Living in Paddington area information and guide

Paddington area overview

Paddington in central London isn't really thought of as a residential area but there are some charming neighbourhoods within it. The area at large centres on Paddington Station with Hyde Park to the South, Marylebone to the east, Notting Hill to the west with the Grand Union Canal marking the northern boundary. As part of the W2 postcode it also includes the highly desirable districts of Bayswater and Lancaster Gate. These two areas border Hyde Park which makes housing there very much part of super-prime London.

Paddington proper is a logistics hub and the centre of London's serviced apartment market. PEople staying in London for a short time, often on business, like Paddington because it is close to the centre but also well connected to Heathrow. In recent years there has been a lot development around Paddington Basin, and it is here one would find the highest concentration of new build flats.

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Key statistics for
Paddington W2

Rentonomy Ratings1
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People Profile1
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Bright Young Things
20 - 29 years old
United States of America, Middle East: Other Middle East, Australia
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Paddington?

Paddington contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • Paddington Basin (W2 1)
  • Hyde Park Gardens (W2 2)
  • Bayswater (W2 3)
  • Queensway (W2 4)
  • Westbourne Park (W2 5)
  • Royal Oak (W2 6)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Paddington

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
Lancaster Gate
Oxford Circus (5 min)
H'smith & City
Baker Street (4 min)
Network Rail
Paddington (0 min)
Embankment (22 min)
Oxford Circus (7 min)
Edgware Road (Bakerloo)
Oxford Circus (7 min)
Edgware Road
H'smith & City
Baker Street (1 min)
Royal Oak
H'smith & City
Baker Street (6 min)
Warwick Avenue
Oxford Circus (11 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: 20 - 29 years old
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 69
60 - 74
Largest Non-UK Nationality: United States of America

United States of America

7% of non-UK born population

Middle East: Other Middle East

6% of non-UK born population


6% of non-UK born population

Type: Bright Young Things

In this area you will find lots of well-educated young singles paying high rents to live in smart inner-city apartments.

Source: Experian

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