Paddington Rental Guide

By: Cliq Apartments Team

23 AUG 2020

Paddington is a historic central London area with beautiful canals, open green spaces and intriguing architecture made famous by the fictional Paddington bear. Located in West London, zone 1 in the borough of Westminster, Paddington borders the following areas of Bayswater, Marylebone, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park and Maida Vale, all within a short walking distance thus making it the perfect location to visit and live in the area. 




Paddington is a major transport hub and with the underground serving Bakerloo, Hammersmith & City, District and Circle Tube lines.

The world-famous grand Paddington Station provides easy connections to London Heathrow Airport via Heathrow Express and various destinations around the UK on the National Rail services. The Elizabeth Line, also known as Crossrail is due to be completed by early 2022, will provide super-speedy connections to the West End, City and Canary Wharf.


What to do around Paddington 


If you are planning to rent or stay in Paddington, or just looking to check out the area,  here are a top list of things to see and do in Paddington starting with Taking a scenic boat ride through Regent’s Canal A tranquil & scenic boat ride on Regents Canal with GoBoat starting from Merchant Square and passing through Little Venice, Regents Park, London Zoo and Camden Lock.


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Relax in the local Parks At Paddington Green, A green space and a conservation area which is the oldest part of Paddington Is a great spot to chill-out & Norfolk Park, A beautiful park, located in a square, 5 minutes away from Paddington Station with a game of giant chess!


St Mary's Church on Paddington Green. Copyright © 2020 Cliq Apartments


Visit the Fan and Rolling Bridges Both the Fan and the Rolling Bridges are located at Merchant Square and are in action every Wednesday and Friday at noon and on Saturdays at 2 pm. There are many bridges along the canal where you can simply stand and admire the beauty and engineering. 

Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum A museum dedicated to Alexander Fleming the birthplace of Penicillin located at the London St Mary's Hospital on Praed Street. 

Paddington Station With its stunning grand triple train shed and built in the mid-nineteenth century and known as one of the masterpieces of its chief engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Paddington Station is a historically significant railway terminus and the headquarters of the Great Western Railway. 


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A stroll to Little Venice, Take a walk from Merchant Square to Little Venice via the canal footpath and explore the magnificent architecture and discover somewhere nice to eat.


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Going Out 


Plenty of option to eat & drink around Paddington and some of our favourite restaurants and cafes in the area are, London Shell Co Fantastic fresh seafood restaurant served aboard a very charming narrowboat.  Daisy Green Aussie inspired cafe serving healthy breakfast, lunch, cakes & sweets. Pergola Paddington A rooftop bar and street food hub perfect for summer afternoons. Pearl Liang Restaurant Great Chinese food and a delicious selection of Dim Sum. Heist Bank Serving wood oven Pizza, Drinks & Cocktails, Coffee and game rooms.

Cafe Society @ Beany Green Sheldon Square. Copyright © 2020 Cliq Apartments


Street-food  Is available at Merchant Square and Paddington Central (Sheldon Square) serving a variety of street food from around the world including Peruvian, Mexican, Thai, and many more.


Renting in Paddington 


Whether you are planning a visit on business or pleasure, a student looking to live close to Imperial College or Westminster University or just looking to find a long term rental apartment in a central London location, Paddington is a great area to consider with plenty of options available in the area. The redevelopment of Paddington's canal-side is all set to become one of London's major property hotspots.

Below, you will find the most popular developments and apartments for short term and long term rentals in Paddington.


Merchant Square 


Located within a short walk from Hyde Park, Marble Arch and Marylebone, Merchant Square offers a selection of high specification apartments and penthouses with Dual aspect balconies with most apartments, winter garden and amazing views over the city. 


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Paddington Central, Sheldon Square 


One of the original redevelopment schemes in the area, Sheldon Square Apartments offer a  selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms & Penthouses with secure underground parking. With a combination of fantastic dining options, gyms and open-air spaces and rooftop bars, making Paddington Central an ideal environment to work and live.


Sheldon Square Apartments. Copyright © 2020 Cliq Apartments



West End Quay, Praed Street 


Located on Praed Street, a waterside development consisting of three buildings with 468 apartments including studio, 1, 2,3 and Penthouse apartments with underground parking and 24-hour concierge. 


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West End Gate, Garret Mansions


West End Gate comprises a range of individual block including a 30-story tower and a series of mansion blocks. Located moments away from Marylebone & Little Venice, with excellent transport connections and first-class facilities including a 24-hour concierge, pool, spa and gym. Cinema room and Private gardens.



Paddington Gardens


contemporary development offering a collection of striking 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom apartments, with Communal roof terrace and gardens. Paddington Gardens will also deliver new retail and commercial space that will add to the existing and established options of Paddington Basin.


 Paddington Gardens Apartments. Copyright © 2020 Cliq Apartments


Paddington Exchange 


Paddington Exchange is a superb contemporary collection of 1,2,& 3 bedroom apartments with excellent transport links with easy access to the local shops and restaurants and easy reach of West End. 


 Paddington Exchange Apartments. Copyright © 2020 Cliq Apartments


Canal Side Apartments


A stylish new residence, No 3 Canalside Walk Apartments offers luxury waterfront living located next to Regent's Canal and a short walk to many transport links from Paddington station. Residents benefit from concierge services, a rooftop terrace and an outdoor gym. 



Hyde Park Apartments


Hyde Park Serviced Apartments is a perfect location to stay in London.  A Grade II listed building and a stone’s throw from Hyde Park. A short stroll takes to the local restaurants, cafés, shops, dry cleaners, cinemas and so much more. Paddington Station is only 5 minutes walk,  and it’s just 15 minutes on the Heathrow Express. Fully serviced apartment with cleaning,  concierge desk and 24-hour customer service.



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