Designed by one of Britain’s greatest civil engineers Isambard Kingdom Brunel, London Paddington Station links the capital with a number of other major towns and cities, with trains to Reading, Swindon, Bath, Cardiff and more.
Originally opened as a temporary terminus in 1838, the now iconic station became a permanent fixture of the London railway map in 1954. Today, an estimated 60,000 people use Paddington Station every day, whether commuting or visiting nearby tourist attractions like Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Regent’s Canal.
In addition to appearing in novels by Agatha Christie and others, the station lends its name to the fictional ‘Paddington Bear’ of Michael Bond’s beloved children’s book series. And in the first book, the marmalade-loving bear is found at the station having arrived made the long journey to the UK from Peru.
London Paddington Station has undergone a number of improvements in recent years, including a new entrance and concourse for its Hammersmith & City London Underground line, as well as new stairways, extended platforms and better ticketing and security facilities.
There is a manned drop off point at the Taxi Deck above platform 12. Mobility assistance is available from this point. It is preferred if this assistance is booked 24 hours in advance. on 0800 197 1329. Monday - Friday 08:00 -20:00 and Saturday & Sunday 09:00 and 17:00.
National Key Toilets
Accessible toilets are located on Platforms 1 & 12
Ramp For Train Access
Staff Help Available
Monday - Sunday: 24 hours
Assistance is available to and from platforms. Please contact customer services of the appropriate train operator, 48 hours in advance: First Great Western - 0800 197 1329 Heathrow Express - 0208 757 2700
Step Free Access
Disabled passengers can access all areas of the station via lifts and escalators. There is level access to all platforms including access to the London Underground via lifts and escalators.
All exits in the station are able to be accessed by disabled passengers.
This station does not offer
Accessible Booking Office Counter, Accessible Public Telephones, Accessible Taxis, Wheelchairs Available
Buses can be found on near by streets. All Transport for London buses are accessible by step free access.
More information about Transport for London buses can be found here
All Transport for London bus routes are served by low-floor vehicles, with a dedicated wheelchair space and an access ramp. They can also 'kneel' to reduce the step-up from the pavement. More info can be found on Transport for London's website here.
Station Car Park - 152 spaces
Monday - Friday: 24 hours
Saturday: 24 hours
Sunday: 24 hours
Cycle Storage Availability
Storage location: On
Cycle Storage Sheltered
The taxi deck is now situated above Platform 12 and is accessed via the concourse and platform 12, which has escalators and lifts to the upper level for a new covered marshalled taxi rank. A queuing system is in operation. There is also a separate collection point for pre-booked taxis