day festival from 5th to 14th July attracts the biggest music acts in the world.

BOOK a night stay at Indigo London Paddington, just moments away from Hyde Park. 

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Paddington’s Pawprint Trail   

Paddington’s Pawprint Trail  

Who can pass through Paddington without remembering its most famous namesake, Paddington Bear? Created over 60 years ago by Michael Bond, this marmalade-loving bear, with his unfortunate penchant for mess and mischief, is now the star of two films and remains as well-loved as ever!

BOOK now and explore the Paddington Pawprint Trial 

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Flower Arranging Workshop

Flower Arranging Workshop

Ever fancied being a little greener? Why not try your hand at a relaxed, feel-good flower arranging workshop, and bring some greenery into your life? Whether you’re a complete beginner, or your green thumbs are well-practised, you’ll find these workshops accessible, inspiring, and – most importantly – excellent fun!

BOOK a night stay at Indigo London Paddington and get greener with the feel-good flower arranging workshop. 

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GoBoat London Launches 2019 Season

GoBoat London Launches 2019 Season

Every fancied being your own captain? With GoBoat London you can be just that. The self-drive electric boats can be hired from one hour to eight hours, for groups of up to eight people.

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Celebrate Spring in London

Celebrate Spring in London

There are so many things to do in London in spring! Enjoy outdoor activities in the best London parks this Spring, visit a rooftop bar or see an open-air show.

BOOK now for a night stay in Hotel Indigo London Paddington and take advantage of Spring in London. 

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Things to do on Easter weekend 2019 in London

Things to do on Easter weekend 2019 in London

From 19 April 2019 to 22 April 2019

Keep the family happy over the Easter holidays with inspiration of the best things to do during Easter 2019 in London.

BOOK a night stay now and enjoy Easter in London.

 

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British Summer Time in Hyde Park

British Summer Time in Hyde Park

British Summer Time Hyde Park brings the world's best musical icons to London each summer for a series of shows in the royal park.

The 2019 series will see headline shows from Florence + the Machine, Robbie Williams, Celine Dion and many more.

BOOK a night stay now and celebrate at British Summer Time Hyde Park

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Explore the Royal Parks

Explore the Royal Parks

Stroll through the magnificent landscapes of Kensington Gardens, past the Round Pond to the Flower Walk, which is always bursting with colour.

Hire a bike and explore the park and adjoining Hyde Park...

BOOK a night stay now and go explore!

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London Shell Co January offer and Valentine's Day menu

London Shell Co January offer and Valentine's Day menu

Every year London Shell Co close for a bit of nautical TLC during the first part of January. Fear not, they come back to Paddington with a special treat for patient fans, offering 50% off food for the rest of January.

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Tasty Tuesday's at Merchant Square, Paddington

Tasty Tuesday's at Merchant Square, Paddington

Head to Merchant Square for a little help with your healthy start to 2019. Throughout January, Merchant Square will be handing out free fruit on Tuesday lunchtimes by the fountains.

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GoBoat 2018 in numbers

GoBoat 2018 in numbers

GoBoat London is the only self-drive, powered boating experience in central London, and its mission is to make London's canals accessible to all. Throughout 2018 captains and crews have been exploring the Regent's and Grand Union Canals, from GoBoat's base in Merchant Square, Paddington, to Little Venice and beyond.

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Great grooming with Easton London

Great grooming with Easton London

Refined male grooming has arrived at WeWork Paddington, where at Easton London you can have a trim whilst enjoying free Wifi, desk space, coffee, beer and more after appointments.

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A music-filled month ahead in Merchant Square

A music-filled month ahead in Merchant Square

Following the success of the pop-up performances on Paddington’s Pocket Park last December; community choirs and school ensembles will be wrapping up warm and returning to Merchant Square to entertain this Christmas.

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Winter concert at St James’ Church, Paddington

Winter concert at St James’ Church, Paddington

The Imperial College Healthcare Trust invite you to join their annual winter concert on Tuesday 4 December at St James’ Church, Paddington.

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Tuck into a floating feast aboard the Electric Sledge

Tuck into a floating feast aboard the Electric Sledge

An alternative Christmas venue is on offer at Merchant Square this December. Step on board the Electric Sledge and enjoy tucking into your Christmas favourites, with a unique South African twist. Created by Braai specialists, Bring & Braai, delicacies include Chakalaka Turkey, Braaied butternut and piping-hot Potjiekos, all cooked on traditional open-wood fires along the tow path.

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Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018

Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018

Charities across the country, including some here on the doorstep in Paddington, are preparing for seven days of furious fundraising in this year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge.

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Make money doing what you love at Pop-up Business School

Make money doing what you love at Pop-up Business School

Join budding entrepreneurs at free workshops helping you to start your own business.

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Clothing collections held in Paddington

Clothing collections held in Paddington

Paddington is hosting two Christmas clothing collections for the homeless this winter – at Merchant Square and Paddington Central.

