I think we can safely say that summer has finally arrived here in Paddington, the sun is out (most of the time) and the streets are buzzing with everyone from locals to tourists, all looking to enjoy a little slice of Paddington this summer.
For many of you looking to enjoy the perfect city break here in London, Paddington Hotels is a top choice. We are central and great value, so that you can hop on a train and make your budget go even further, whilst enjoying some iconic attractions across the city. It’s the ideal location to sit back and relax in, offering you a haven in amongst the hustle and bustle of our vibrant capital city.
Want to know where to head to in and around Paddington for a stroll in the sun and maybe even a picnic this summer? Check out our rundown of the top green spaces both well-known and tucked away in hidden corners of Paddington, all of which are free for you to enjoy!
Norfolk Square Gardens – Step out of our front door and you will find yourself in these tranquil, formal gardens. Home to many a local event over the summer months.
Paddington Green – An area of conservation, you will forget you are in the heart of London in these traditional gardens, home to the statue of the famous actress, Lady Sarah Siddons (1755-1831)
Little Venice – Surrounded by picturesque London streets, stroll along the canal and come to The Rembrandt Gardens with its beautiful bedding displays.
Regents Canal – Follow the canal from Little Venice to reach Regent’s Park for a day out at ZSL London Zoo.
Talbot Square Gardens – One of Paddington’s smaller squares, popular amongst locals for its ping pong table and giant chess!
Hyde Park – Our most local of London’s Royal Parks, with 350 acres for you to explore. Tour the area on foot, by bike or on horseback and enjoy a dip in the Serpentine Lido if you need to cool off after.
Kensington Gardens – Admire the gardens that surround Kensington Palace, visit the Albert Memorial and let your kids run wild at the Diana Memorial Playground.
Sussex Gardens Open Space – Grab a seat and watch the world go by in these formal gardens.
Paddington Recreation Ground – From cricket to tennis, this open space in central Paddington offers a wide range of facilities for everyone looking to get active this summer.
If you haven’t got round to booking a city break in London this summer, we hope our guide to the many green spaces open to the public here in Paddington has inspired you to book a stay with us at Paddington Hotels. For prices and availability whether you are travelling solo, with friends or the whole family, click here, or pick up the phone to our team on +44 (0) 20 7402 4646.