We’ve teamed up with Great Western Railway to bring the best bits of Paddington together for visitors to London. A new campaign will highlight places to eat and drink, things to do and charming walks for GWR passengers from Wales, the west country and the south west.
Restaurants and Bars
Paddington is fast becoming known for its colourful collection of floating and canalside bars and restaurants. At Paddington Central the Cheese Barge, London Shell Co and Grand Duchess delight diners with their onboard specialist menus, while Darcie and May, with inside and top-deck seating, offer all day dining Aussie style.
On the towpath at Paddington Central you'll find delightful restaurants with heated terraces from which to watch the world, and boats, go by. Smith's Bar and Grill serves a British and modern-European menu while neighbours Ayllu offer traditional Peruvian flavours paired with Japanese influences.
Special offer from Smith's Bar and Grill
Enjoy a free glass of house wine with your lunch/dinner daily at Smith’s Bar & Grill. Offer available until 30 November 2021. To redeem the offer, present a valid GWR train ticket when ordering. Ts & Cs: Not in conjunction with any other offer; one drink per person; guest must order one main dish from a la carte menu.
Special offer from Ayllu
Join Ayllu for dining experience and receive a Complimentary Pisco Sour cocktail (or Cuba mocktail). Simply present a valid GWR train ticket when ordering, to redeem the offer. Ts & Cs: Not in conjunction with any other offer; one drink per person; guest must order one main dish from a la carte menu. Offer valid until 30 November 2021.
Towpath restaurants line the canal, all with outside seating and umbrellas. Bondi Green, Paddington’s newest eatery from the Daisy Green Collection, boasts delicious Sunday roasts as well as an in-house bakery.
Special offer from Bondi Green
Bondi Green are offering a free classic cocktail with any dinner booking until the end of November 2021 for GWR passengers, on presentation of a GWR ticket showing date of travel.
Customers must order one main course dish. One drink per person.
Street food lovers are spoilt for choice in Paddington, with plenty of seating and picnic benches along the canal at Merchant Square from which to enjoy wraps, pizzas, salads and rice dishes. Bar Torelli serves beers, wine, pastries and pizza from two airstreams. Food trucks Hola Guacamole, Simply Falafel and Rice Guys offer delicious Mexican, Middle Eastern and Chinese options for global food fans.
Special offer from KuPP
KuPP serves casual dining Scandinavian style. Enjoy a Scandi style brunch, lunch or dinner at KuPP by the canal this Autumn and received 10% off your bill. To redeem the offer, please prebook online and present your GWR ticket when paying. Offer valid until 30 November 2021.
If you’re after a game of pool with your beer, try Heist Bank’s games room. Lockhouse and Brewdog offer unparalleled views of the Paddington Basin.
Special offer from Lockhouse
Enjoy a free hot drink with your brunch dish on Sundays at Lockhouse. Offer available until 30 November. To redeem the offer, present a valid GWR train ticket when ordering.
Take to the Water
Enjoy the tranquility of the Grand Union and Regent’s Canals. GoBoat at Paddington Basin has a fleet of electric self-drive hire boats that seat eight. See the sights of Little Venice, Regent’s Park, London Zoo and Camden Lock from the comfort of your own boat. Children and dogs are very welcome.
Special offer from GoBoat
Get 10% off Monday to Friday throughout October and on weekends in November 2021 with GoBoat. Book online and present your GWR ticket showing date of travel to staff at the GoBoat kiosk at Paddington Basin for a 10% refund.
Special offer on canoe and paddleboard hire and group trips from Active 360
Paddleboards and canoes are available for hire from nearby Active 360. Explore Paddington Basin, Little Venice and the canal through Regent's Park from the water. Coaching and led trips are available. Rent one and get the second half price on canoe hires, SUP hires and on SUP and canoe group lessons for GWR passengers. Book online and quote discount code GWR360offer. Offer ends 30 September 2022.
A host of trip boats can be found at Little Venice, offering journeys to Camden Lock and back. Learn about the history of the Regent’s Canal and Nash’s Regent’s Park architecture with live commentary.
Special offer from The Boathouse
Looking for a romantic break? Or a spot of private dining? The Boathouse London has everything you could wish for across their two boats at Merchant Square - an exquisitely-designed boutique floating hotel and your own floating restaurant for that all-important family or friends reunion.
GWR passengers can enjoy a 10% discount on all Boathouse London bookings across both boats at Merchant Square. Offer valid until 31 December 2021.
Walk this Way
Explore Paddington on foot with one of the many local walking trails. Follow the Pawprint Trail to discover Paddington’s Paddington, finding statues from the original Paddington Trail in 2014, and many more Paddington treasures. Start the trail by picking up a leaflet at the Paddington shop inside Paddington Station.
For art lovers - bridges, bronzes, busts and bears make up a stunning range of public art pieces. The art trail contains 22 different installations and sculptures, charting Paddington’s industrial heritage, medical and scientific pioneers, engineering and military history, royal, stage and literary connections. Delve into Paddington’s past with a Heritage Hunt, on a blue plaque trail celebrating the many local notables.