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St Mary Mags Community Open Day

St Mary Mags Community Open Day

On Saturday 17 November, the doors of the newly restored St Mary Magdalene Project will open to the public, for a free, community open day between 1pm and 4pm.

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GoBoat Pirate Treasure Hunt at Merchant Square Paddington

GoBoat Pirate Treasure Hunt at Merchant Square Paddington

Gather your shipmates for a thrill-seeking pirate themed adventure on board GoBoat London this Halloween.

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Free film screening of Hocus Pocus in Paddington this Halloween

Free film screening of Hocus Pocus in Paddington this Halloween

Head to Merchant Square this Halloween for a free film screening of the cult classic, Hocus Pocus. The 1993 family friendly film combines comedy, horror and fantasy; in a tale about three witches, awakened by a teenage boy after he moves to Salem.

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Paddington's Darcie and May make it onto the Food Tube!

Paddington's Darcie and May make it onto the Food Tube!

Over the last year, we’ve seen many eateries pushing the boundaries and adding innovative new twists to classic dishes and drinks – particularly here in London.

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Youth Works Career Day

Youth Works Career Day

Young people are being invited through the doors of Marks & Spencer’s Head Office at Waterside House on Wednesday 24 October for a Careers Day organised in partnership with the Prince’s Trust.

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PaddingtonNow BID Wins London in Bloom Gold Award

PaddingtonNow BID Wins London in Bloom Gold Award

PaddingtonNow is pleased to announce it has been awarded a Gold Award by London in Bloom in their 2018 competition.

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Take the Pawprint Trail around Paddington

Take the Pawprint Trail around Paddington

The popular Pawprint Trail has been updated to include all the latest things to do in Paddington, including family-friendly, foodie haunts.

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Mille Patisserie

Mille Patisserie

Delicious pastires await in Paddington at Mille Patisserie, where fresh gâteaux mille crêpes are prepared each day by the on-site patissiere. The mille crêpe, popularised by Kova Patisserie in Soho, consists of layers of gossamer crêpes, separated by flavoured crème pâtissière and stacked to form a delicious cake. The result is simple and sumptuous and an Instagram hit.

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Coco di Mama

Coco di Mama

If you like your Italian fresh and fast, Coco di Mama is for you.

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Lords of Poké

Lords of Poké

Hawaiian poké seasoned with a Californian twist, Lords of Poké have set up shop at Paddington Central.

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Contribute to the creation of new artwork in Paddington

Contribute to the creation of new artwork in Paddington

A new community-led art installation will open in Paddington Central this September during London Design Festival. This city-wide celebration of design takes place from 15 – 23 September.

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Pall Mall Barbers

Pall Mall Barbers

Multi award-winning barbering brand Pall Mall Barbers have recently opened their 6th barbershop, in Paddington Central.

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A feast for the senses awaits at floating market in Paddington

A feast for the senses awaits at floating market in Paddington

For an alternative shopping experience, head to the Grand Union Canal in Paddington between 29 August and 2 September and enjoy perusing the produce on sale at Paddington’s floating market.

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Zorbing on the Canal

Zorbing on the Canal

Walk on water at Paddington Basin with the team from Merchant Square.

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Paddington Covers 2018 Come Rain or Shine

Paddington Covers 2018 Come Rain or Shine

Record temperatures brought in record numbers this year to Paddington Covers in Norfolk Square Gardens. With everyone looking for some outdoor fun, the atmosphere was electric at this free tribute bands festival under the trees in Paddington.

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Competition: Photograph Paddington’s playful fountains

Competition: Photograph Paddington’s playful fountains

The Merchant Square Water Maze has become an enticing playground over the past few weeks; with the shrieks and laughter of children cooling down in the water becoming a familiar sound.

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Yoga in the Square

Yoga in the Square

Get fit for free this summer with yoga sessions Every Tuesday throughout June, July and August.

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Paddington Central Outdoor Screen

Paddington Central Outdoor Screen

Paddington Central's big screen is back for the summer.

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Celebrity Floating Fitness At Merchant Square

Celebrity Floating Fitness At Merchant Square

Meet fitness celebrities and influencers aboard Paddington's Floating Pocket Park, with free workouts courtesy of the team at Merchant Square.

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Sunset Sessions at Merchant Square Paddington

Sunset Sessions at Merchant Square Paddington

This weekly series of Live Music Sunset Sessions is hosted on the most unique outdoor venue in London, Merchant Square's Floating Pocket Park.

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Free Movie Nights at Merchant Square

Free Movie Nights at Merchant Square

Free outdoor movie nights hosted by the Merchant Square team are set to get pulses racing, with some old favourites alongside some new blockbusters.

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An evening of enchantment awaits at 'Hyde Escape'

An evening of enchantment awaits at 'Hyde Escape'

Head to Hyde Park on Friday 1 June for an evening of relaxation at Hyde Escape.

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Huckster is set to open at Paddington Central

Huckster is set to open at Paddington Central

Huckster is set to open at Paddington Central, creating a brand new, immersive 5,000-square-foot, multi-level space offering private dining, karaoke, street food, coffee and cocktails.

