A guide to Paddington’s most sought-after streets

This area to the North West of the capital has been made world famous by a small bear from Peru and boasts a rich heritage in transport, thanks to Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Paddington is in the midst of an exciting regeneration initiative and with Crossrail opening in 2018, the area is set to soar. Here’s a brief round-up of some of Paddington’s most favoured streets.

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Praed Street – A favourite with commuters as Paddington station is on the North-West side of the street. This transport hub is currently undergoing its most significant transformation since the completion of the original station in 1853. The new Crossrail terminal is being built to the South of Brunel’s iconic 19th century building and when the Elizabeth line opens in 2019, passengers will be able to make speedy journeys to Heathrow and Reading in the West, and Abbey Wood and Shenfield in the East. There is an eclectic mix of Paddington properties along Praed Street, from stunning new apartments in residential developments to flats above commercial units.

Talbot Square – Offering an oasis of calm not expected in a Central London location, the properties that surround this beautiful garden square are mainly stately Victorian white stucco-fronted in design. Many have been renovated to a high level and converted into luxurious apartments, creating some of the most coveted properties for sale in Paddington. Perfectly located between Paddington Station, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, Talbot Square is an ideal part of London to live. The garden square is a three-sided garden, with the fourth side being Sussex Gardens, laid out after 1842 and originally reserved for the use of the occupants who lived close by. During the war, residents donated the iron railings from this garden to the Government, as it desperately needed raw materials. The railings were replaced during improvements to the garden in 2008/09.

Sheldon Square – Located within the regenerated area of Paddington Basin, Sheldon Square is surrounded by modern offices, restaurants, apartments and new ambitious public realm – home to an open air theatre and big screen events. Many of the new apartments for sale in Paddington Basin benefit from underground parking, on-site gyms and a porter/ security.

Conduit Mews - if you are looking to live in a vibrant and colourful part of Paddington, then Conduit Mews is the place to be. This cobbled mews street comprises 43 charming properties forming part of Westminster City Council’s Bayswater Conservation Area.

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