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Local Information - Transport
The Paddington area is one of the best for travel communication around London with a main line train station, 5 underground lines, numerous taxis and bus routes from all over London.
Paddington train station was made famous in the 1980’s with a children’s animated cartoon called Paddington Bear who was found in the station by a London family. Today Paddington station is home to the Heathrow express train service, whisking people from Paddington to Heathrow in just 25 comfortable, air conditioned minutes. For booking ticket and time table click here
Other destinations available from Paddington include; Reading, Oxford, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea and Worcester. For full destination list and time table check out National Railway enquiries here
No fewer then 4 underground lines stop at Paddington Station which is just 4 -5 minutes walk away from the Darlington Hyde Park. The Bakerloo line can take you from Paddington right into central London in just 10 minutes, whereas the Circle & District lines can get you to Kings Cross/St Pancras for the Eurostar or right round to Liverpool street for the Stansted Airport Train,with many more places of interest in between.
Just 5 minutes from the Darlington Hyde Park at the end of Sussex Gardens you will find Lancaster gate underground station which is served by the Central Line. This Line is ideal for getting along Oxford Street for those all important shopping trips or further through to the city, Liverpool Street Station and Bank where you can connect to the Docklands Light Railway.
Tickets can be bought from all stations and if you plan to make a number of journey each day then a travel card is very good value. These travel cards can also be used on Buses but make sure you get one that covers all zones that you wish to travel to.
For a detailed underground map click here
The red double-decker route master buses are an iconic image of London and a good way to travel around London and take in the sights. Paddington has many bus routes going through it most popular are the no. 23 which goes down Oxford street, Regent street and along the Strand to Liverpool Street Station or the no.205 which goes to King Cross/St Pancras and then on to Liverpool Street Station.
Tickets are needed before you get on to a bus and again a daily travel card is the best option if you are making several journeys each day.
The iconic London Black Taxis are available all over London just simply look for a taxi with the yellow taxi light on above the windscreen and stick up your arm or if you can, give them a whistle.
For long journeys, for example to and from the airports, then a private car hire may be the best option. These work on a fixed price tariff against the Black cabs meter charge. Cars are available from 1 to 15 people and can be reserved from reception. If you would like a car to collect you from the airport please drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your dates and flight details and we will send you back the cost and booking details.