One of the numerous benefits of staying close to Park Grand London Paddington Hotel is its proximity to high-quality shopping areas. There really is a shop for everyone within a short distance of this central London hotel located in the heart of the City of Westminster.
One of the most crucial shopping highlights close to Paddington is Whiteleys. Located in a Grade-II listed building, this retail outlet offers visitors a wealth of choice, with brands including Gap, H&M, House of Fashion, JD Sports, Karen Millen, Marks & Spencer, The Body Shop, Zara and more.
Whiteleys is open Mondays to Saturdays from 8am to midnight and from 8.30am to midnight on Sundays, so chances are it will be open when needed.
As well as plenty of shops, Whiteleys is also a great entertainment complex, with numerous restaurants and cafes, as well as a cinema and bowling lane – perfect for when a break from all that shopping is needed.
Those travelling by London Underground can find Whiteleys, just a three-minute walk from both the Bayswater (Circle and District lines) and Queensway (Central line) Tube stations, as well as being within easy walking distance of Paddington Station.
For the latest fashions
Fashionistas should ponder heading to Edgware Road, which has plenty of shopping options for those keen to keep up-to-date with the latest trends. In addition, Kendall Street and Porchester Place also offer several independent shops for those looking for inspiration for that perfect outfit.
Accessory-wise, then there are lots of options close to Park Grand London Paddington. For jewellery, Astley Clarke offers a great selection of rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings, all created by expert craftsmanship.
For something really special, there is of course, the world-famous Tiffany & Co nearby. With a stunning range of items to choose from, such as diamond earrings, jewel-encrusted tiaras, men’s rings to watches and even fragrances, Tiffany & Co is one of the leading names in the upmarket accessory industry.
The nearest Tiffany & Co branch to the Park Grand London Paddington Hotel is based at 25 Bond Street in the luxury district of Mayfair – making it a short walk or Tube ride from Paddington Station. The store is open daily from 10am until 7pm on Mondays to Saturdays and from 12pm until 5pm on Sundays.
If you are looking for something a little unusual that offers luxury, then Smythson of Bond Street is bound to have something suitable on its shelves.
Located in Paddington, the famous brand sells a range of leather accessories, such as men’s wallets, women’s handbags and notebooks.
The London brand has been operating for more than 125 years and all of the items are handcrafted and of a quality. There is even the option to get items personalised for that extra special touch.
If you are looking for electricals or have perhaps forgotten your phone charger or need a travel plug adaptor, then there are a number of options, with both Currys and Maplin having decent-sized branches on Queensway, while Electronics Boutique is also a smaller independent outlet that can be found in Paddington Station itself.
Anyone looking for something different or perhaps a souvenir of their trip to London should consider visiting Alfies Antiques Market in Paddington.
Opened in 1976, this market is still located in a quirky Egyptian-style art deco building and provides visitors with the chance to sample the wares of up to 100 independent antiques retailers, as well offering a lovely rooftop cafe – perfect after a long day’s shopping.
The market can be found on Church Street and is a short walk from Paddington Station and stretches from the South side of the street to the end of Lisson Grove.
Owner Bennie Gray, is very proud of the market and adds: “To this day, people from all over the world come to Alfies to take in its bohemian chic atmosphere and to find something genuine and unique.”
Don’t forget Paddington Bear
Paddington Bear is named after this area of London and for fans of the Peruvian traveler, there is the chance to have your photo taken with a life-size replica of the furry fellow and pick up a few related gifts at the dedicated shop at the mainline railway station.
This a brilliant shop selling everything connected to the Paddington books and films, including replica bears, bookmarks, badges and stickers. Ideal if you need a souvenir or two for little ones back home.