The Paddington London Station is an important historical site since it was a part of the original underground railway. The station was recently modernized due to the addition of the Heathrow Express service; however, many of the historical characteristics of the original station have remained, in order to preserve its authenticity.

Paddington London Station is located in the West End of London where there are numerous attractions for tourists. These include the district of Bloomsbury and the city of Chelsea which was part of the famous “swinging 1960s” and is full of boutiques, restaurants, and pubs.

The district of Bloomsbury lies between London proper and Marylebone. It is home to the renowned British Museum. The Dickens House museum is also located there and is the site where Charles Dickens wrote Barnaby Ridge, Nicholas Nickleby, Oliver Twist, and the Pickwick Papers. Also located in Bloomsbury is the Founding Museum which was established in 1739 by Captain Thomas Coram to care for abandoned children. Lastly, is Pollock’s Toy Museum which contains a collection of toy theaters with colorful characters and scenery.

Chelsea’s Old Church was founded in the 13th century and is located on the Thames embankment. In this church Jane Seymour was secretly married to Henry VIII. Chelsea’s Antique Fair transforms the old town hall into a happy hunting ground for collectors. Chelsea is also home to the world’s most important collection of plants in the Chelsea Garden. The Chelsea World of Sport gives visitors the opportunity to view memorabilia and take various athletic challenges. Cheyne Walk is also located in Chelsea. This famous street has been home to numerous characters in the arts and entertainment industry since the 1720s.

Chelsea is also home to the former houses of Sir Laurence Oliver, Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, and Bram Stoker. The King’s Road was once the private thoroughfare for Charles II and is filled with numerous clothes centers and antique shops. The National Army Museum provides the history of the British Army from the 16th century to the present day. Pimlico Road is located between Royal Hospital Road and Buckingham Palace Road and is home to numerous markets, art galleries, and antique shops.

The Royal Hospital was founded in 1682 and still home to over 500 old and disabled Chelsea Pensioners. The Royal Court Theater was built in the 19th century and was made famous by hosting Bernard Shaw’s plays. It is home to the English Stage company. Thomas Carlyle’ house is now a National Trust Property and features personal mementos, manuscripts and an interesting interior. The laboratory where Penicillin was discovered is located in the Alexander Fleming Museum. Finally, there is Church Street which offers fine home furnishings, numerous shops that sell antiques and an antique centre. 

The attractions around the Paddington London Station are numerous and well worth a visit by any worthwhile tourist