Paddington Station is one of the busiest railway stations in the world, nestled between Regents Park and Hyde Park, and a stone's throw from St Pancras ( - home of the Eurostar), this fact should come as no surprise.
Tourists coming from the continent tend to arrive in the Paddington area within moments of getting off the train; this means that there is a fantastic array of hotels in the area, catering well to the needs of European travellers. Whether a student searching for affordable London hotels, or a chief executive searching for a taste of luxury, travellers are certain to find exactly what they are looking for within moments of arriving in the city.
Choosing a hotel near the Paddington area makes perfect sense for travellers arriving from Europe, either by Eurostar, or by plane - those arriving at the larger London airports, either Heathrow or Gatwick, can get direct shuttles straight to the heart of the Paddington area in less than half an hour.
Aside from the convenient location, many other qualities to the Paddington area make it a wonderful location from which to base a 'home from home' when visiting England's capital city. This area of London is centrally located, and only a short distance from the hubbub of inner city life, however, its location between Hyde Park and Regents Park, offers spending views of the natural English wilderness, making it a peaceful and relaxing environment. Paddington is a perfect balance between the quaint side of British life, and the excitement and fast moving energy of its contemporary culture.
The Paddington area has undergone much rejuvenation in recent years, which is excellent news for a setting where you can still find affordable London hotels peppered amongst opulent hotels. Staying in this area of London will give you a taste of the regal and royal connotations for which the country is so well known.
For those individuals who love theatre of all kind, the West End is right on the doorstep. Alternatively, those who enjoy a little education can visit the world renowned British Library, Charles Dickens' house, and even the Foundling Museum - all of which are within easy reach.
The perfect hotel from which to base your London visit is the Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court London, a short walk from Kensington Palace, and with panoramic views of nearby Hyde Park. Whether tourist or businessperson, you will find this hotel ideally located and convenient to reach. With Paddington station, Bayswater, Lancaster Gate, and the Queensway Underground all within comfortable walking distance, the world is your oyster... or rather London is your oyster.
If you are interested in staying in the Paddington area, visit www.shaftesburyhotels.com.