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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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THE STREETS OF PADDINGTON
Belvedere Strand, NW9 Belvedere Strand is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Bishop’s Bridge Road, W2 Bishop’s Bridge Road, now a main thoroughfare, began life as a footpath.
Bishop’s Bridge Road, W2 Bishop’s Bridge Road is a road in the W2 postcode area
Bishop’s Bridge, W2 Bishop’s Bridge is a road in the W2 postcode area
Bishops Bridge Road, W2 Bishops Bridge Road is a road in the W2 postcode area
Bouverie Place, W2 Bouverie Place is a street in Paddington.
Cervantes Court, W2 Cervantes Court is a street in Paddington.
Chilworth Mews, W2 Chilworth Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Chilworth Street, W2 Chilworth Street is an east-west street in W2.
Chilworth Street, W2 Chilworth Street is an east-west street in W2.
Cleveland Gardens, W2 Cleveland Gardens is a short stretch of road behind Cleveland Square.
Cleveland Square, W2 Cleveland Square is a notable square in Paddington.
Cleveland Terrace, W2 Cleveland Terrace is a street in Paddington.
Cloucester Mews West, W2 Cloucester Mews West is a road in the W2 postcode area
Conduit Place, W2 Conduit Place is a street in Paddington.
Eastbourne Mews, W2 Eastbourne Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Eastbourne Terrace, W2 Eastbourne Terrace is a street in Paddington.
Elms Mews, W2 Elms Mews is a street in Paddington.
Gloucester Gardens, W2 Gloucester Gardens is a road in the W2 postcode area
Gloucester Mews, W2 Gloucester Mews is a street in Paddington.
Gloucester Terrace, W2 Gloucester Terrace is a street in Paddington.
Hallfield Estate, W2 Hallfield Estate is a street in Paddington.
Harbet Road, W2 Harbet Road is a street in Paddington.
Hermitage Street, W2 Hermitage Street is a road in the W2 postcode area
Howards Way, W2 Howards Way is a road in the W2 postcode area
Junction Place, W2 Junction Place is a road in the W2 postcode area
Kingdom Street, W2 Kingdom Street is a road in the W2 postcode area
London Mews, W2 London Mews is a street in Paddington.
London Street, W2 London Street is a street in Paddington.
Merchant Square, W2 Merchant Square is a road in the W2 postcode area
Norfolk Place, W2 Norfolk Place is a street in Paddington.
Norfolk Square, W2 Norfolk Square is a street in Paddington.
North Wharf Road, W2 North Wharf Road is a street in Paddington.
Orsett Terrace, W2 Orsett Terrace combined with Orsett Place to form one street in Paddington.
Porchester Gardens Mews, W2 Porchester Gardens Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Porchester Gardens, W2 Porchester Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Porchester Terrace North, W2 Porchester Terrace North is a road in the W2 postcode area
Praed Mews, W2 Praed Mews is a street in Paddington.
Praed Street, W2 Praed Street was named after William Praed, chairman of the company which built the canal basin which lies just to its north.
Queen’s Gardens, W2 This is a street in the W2 postcode area
Queens Gardens, W2 Queens Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Ranelagh Bridge, W2 Ranelagh Bridge is a road in the W2 postcode area
Saint Michael’s Street, W2 Saint Michael’s Street is a road in the W2 postcode area
Sale Place, W2 Sale Place is a street in Paddington.
Sheldon Square, W2 Sheldon Square is a street in Paddington.
South Wharf Road, W2 South Wharf Road is a street in Paddington.
Southwick Mews, W2 Southwick Mews is a street in Paddington.
St Marys Medical School, W2 St Marys Medical School is a street in Paddington.
St Michaels Street, W2 St Michaels Street is a street in Paddington.
Star Street, W2 Star Street is a street in Paddington.
Station Concourse, W2 Station Concourse is a street in Paddington.
Talbot Square, W2 Talbot Square is a street in Paddington.
Westbourne Terrace Mews, W2 Westbourne Terrace Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Westbourne Terrace, W2 Westbourne Terrace was an idea of George Gutch the builder.
Winsland Street, W2 Winsland Street is a road in the W2 postcode area



 

Paddington

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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