As the meeting point of four major Underground lines (Hammersmith & City, Circle, District and Bakerloo), Paddington provides quick access to all parts of central London as well as having a direct 17-minute service to St Pancras International for European services and to every central London mainline rail termini for destinations beyond. Paddington Station is the London terminus for the Heathrow Express train to the Airport, a dedicated non-stop service leaving every 15 minutes.
On the move
AIRPORT (15 mins)
LONDON ST PANCRAS
BANK (THE CITY)
The Elizabeth Line
The future of city travel
The Elizabeth Line, London’s new £14bn railway, will open in 2018 and serve 200 million customers each year. Currently being constructed by Crossrail, the new line will be named after the UK’s longest serving monarch when it becomes operational and will transform travel across the city, boosting the local economy by billions of pounds and supporting thousands of new jobs. Once completed the Elizabeth Line will feature 66 new trains, each carrying 1,500 people and covering more than 40 different stations. The Hammersmith & City Underground station at Paddington is also being upgraded to include a new entrance, concourse, ticket hall and step-free access to platforms.
A great place to work
Since 1998, Paddington Waterside has seen the development of more than 2 million square feet of award-winning commercial space, with another 1.3 million square feet yet to be developed. The development has already attracted many household-name businesses, both large and small, including head offices of Marks & Spencer, NCR, Vodafone and Prudential. As one of Westminster’s most important commercial hubs, Paddington Waterside is not only a great place to live, but an excellent place to work.
London excels in learning and research, with one of the largest concentrations of universities and higher education institutions in the world. London offers more institutions, ranked in the world’s top 100 universities, than any other city worldwide. Paddington Gardens is on the doorstep of a number of primary, secondary and international schools – as well as London’s top vocational further education college, the City of Westminster College.