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Living in Paddington: A lifestyle and Investment Guide


What and where is Paddington?

Luring families and professionals alike, Paddington is the ultimate place to enjoy the hustle and bustle of capital along with the tranquillity of its most popular green spaces.

Situated between Notting Hill and the West End, Paddington is a highly desirable area in which to work, play and raise a family. Offering great property prices, outstanding schools, lots of green spaces, and plenty to do and see, it should come as no surprise that property in the area gets snapped up pretty quickly.

And of course, you can’t talk about Paddington without referencing the iconic Paddington railway station which has become famous across the world thanks to its connection to the heart-warming Paddington Bear children’s books.

St Mary’s Hospital, famous for being the birthing place of Royal babies, is also situated in the area.

Average house prices in Paddington

Average house prices in Paddington vary significantly depending on the type of property you’re looking for. There is a diverse range of properties in Paddington including older mansions and sleek contemporary apartments.

Last year, properties in Paddington sold for an overall average price of around £1,347,000, with flats selling for an average price of £1,096,00, terraced properties selling for approximately £3,283,000 and semi-detached properties fetching £4,375,000.

Living in Paddington

For those living and working in Paddington, there are lots to do and see throughout the area. With plenty of art galleries, museums and music venues to discover, as well as lots of pubs, restaurants and eateries to enjoy, Paddington offers a great standard of living.

But that’s not all. The area is also renowned for its vibrant streets that come alive with street performers, artisans and delicious food vendors on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This not only brings out locals in their droves but also attracts visitors from far and wide.

And, if you’re looking for the perfect spot to escape the demands of everyday life, you’ll be pleased to hear that Paddington is bordered by Lisson Grove, Marylebone, Hyde Park and Bayswater, which boast plenty of parks and green open spaces.

Transport from Paddington London

Paddington offers a range of excellent transport links, allowing commuters to access inner and outer parts of the city, quickly and easily.

Well connected by rail, bus, car and foot, Paddington is a commuter’s dream. Covering four lines, including the Bakerloo, Paddington’s Underground Station makes it easy to access other parts of the city.  A number of other trains depart from Paddington Railway Station daily, allowing commuters to enjoy both national and international trips.

Schools in Paddington

Paddington is a great place to learn and there are lots of outstanding schools that offer the perfect environment for children to fulfil their potential.

Popular schools in the area include College Park School, Edward Wilson School, Hallfield Primary School, and Our Lady of Dolours RC Primary School.

Why choose City Space?

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Whether you need more room for storing household, business or student items, our easy-to-access stores in the heart of Central London offer a safe and secure base to store your belongings. And, if it’s your first time using a storage facility, we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

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