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.
Location: 5 North Wharf, W2 1LA
Distance from Paddington: 1.1 miles
Opening times: Monday – Thursday 8am / 11.30pm, Friday 8am / 12am, Saturday 12pm / 12am, Sunday 12pm / 10.30pm
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.
Location: 10A Strathearn Place, W2 2NH
Distance from Paddington: 0.3 miles
Opening times: Monday – Saturday 11am / 11pm, Sunday 12pm / 10.30pm
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.
Location: Praed Street, W2 1HB
Distance from Paddington: 0 miles
Opening times: Monday – Saturday 7.30am / 11pm, Sunday 10am / 10.30pm
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.
Location: 8-9 Sale Pl, W2 1PH
Distance from Paddington: 0.4 miles
Opening times: Monday – Saturday 12pm / 11pm, Sunday closed