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London’s Pocket Parks: Paddington Green, W2
London’s Pocket Parks: Paddington Green, W2

London’s Pocket Parks: Paddington Green, W2

This is a pocket park next to a busy road that today scarce seems like it but has been around for at least 500 years, and now conceals a Cold War bunker.

Mar
03
Tours of a restored neo-gothic church – St Mary Magdalene Paddington
Tours of a restored neo-gothic church – St Mary Magdalene Paddington

Tours of a restored neo-gothic church – St Mary Magdalene Paddington

A neo-gothic church with a remarkable ceiling that was falling into ruin, and was recently restored is now open for regular tours.

Feb
25
Paddington has trapped a man inside a clock
Paddington has trapped a man inside a clock

Paddington has trapped a man inside a clock

Just outside Paddington Station is a new clock, and trapped inside is a man who has to perpetually keep cleaning the face and drawing new hands on the glass.

Nov
18
2021
Tickets Alert: Hyde Park Estate Gardens
Tickets Alert: Hyde Park Estate Gardens

Tickets Alert: Hyde Park Estate Gardens

Four normally private gardens owned by the Church of England will be open in April to visitors.

Mar
02
2020
New images of London Underground’s new Paddington entrance
New images of London Underground’s new Paddington entrance

New images of London Underground’s new Paddington entrance

Paddington Square, the huge office development next to Paddington Station has released new images, including of the planned Bakerloo line entrance.

Feb
05
2020
Train speed record set between London and Bristol
Train speed record set between London and Bristol

Train speed record set between London and Bristol

A new modern speed record has been set for a train running between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington of just 1 hour and 12 minutes.

Sep
30
2019
TfL rail to take over GWR services to Reading from December
TfL rail to take over GWR services to Reading from December

TfL rail to take over GWR services to Reading from December

This December will see the long arm of Transport for London (TfL) extending out to Reading as it takes over services from GWR between Paddington and Reading.

Sep
26
2019
A 490-foot high “cucumber” is coming to Paddington
A 490-foot high “cucumber” is coming to Paddington

A 490-foot high “cucumber” is coming to Paddington

Westminster council has approved planning application for a 42-storey residential tower that has already been nicknamed the "cucumber".

Apr
30
2019
Ride a rare railway with Chiltern Railways on Sunday
Ride a rare railway with Chiltern Railways on Sunday

Ride a rare railway with Chiltern Railways on Sunday

This Sunday (10th June), thanks to engineering works, there's a chance to take a trip along a little used bit of railway in West London.

Jun
07
2018
There’s a museum to Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin
There’s a museum to Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin

There’s a museum to Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin

In this, the 90th anniversary of the publication of the discovery of penicillin and the transformation of medical science, what better than to visit the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum?

May
16
2018
Advent Calendar – Day 17
Advent Calendar – Day 17

Advent Calendar – Day 17

The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it's of London's old railway stations.

Dec
17
2016
Unbuilt London: High Paddington
Unbuilt London: High Paddington

Unbuilt London: High Paddington

Today, the land behind Paddington station is an array of glossy office blocks. But they shouldn't be there. It's supposed to be a 1960s array of housing towers.

Nov
01
2015
This is not Paddington Station
This is not Paddington Station

This is not Paddington Station

Does this look like Paddington Station to you?

Apr
18
2014
Paddington Bear movie trailer released
Paddington Bear movie trailer released

Paddington Bear movie trailer released

A preview trailer has been released of the forthcoming Paddington Bear movie, with some lovely -- and suspiciously clean footage of Paddington Station.

Mar
04
2014
How the world’s first underground (passenger) railway was built
How the world’s first underground (passenger) railway was built

How the world’s first underground (passenger) railway was built

As we edge ever closer to the 150th anniversary of the opening of the world's first underground railway which is now just a couple of weeks away, it might be interesting to review of the newspaper reports about how the construction of the railway progressed up to that momentous date.

Dec
28
2012
A tour of the Crossrail tunnel portal at Royal Oak
A tour of the Crossrail tunnel portal at Royal Oak

A tour of the Crossrail tunnel portal at Royal Oak

In around 2018, when the first Crossrail passengers come into London from the West, they leave the existing overland railway near Royal Oak tube station and dip down into the tunnels that will run under the city.

Sep
23
2011

How the railway telegraph helped arrest a murderer in 1845

Not long after the New Year festivals of 1845 had died down, the news media of the time was much occupied with the tale of a murder in Slough. The story was notable for quite a few reasons, thanks to

Apr
07
2010