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Mindful March at Merchant Square, Paddington

1 - 21 March 2018
Head to Merchant Square for inner peace in March with a month of activities, launched on 1 March by an illuminated flotilla of origami boats.
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Show Paddington a little love this Valentine's Day

Wednesday 14 February
The Paddington Community Programme shares 14 simple ways you can show your Paddington community a little love this Valentine's Day
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Activities galore this half term in Paddington

10 - 18 February
There's plenty planned to keep you entertained this half term holiday in Paddington. Get the low down on what's happening here.
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Luxury chocolate brand Saint Aymes arrives in Connaught Village

A brand new boutique café offers visitors enchanting cakes, 23ct gold hot chocolate and decadent chocolate, all just five minutes from Paddington station.
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Share your love of reading in Paddington this National Storytelling Week

National Storytelling Week, 27 January - 3 February 2018
Whether you prefer fact or fiction, become a reading volunteer and help inspire, enthuse and build confidence with reading.
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Lena's Cafe

Once you discover this culinary delight in Paddington, you will wonder what you ever did for lunch without it.
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Eastbourne Terrace weekend closures

February to March 2018
Closures of Eastbourne Terrace, Paddington, take place in February and March 2018 to facilitate Crossrail work.
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Paddington hosts Great British Spring Clean canal clear-up

Friday 2 March, 10am - 4pm
The Paddington Partnership and Canal & River Trust are calling on companies, charities and community groups to volunteer for a canal clean-up on 2 March.
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Valentine's Day in Paddington

Top things to do in and around Paddington on Valentine’s Day which can be enjoyed by family, friends, loved ones, pets... whatever makes you happy.
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Brighten your day with the Sunshine Lounge at Paddington Central

​15 to 26 January
Escape to sunnier climes and beat those winter woes with Paddington Central's Sunshine Lounge.
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Paddington's primaries call out for chess and coding club support

Paddington's primary schools seek volunteers to help run chess and coding, mindfullness and meditation
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New Intercity Express Train named after Paddington Bear author Michael Bond

Great Western Railway (GWR) has named one of the first of its new Intercity Express Trains after Paddington Bear author Michael Bond.
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Juggling and juicing oranges. Mastering Makaton. Heathrow Express colleagues enjoy a healthy, helpful start to 2018

Heathrow Express colleagues kickstarted their volunteering for 2018 making delicious, detoxifying smoothies with Paddington-based charity PIP.
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Release the Fitness Beast within, in Paddington

Balance, soothe, sweat, energise and walk your way back to health in Paddington
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The Best Curries in Paddington

Offering Korma to Khadai, from Bombay to Kashmir, it’s worth making a pilgrimage to Paddington for the vast array of scrumptious Indian dishes on offer.
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Calling patriotic people of Paddington to play their part in Royal Parks’ past

The Royal Parks are hosting a programme of events from now until 2020 to recognise and celebrate the role the Parks played during WW1. Find out how you can get involved here.
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Superfoods, Smoothies and Salvation in Paddington

Let Paddington nourish you back to life with these guilt free healthy eating options.
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An animated Christmas treat from the Paddington Community Programme

Looking to do something positive in Paddington in 2018? Make joining the Community Programme your New Year's Resolution. This forty second artistic animation captures what the Programme is and why you and your colleagues should get involved.
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GoBoat London, 2017 in numbers

As we say goodbye to 2017, we review Paddington's best boating bits, and take a look at the numbers for GoBoat London's first season.
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What a difference a week in Paddington makes...

11 - 15 December 2017
The penultimate week before Christmas saw a hive of community activity in Paddington. From painting to parties, we wrap up our highlights from the week here.
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Buchanan's Cheesemonger

An artisan cheesemonger in Paddington that counts some of London’s best restaurants as its customers
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Superb Sushi at Wasabi in Paddington

Looking for an alternative to the humble sandwich, try some simple fresh Japanese food from newest arrivals Wasabi at Paddington Station.
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Christmas carols are coming to Paddington's Pocket Park

Performances throughout December
Community and schools choirs will be performing in Paddington's Merchant Square throughout December. We can't guarantee pipers piping but we can guarnatee to get you in the Christmas spirit.
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Food glorious food - Merchant Square collect, sort and store Food Bank supplies

Read Merchant Square's account of their volunteering day
Nine volunteers from Merchant Square constructed cupboards, collected food and cateogrised cans at North Paddington Food Bank in November. Read their account of their volunteering experience here.
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These are not just bags, they're bags of empowerment

Bags on sale 6 and 12 December, 12:30 - 2:30pm
Mosaic Community Trust are working with volunteers from Marks and Spencer in Paddington to support women from the Church Street community to develop a thriving social enterprise.
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Ready, steady, wrap!

St John's Hospice Christmas Fayre - Sunday 3 December
Five colleagues from the M&S Head Office in Merchant Square, Paddington, spent a morning getting into the Christmas spirit whilst wrapping over 100 presents ready for the St John's Hospice Christmas Fayre
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The Hyde Bar

This is a Paddington hidden gem, like a scene out of a James Bond film, with grand oil paintings, a roaring fire and cosy corner couches.
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Cath Kidston Paddington Pop Up

With the festive season just around the corner Cath Kidston have popped by to help you get Christmas wrapped up early this year with a very cheerful pop-up shop in Paddington Station.
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Your Guide to #GivingTuesday in Paddington

28 November 2017
#GivingTuesday is your opportunity to escape the commercialism and consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday and give back to a cause you care about, whether in Paddington or further afield.
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Paddington in Paddington Competition

To celebrate the release of Paddington 2 in cinemas The Paddington Partnership has launched a competition ‘Paddington in Paddington’. Follow Paddington around Paddington to win £100 to spend at the Paddington shop.
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