Darcie and May Green drop anchor in Paddington

Moored directly outside Paddington station, two new stunning canal barges have arrived in Paddington. Following careful handcrafted refurbishment, they have been exclusively designed by legendary British pop artist Sir Peter Blake, best known for co-creating the sleeve design for the Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

May Green houses a café and the Discover Paddington centre. It features a floating exhibition of facts, famous faces and fascinating artefacts, all with connections to Paddington.

The neighbouring barge, Darcie Green, is a vibrant all day restaurant and bar, offering a range of high-quality Australian specialities, cocktail and craft beers. Also available for private hire, the barge also provides a floating new event space in London. Award-winning Australian restaurant group, the Daisy Green Collection will operate the café, restaurant and bar. You’ll recognise the name; yes, sister of nearby Beany Green in Paddington Central.

Prue Freeman, founder of the Daisy Green Collection

Prue Freeman, founder of Daisy Green Collection, said: “I’m very excited to launch Darcie and May which is a new Daisy Green experience and opportunity to showcase our authentic Australian cuisine. Paddington Central is an important part of the re-emergence of Paddington as a destination and a great regeneration project in London. As such, it is the ideal location to open another restaurant in the Daisy Green family and I’m pleased to work closely once again with British Land, who have been hugely supportive in the growth of our business.”

Watch the story of Darcie and May being painstakingly restored before their journey to Paddington.