The district of Paddington is located in West London in the city of Westminster. The city is home to the busy Paddington railway station and the famous Paddington Police Station and the St.Mary’s Hospital. The district is 15 miles away from the Heathrow airport and millions of tourist visit the area every year.
The Paddington station which was first opened in the year 1854 serves key destinations such as Plymouth, Cornwall, South Wales and Oxford. It addition it is also the terminus for all services to West England and is a key stop over for services from South West England and South Wales. The station is busy most hours of the day as tourists flock the area during all seasons. Its closeness to shopping areas such as Marylebone, Bayswater and Westbourne Grove and London icons such as Kensington Gardens, Serpentine Gallery, Regent’s Canal, Hyde Park and Albert Memorial make the station a popular one among tourists and Londoners. Some tourists even attribute their fondness for the station to the scrumptious Lebanese food that you get around! The station management for its part has equipped the place with all basic facilities such as restrooms, payphones, cash machines and ample parking space to meet the growing needs of its visitors.
The Paddington Green Police station is the place that is used to hold all high profile suspects in the country. The station works 24 hours a day all around the year and is operated by the Metropolitan Police Service. This typical 1960’s building is famous for its high security system. The St.Mary’s Hospital which was opened to public in the year 1845 is famous for its first class health service. This 168 year old hospital is home to the Fleming Museum. This museum stores the work of Alexander Fleming and details about his famous finding of penicillin.
To travel to this interesting district of Paddington, tourists can hire a taxi to Paddington station and then take a walk by to all the famous tourist spots nearby.