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The first underground railway station in the world ran from Paddington - opened as Paddington (Bishop's Road) by the Metropolitan Railway on 10 January 1863 as the terminus of the company's route from Farringdon.

Paddington mainline railway station - Paddington station - has a commuter service serving stations west of London, a mainline service to Oxford, Bristol, Bath, Taunton, Devon, Cornwall and South Wales. There is also an express rail line to Heathrow Airport.

In Paddington Station there is a display case showing Paddington Bear, a character of children's fiction who, in the book, is first discovered at this station and hence named after it.

Important places in Paddington include St Mary's Hospital - where penicillin was discovered by Alexander Fleming - and Paddington Green police station.

Alan Turing, the pioneer mathematician was born in Warrington Crescent.

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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Paddington Green Children’s Hospital:   The Paddington Green Children’s Hospital opened in August 1883.
Red Lion Bridge:   Harrow Road once spanned the River Westbourne at this point.
St Mary’s Hospital, London:   St Mary’s Hospital is a hospital in Paddington, founded in 1845.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Whiteley's:   Whiteley’s, pictured here in the 1920s, was designated a Grade II Listed Building in 1970.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A4209, W2 · Bathurst Mews, W2 · Bathurst Street, W2 · Belvedere Strand, NW9 · Bishop’s Bridge Road, W2 · Bishop’s Bridge, W2 · Bishop's Bridge Road, W2 · Bishops Bridge Road, W2 · Blomfield Mews, W2 · Blomfield Villas, W2 · Bouverie Place, W2 · Braithwaite Tower, W2 · Brook Mews North, W2 · Cervantes Court, W2 · Chichester Road, W2 · Chilworth Mews, W2 · Chilworth Street, W2 · Chilworth Street, W2 · Church Street, W2 · Cleveland Gardens, W2 · Cleveland Square, W2 · Cleveland Terrace, W2 · Clifton Place, W2 · Cloucester Mews West, W2 · Conduit Mews, W2 · Conduit Passage, W2 · Conduit Place, W2 · Craven Hill, W2 · Craven Road, W2 · Craven Terrace, W2 · Departures Road, W2 · Devonshire Terrace, W2 · Dudley Street, W2 · Eastbourne Mews, W2 · Eastbourne Terrace, W2 · Edna House, W2 · Elms Lane, W2 · Garson House, W2 · Gloucester Gardens, W2 · Gloucester Mews, W2 · Gloucester Terrace, W2 · Hallfield Estate, W2 · Harbet Road, W2 · Harrow Road, W2 · Hermitage Street, W2 · Howards Way, W2 · Howley Place, W2 · John Aird Court (116-228), W2 · Junction Place, W2 · Kingdom Street, W2 · Lancaster Mews, W2 · Lancaster Terrace, W2 · Lanchester Mews, SE14 · London Mews, W2 · London Street, W2 · Lyons Place, W2 · Macmillan House, W2 · Marylebone Flyover, W2 · Merchant Square, W2 · Norfolk Place, W2 · Norfolk Square, W2 · North Wharf Road, W2 · Orsett Terrace, W2 · Paddington Green, W2 · Paddington Station Car Park Exit, W2 · Paddington Station Car Park, W2 · Park Place Villas, W2 · Porchester Gardens Mews, W2 · Porchester Gardens, W2 · Porchester Terrace North, W2 · Porteus Road, W2 · Praed Mews, W2 · Praed Street, W2 · Princess Louise Close, W2 · Queens Gardens, W2 · Radnor Lodge, W2 · Ranelagh Bridge, W2 · Saint Mary’s Square, W2 · Saint Michael’s Street, W2 · Sale Place, W2 · Sheldon Square, W2 · Smallbrook Mews, W2 · South Wharf Road, W2 · Southwick Mews, W2 · Spring Street, W2 · St Marys Mansions, W2 · St Marys Medical School, W2 · St Marys Terrace, W2 · St Michaels Street, W2 · Stanhope Terrace, W2 · Star Street, W2 · Station Concourse, W2 · Sussex Gardens, W2 · Sussex Place, W2 · Sussex Square, W2 · Talbot Square, W2 · Upbrook Mews, W2 · Warwick Crescent, W2 · Warwick Cresent, W2 · Westbourne Street, W2 · Westbourne Terrace Mews, W2 · Westbourne Terrace Road, W2 · Westbourne Terrace, W2 · Winsland Street, W2 ·


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