18th August 2020

Sightsee Crowd Free: Enjoy Paddington

Come and enjoy Paddington and the West End as you’ve never experienced it before. With quieter streets, minimal queues at most major attractions, low levels of traffic, 19,000 sqm of extra pavement space, 11km of new cycle paths to enjoy Westminster on two wheels and alfresco dining – there is no time like now to enjoy London.

Paddington is a great place to stay if you are looking for a long weekend or mini-break, it’s in close proximity to all the West End has to offer and has hotels ranging from the 5 star Hilton London Paddington , the boutique Roseate House hotel to backpackers accommodation at the Pride of Paddington and Mitre House Hotel.

Plenty of venues are taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, so you can get 50% off up to £10 per person on food and non-alcoholic drinks. Find out who is taking part in Paddington here.

When you need a break from sightseeing pop around the corner for a coffee, juice or delicious pastry at Harrison’s Cafe or Les Filles new branch on Star Street. If it’s a pint you are after head to the Fountains Abbey, Sawyers Arms or the newly designed aviation themed Sussex Arms bar.

Calm your mind with a leisurely walk or GoBoat down the beautiful Grand Union canal. If you have kid’s in tow, why not add Paddington Bear in to the mix and take part in the Pawprint trail. 

When planning your travel you can use TfL’s Go app which provides routes that avoid peak travel times and suggest walking or biking options as well.

The #SightseeCrowdFree campaign is an initiative by Westminster City Council to welcome visitors back to the area and to support the area’s wonderful attractions and restaurants during this period.

Support Paddington businesses and use the hashtag #SightseeCrowdFree on your social media posts.