Paddington teams will take to the water at Paddington Basin for the milestone annual Dragon Boat race on Tuesday 25 July. This year teams will fundraise for COSMIC, Children of St Mary's Intensive Care. Last year’s race raised over £16,000 for COSMIC and this year we hope to raise even more.
This weekly series of Live Music Sunset Sessions is hosted on the most unique outdoor venue in London, Merchant Square's Floating Pocket Park. Expect performances from 17 talented artists from the London Busking Company. Enjoy a cocktail on the canal with drinks from Lockhouse London and street food from local traders.
What better way to unwind at lunchtime than a spot of gaming on the big screen at Merchant Square. For the first time, Paddington plays host to the biggest multi-player gaming screen in London!
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.
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.
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.
Why not spend a few hours following Paddington’s Pawprint Trail? Developed with the creators of Paddington Bear, Paddington and Co., this delightful series of Paddington-themed family adventures takes you on a journey to discover a number of Paddington themed treasures, including four of the Paddington Bear statues that formed part of the Paddington Trail in 2014. Pick up a Pawprint Trail leaflet from the Paddington Bear shop at Paddington Station, and begin your very own journey of discovery.
BOOK now and explore the Paddington Pawprint Trial
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Join budding entrepreneurs at free workshops helping you to start your own business.
Gather your shipmates for a thrill-seeking pirate themed adventure on board GoBoat London 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sign up to take part in the Imperial Health Charity abseil on Wednesday 16 May and raise money for an important local cause.
This month is all about Women. We celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 and Mother’s Day on March 11.
Creative directors and London born sisters Michela and Lois Wilson bring a fully immersive experience of luxury exclusively to Connaught Village.
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.
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.
In September we facilitated an evening reception with Sellar Property Group and Hard Hat Communications for our local hoteliers.
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.