Paddington Basin is the name given to a long canal basin, and its surrounding area, in Paddington, London.For travelers who use our custom trip planner, London holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Paddington Basin and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
The basin commences 500 m south of the junction known as Little Venice, of the Regent's Canal and the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal and runs for a similar length east-west. It was opened in 1801, with Paddington being chosen as the site of the basin because of its position on the New Road which led to the east, providing for onward transport. In its heyday, the basin was a major transshipment facility, and a hive of activity.
Since 2000, the basin has been the centre of a major redevelopment as part of the wider Paddington Waterside scheme and is surrounded by modern buildings.
Paddington Basin Reviews
We visited Brew Dog bar at Paddington Basin . The beer and cider were fine however we ordered the vegetarian sharer board and Mac and cheese - ugh! What a disgusting plate of food, delivered by staff.... more »
This area underwent a huge regeneration in the last years and what a huge difference is now!!! Forget Sheldon square located nearby, now surrounded by several tall buildings housing companies and... more »
A London development that has worked. Once near derelict it now has pleasant open spaces, good restaurants and canalside walks.
Imagery from Paddington Basin at night time. Impressive. Very quiet and welcoming area to relax and for sunset.
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