Home the internet holiday and travel guide to the UK

London Stations

You are in

London Stations
  TourUK Main Page About TourUK Advertise  Search HotelBooker

Search The Site:Find

How To Get Here
Underground Station
Underground Station Paddington
  London Features
 Art Galleries
 Theatres & Venues
 Historic Houses
 London Churches
 Parks & Gardens
 Famous London Streets
 London Squares
 Attractions & Sights
 London Markets
 London Stations


Paddington Station
Praed Street, London W2


Paddington Station

Paddington Bear

Paddington was built as the terminus of the Great Western Railway in 1850 - 54. 

Its design was a collaboration between Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Matthew Digby Wyatt.  The spectacular train shed has an iron girder roof with three-bays, these have 189 decorative wrought iron ribs and are supported by a cast-iron column every third rib. 

When a fourth bay was added in 1916, in keeping with Brunel's originals, the iron columns were replaced with steel stanchions. 

Paddington is unusual in that it does not have a principal exterior facade.  In its place is the Great Western Hotel, designed by P.C. Hardwick and opened in the same year as the station. Brunel is remembered by a seated statue that can be seen beside the side entrance to platform 1.

Children all over the world know the name of the station through the famous 'Paddington Bear' created by Michael Bond.  

An ambitious £63 million overhaul has recently given Paddington Station a new lease of life.  The centrepiece of this scheme is 'The Lawn', an up-market glass and steel area with cafés, shops and airline check-ins desks for passengers using the Heathrow Express.

The area around the station is also undergoing redevelopment and the Paddington Basin office complex is being built on former railway land to the north of the station 

  For London Hotels
and maps of hotels.
Click here
tourUK Newsletter
Offers & travel ideas
emailed direct to you.
Telephone Bookings
Our Hotel Booking Line
Call 0870 4786316

Stations In

Charing Cross
St Pancras
Book National Express
coaches here!

| Disclaimer | Privacy | Copyright ©1997-2015 Just Tour Limited