W2 is becoming a trending postcode to live in central London due to the extensive redevelopment of the Paddington Canal Basin.
A wide variety of housing is available in Paddington, from old Victorian houses around St Michael’s Street to impressive mansions in the Hyde Park area.
There are also converted flats and modern newly-built flats and homes around the newly developed basin area. It seems that the London W2 postcode area has something for everyone.
Paddington is home to the exclusive Connaught Village. This retail and leisure area is full of high-end boutiques and specialist shops. You are sure to be able to while away an afternoon or two. Here you can find stores selling art pieces, high-end fashion, jewellery, homewares, and flowers. Paddington has something for all the shoppers out there.
Art and Lifestyle
W2 postcode is steeping in history and to celebrate this Paddington’s Public Art Trail has been developed. The trail takes followers around several pieces of art that are open to the public. These pieces of art all work together to tell the history of the London Paddington area. The trail starts at Paddington Station at the burial place of the unknown soldier on platform 1. It then takes in some of the area’s industrial and engineering heritages. It also examines some of the royal connections of the area.
Within easy walking distance of both Hyde Park and Regents Park, Paddington is the perfect area for that Sunday afternoon stroll. If you fancy a longer walk then you can meander down the Grand Union Canal. The canal runs all the way to the heart of Birmingham, but you don’t have to walk that far.
Property Market in W2
Like most areas in London, it seems that house prices in Paddington consistently increase year on year. It has actually been predicted to be one of London’s next property hotspots. This means that purchasing a property in the area is always going to be a sound investment.
Transport in London Paddington
Within walking distance of many of central London’s top underground stations, Paddington W2 area is home to the famous Paddington Railway Station. Oxford Street, Covent Garden and even Paddington Underground Station are close by. The area also benefits from direct links to Heathrow Airport. It seems that transport links from this area could not be any better.
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