Everyone knows that the capital city of London has a great and varied art scene that has developed through the ages. That much is clear by the sheer number of galleries in and around the city to visit and enjoy, but you really don’t need to be an educated art buff to enjoy the experience of Paddington’s Public Art Trail. In fact, even those who have no interest in art whatsoever will undoubtedly appreciate the hard work, skill and creativity that has gone into creating one of London’s most interesting art experiences. The Public Art Trail tells the story of Paddington’s past and the changes it has been through over the years, from when it first became a busy part of the city right through to its modern regeneration.

If you stay at the Park Grand Paddington Hotel you are sure to see that the local area is throughy steeped in history and boasts an array of modern additions; it’s a great combination and the contrast is interesting to see and experience. Though all of our Grand Park Hotel London locations are in key parts of the capital city, no other is quite as immersed in art as the Park Grand Paddington Hotel.


What Is Paddington’s Public Art Trail?

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Paddington’s Public Art Trail is, as the name suggest, a trail around different art pieces in the area that are open to the public. It explores Paddington’s very beginnings and tells the story of how it came to be the place we know and love today. The trail covers the area’s industrial heritage, engineering and military history as well as its royal connections, literary links, medical influences and scientific pioneers. So, it is truly safe to say that nothing is skipped and visitors will experience a little of everything that makes Paddington what it is during this journey through time depicted in art.

Where Is Paddington’s Public Art Trail?

The trail begins inside the iconic Paddington Station, at the site of the famous Unknown Soldier statue on platform one. From here the trail then covers the immediate area around the station and takes participants to nearby landmarks such as Untitled Yellow, the Paddington Bear Bench, Lock Level Line and Paddingtonscape. The art trail is within easy walking distance from the Paddington Grand Park Hotel London. All of the directions can be found online and the route is a simple one to follow, meaning it’s suitable for people of all ages and ability.

If you choose to stay at the Park Grand Paddington Hotel, we would definitely recommend taking a few hours from your visit to explore Paddington’s Art Trail. The best way to see London really is on foot and as a free to enjoy experience, the trails is a great way to surround and familiarise yourself with some of Paddington’s iconic landmarks, monuments and things to see. For more information on staying in Paddington and the local area, get in touch with us – we have lots of recommendations to share for visitors of all interests.


Which area of London is Paddington?

Paddington is in west part of London. This area is close to 2 Royal parks, Notting Hill and the West End. More things to see here like parks, gardens, squares, cafes, the grand union canal. Also, the grade I listed London Paddington station is in here.

What attractions are near Paddington Station?

  • Paddington Bear statue. …
  • Speakers’ Corner. …
  • Madame Tussauds’ …
  • Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum. …
  • Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. …
  • The Sherlock Holmes Museum. …
  • The Albert Memorial. …
  • The Wallace Collection.
  • Paddington’s Public Art Trail