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Paddington is an extensive area located between two royal parks and Notting Hill to the west and the West End to the south. It’s famous for a number of things, like the grand Victorian station designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, St Mary’s Hospital where Sir Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin and were Prince William and Prince Harry were born and probably most famous of all, a little brown bear from Peru.
Paddington is now a busy business and residential district and not just a transport hub following the extensive redevelopment. The many road and rail routes effectively cut the area off from the rest of London for decades but the former goods yard and canal basin area have been opened up with new green spaces, attractive walks and a number of new bridges linking the central area to the local communities that surround it.
It’s now fair to say that Paddington is one of London’s best connected areas. After years of neglect, anyone walking around the area today would find it difficult to believe this was once a run-down corner of the capital.
The mix of new buildings and period architecture has created a vibrant and very busy business district, popular with both big and small businesses, like Prudential and Vodafone who occupy space here. With investment in Paddington already nearing £5 billion there will be around another one million square feet of office space by 2018.
There is a wide selection of serviced office locations, managed and conventional office space on offer in the Paddington area. To get a real idea of what’s available to you start your search here.
Typical office pricing in the area: £500 - £1000 per workstation
OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE AREA
Paddington is close to the following areas of London that are also worth consideration as a home for your business. All offer a wide choice of serviced offices and flexible workspace solutions.
Here are the indicative price ranges for workstations in each area (correct during 2016).
Euston – Located at the top of Tottenham Court Road and Southampton Row, Euston has seen major redevelopment similar to King’s Cross with many new businesses like Ricoh moving in.
Typical office pricing in the area: £550 - £1200 per workstation
Mayfair – A popular area due to its proximity to the shops of the West End and easy access to the City. One of the more sort after locations is Berkeley Square.
Typical office pricing in the area: £500 - £1800 per workstation
Marylebone – An area south of Regents Park with a mainline station and excellent shopping, it’s also famous as the home of Sherlock Holmes at 221b Baker Street.
Typical office pricing in the area: £450 - £1000 per workstation
Oxford Circus – This busy shopping destination is also home to many businesses in the media and textile sectors.
Typical office pricing in the area: £500 - £850 per workstation
Covent Garden – A colourful and bustling location in the heart of the West End, it’s also popular with tourists and was once home to London’s principle fruit and vegetable market until the 1980’s.
Typical office pricing in the area: £350 - £1100 per workstation
Paddington benefits from a number of transport links connecting office space and serviced offices in the area via a number of Tube lines as well as close access to major roads and bus routes. Its location means you are never more than 10 minutes from the West End and around 20 minutes from the City of London.
Tube stations: Paddington, Warwick Avenue, Edgware Road, Marble Arch, Lancaster Gate, Royal Oak, Bayswater and Queensway
Tube lines: Hammersmith and City, Bakerloo, District, Circle, Jubilee and Metropolitan lines. Download a handy Tube map here
Mainline stations: Paddington and nearby Marylebone and London Overground at Kilburn High Road
Major road links: The Westway leading to the A40/M40 and A5 leading to major motorway connections to the north
Nearest airports: London Luton with London City, Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick accessible via rail links
Buses: There are eight bus routes to other parts of London including Liverpool Street, Acton, Chiswick and Lewisham. Find out which buses serve this area here
Cycle: The area is served by twelve London Cycle Network bays. Find a cycle hire location here
Since the extensive redevelopment of the Paddington Basin area over the last ten years many restaurants, cafes and shops have opened up making this area a vibrant place for an after work drink with friends or for an important business meeting. The diverse mix of cuisine on offer here is famous with Angelus, a smart French Brasserie and Bombay Palace, a formal Indian restaurant. There are also many of the usual chains you can find elsewhere like Nando’s, Pizza Express and Ask Italian.
The area has also seen extensive residential redevelopment creating a real mix in the local community. Paddington is surrounded by excellent green spaces like Hyde Park and the excellent walks along the Grand Union Canal.
FAMOUS LOCATIONS AND LANDMARKS IN PADDINGTON
Paddington has many famous landmarks and places of interest that are worth mentioning, here are just a few.
Hyde Park is to the south of the area and is London’s largest green space and the home to the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain and Kensington Palace.
Paddington Recreation Ground on Charlton Vale is a large public green space ideal for a lunchtime stroll away from the office.
The Grand Union Canal has undergone extensive renovation in recent years to clean up this once neglected engineering marvel of the Industrial Revolution.
The area is home to a number of Georgian and Victorian garden squares like Sussex Square, Norfolk Square, Cambridge Square and Talbot Square.
FURTHER HELP AND SUPPORT
If you would like more information about Paddington as an area for your business please speak to a member of our team who can discuss workspace options and other areas close-by.
Call – 020 3031 8563
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