Worked up a thirst for some of the best boozy bolt holes in and around Paddington? Our favourites below are ready to welcome you with perfectly pulled pints and handcrafted cocktails.

 

Heist Bank

Located just beyond the banks of Paddington Canal, this specialist craft beer venue serves up a trendy mix of sourdough pizzas, fancy pints and refreshing cocktails. Proof that hipster hangouts can exist away from the postcodes of East London.

Heist Bank 

Location: 5 North Wharf, W2 1LA
Website: www.heistbank.com  
Distance from Paddington: 1.1 miles
Opening times: Monday – Thursday 8am / 11.30pm, Friday 8am / 12am, Saturday 12pm / 12am, Sunday 12pm / 10.30pm

 


Victoria 

Built in the first year of Queen Victoria’s reign, this charming and traditional pub is the perfect embodiment of a 19th-century boozer. Intimate alcoves, Dickensian draped curtains and ornate lighting make it a welcome spot for an unpretentious pint.

Victoria Pub Paddington

Location: 10A Strathearn Place, W2 2NH
Website: www.victoriapaddington.co.uk
Distance from Paddington: 0.3 miles 
Opening times: Monday – Saturday 11am / 11pm, Sunday 12pm / 10.30pm


Mad Bishop and Bear

Situated atop of Paddington Station’s food and drink mall, the Mad Bishop and Bear represents one of London’s very best station pubs. Offering a range of premium ales beyond the standard Fuller house selection, the high ceilings and airy ambience create a relaxed environment before your short hop to Heathrow.

Mad Bishop and Bear

Location: Praed Street, W2 1HB
Website: www.madbishopandbear.co.uk
Distance from Paddington: 0 miles 
Opening times: Monday – Saturday 7.30am / 11pm, Sunday 10am / 10.30pm


Royal Standard 

Inspired by the chilled-out, loft-style living of San Francisco, the Royal Standard promises to put you in a suitably tranquil mood with a menu of crowd-pleasing cocktails and a well-crafted combination of Mediterranean and Anglo-French cuisine.

Royal Standard

Location: 8-9 Sale Pl, W2 1PH
Website: www.royalstandard.london
Distance from Paddington: 0.4 miles 
Opening times: Monday – Saturday 12pm / 11pm, Sunday closed