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Crussh Fit Food & Juice Bar lands in Paddington

Crussh Fit Food & Juice Bar lands in Paddington

With an extensive menu ranging from green juice & ginger lattes to egg protein pots and super salad boxes, Crussh is the destination for anyone with an interest in healthy living.

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Enjoy Paddington's panorama before a 10-storey descent

Enjoy Paddington's panorama before a 10-storey descent

Sign up to take part in the Imperial Health Charity abseil on Wednesday 16 May and raise money for an important local cause.

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Antiques Anonymous returns with Flea Market

Antiques Anonymous returns with Flea Market

Antiques Anonymous pitches its stalls for the second annual flea market.

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Paddington's free Water Taxi

Paddington's free Water Taxi

After a successful trial in 2017, Paddington's Water Taxi returns on Tuesday 17 April 2018, moving to a full weekday service.

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Dragon Boat Racing

Dragon Boat Racing

Paddington teams will take to the water at Paddington Basin for the milestone annual Dragon Boat race on 26 July.

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Pergola returns to Paddington Central

Pergola returns to Paddington Central

Pergola is back! West London’s largest alfresco drinking and dining experience is returning as a sunny, summery paradise; a secret hideaway in the heart of Paddington.

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2018 Annual Canalway Cavalcade

2018 Annual Canalway Cavalcade

Little Venice and Paddington will be putting on all its bells and whistles for the annual Canal Cavalcade over the early May Bank Holiday weekend this year.

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Birthday concert at St James's Church, Paddington

Birthday concert at St James's Church, Paddington

St James’s Church, Paddington will be hosting a 90th Birthday concert on Saturday 14 April 2018.

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Celebrating Women - Politics, Play and Empowerment in Paddington

Celebrating Women - Politics, Play and Empowerment in Paddington

This month is all about Women. We celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 and Mother’s Day on March 11.

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Visit London this Summer

Visit London this Summer

Enjoy London this summer, perfectly positioned opposite Paddington Station.

Click here make a booking for this Summer, stay from just £144.

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Mindful March at Merchant Square, Paddington

Mindful March at Merchant Square, Paddington

Merchant Square are embracing inner peace this March with a programme of activities designed to channel calming thoughts, promote healthy living and encourage creativity.

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Luxury chocolate brand Saint Aymes arrives in Connaught Village

Luxury chocolate brand Saint Aymes arrives in Connaught Village

Creative directors and London born sisters Michela and Lois Wilson bring a fully immersive experience of luxury exclusively to Connaught Village.

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Activities galore this half term in Paddington

Activities galore this half term in Paddington

Paddington has plenty planned to keep your children entertained this February half term, whatever their age.

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Paddington hosts Great British Spring Clean canal clear-up

Paddington hosts Great British Spring Clean canal clear-up

On Friday 2 March The Paddington Partnership, in collaboration with the Canal & River Trust, is hosting a community clear-up as part of the national Great British Spring Clean campaign.

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The Best Curries in Paddington

The Best Curries in Paddington

The Times voted Bombay Palace sixth in the UK’s 20 ‘secret foodie’ restaurants.

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Paddington in Paddington Competition

Paddington in Paddington Competition

To celebrate the release of Paddington 2 in cinemas The Paddington Partnership has launched a competition ‘Paddington in Paddington’.

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Winterville 2017

Winterville 2017

They’ll be plenty of club nights, Christmas markets and live music, making this an ideal family outing or a romantic night out.

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London Street Brasserie – Christmas Deals

London Street Brasserie – Christmas Deals

Enjoy a delicious Christmas with a variety of choice in a semi private or private setting. You can choose three courses from our fabulous festive menu for only £28 per person and with classic favourite on offer that all can enjoy, this isn’t a deal you’ll want to miss.

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Paddington Covers 2018

Paddington Covers 2018

Paddington Covers is back this summer with a super-hot line-up of your favourite artists’ tribute acts.

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Leading The Way On Waste And Recycling

Leading The Way On Waste And Recycling

Our annual review of waste and recycling in the area, shows 143 businesses recycling through the BID, with 1,588,268 kgs of waste successfully recycled between September 2015 and August 2016.

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Local Hoteliers Engage With Paddington Quarter Plans

Local Hoteliers Engage With Paddington Quarter Plans

In September we facilitated an evening reception with Sellar Property Group and Hard Hat Communications for our local hoteliers.

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Paddington Scoops Silver Gilt in London in Bloom

Paddington Scoops Silver Gilt in London in Bloom

We are delighted to report that PaddingtonNow was awarded Silver Gilt in the Business Improvement District category of London in Bloom 2016.

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Thousands Flock To Free Music Festival Fridays In Paddington

Thousands Flock To Free Music Festival Fridays In Paddington

Our free music festival, Paddington Covers, drew thousands of festivalgoers to Norfolk Square Gardens over three, sunny, summery live music events on the last Fridays of June, July and August.

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