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Dragon Boat Racing at Paddington Basin

Dragon Boat Racing at Paddington Basin

For the last 10 years, Paddington Basin Canal has been home to the summer Dragon Boat Race. Once again this year, on Thursday 25th July, fearless crews will take to the water to compete to be awarded Fastest Team, Runner-Up Team, and the highly coveted Best Dressed Team – all in aid of local charity COSMIC, Children of St Mary’s Intensive Care, which overlooks Paddington Basin.

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Things to do in London this May Bank Holiday Weekend

Things to do in London this May Bank Holiday Weekend

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend in London, running from 25-27 May 2019, there is plenty to do, from Chelsea Flower Show to the Martini Waterfront pop up in Paddington. 

BOOK NOW and stay at Mercure London Paddington. 

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Merchant Square’s Summer of Fun   

Merchant Square’s Summer of Fun  

Located less than half a mile away from the Mercure Paddington is buzzing, bustling Merchant Square. From 10th May to 14th September, it will once again host its free Summer of Fun: with an incredibly eclectic programme, there’s something for every taste!

After a perfect summer’s day, simply stroll the five minutes back to the Mercure Paddington for an excellent night’s sleep!

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Easter at the Southbank Centre

Easter at the Southbank Centre

From 6th to 22nd April, the Southbank Centre is being transformed into a hub of free family fun. From top quality family shows to multi-sensory experiences for children, come along and see what everyone is talking about!

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Floating Pocket Park

Floating Pocket Park

As the clocks spring forward into British summer time and the weather starts improving, take advantage of the longer summer days by heading to the Floating Pocket Park in Paddington Basin, on the Grand Union Canal.

BOOK NOW and take advantage of the Floating Pocket Park just moments away. 

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Heathrow Express

Heathrow Express

Heathrow Express is the quickest way between Central London and Heathrow Airport. With frequent departures and a fifteen minute journey time to Terminals 2 & 3 and a few minutes more to Terminal 4 or 5, the non-stop service achieved 96% overall satisfaction in the latest National Rail Passenger Survey.

BOOK now and stay just moments away from the Heathrow Express at Paddington Station. 

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Paddington Grand Central station

Paddington Grand Central station

Paddington Grand Central station

Trains to London Paddington depart for, and arrive from, West and South West England and South Wales.

BOOK now and take advantage of a night stay moments away from Paddington Station. 

 

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Things to do in West London: From fine dining to Paddington Bear's favourite spot

Things to do in West London: From fine dining to Paddington Bear's favourite spot

Things to do in West London: From fine dining to Paddington Bear's favourite spot

BOOK a night stay now in Mercure Paddington. 

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Explore Merchant Square in Paddington

Explore Merchant Square in Paddington

Merchant square in Paddington is at the heart of London. In the space you will find brand new restaurants, great shops and office space nestled in the Victoria style London Buildings. 

BOOK NOW and take advantage of a night stay in London, make extra time to explore the unique Merchant Square in Paddington. 

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Goboat around London’s Canals

Goboat around London’s Canals

If you’re visiting London or just passing by, why not hire a GoBoat for you and your friends and explore the beautiful canals around the city.

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Visit the Natural History Museum

Visit the Natural History Museum

Take the kids and come visit the extraordinary Natural History Museum which boasts many insightful exhibitions and specimens from all different ages.

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Visit the Science Museum

Visit the Science Museum

If you’re interested in the sciences, why not visit the Science Museum this summer and check out all the collections and activities they have on offer.

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The Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert is one of the World’s most famous stages and is located right next to Hyde Park. During the year, the Royal Albert Hall hosts around 390 events ranging from opera to dance to tennis so there is something there for everyone to enjoy.

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High Street Kensington

High Street Kensington

Located in the centre of Kensington, the High-Street Kensington offers numerous trendy clothing stores as well as many restaurants specialising in all different cuisines.

Start your adventure and book to stay at the Mercure Paddington Hotel, conveniently located in central London.

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Our Meeting Rooms

Our Meeting Rooms

At Mercure Paddington, we offer luxurious meeting rooms located conveniently next to Paddington Station, in the heart of London. Our meeting room sizes vary and can facilitate smaller, more intimate gatherings as well as large functions for up to 40 people.

Click here to view our complete selection of meetings rooms.

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Zorbing on the Canal

Zorbing on the Canal

Walk on water at Paddington Basin with the team from Merchant Square.

Book the perfect getaway and book a night stay at Mercure London Paddington. 

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The Mastaba, Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake

The Mastaba, Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake

The Mastaba, project for London is going live on the Serpentine Lake from 18th June.

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Things to do in Paddington in June

Things to do in Paddington in June

Paddington is located between two Royal Parks, Notting Hill and the West End.

Click here to book a night stay in Mercure Paddington this Summer.  

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Access Mercure London Paddington this Summer

Access Mercure London Paddington this Summer

Mercure London Paddington Hotel is on the doorstep of Paddington Station, the London terminus for the Heathrow Express train to London Heathrow Airport,

Click here make a booking for this Summer, stay from just £84. 

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Make the most of March in London

Make the most of March in London

Make the most of March in London, book now and save up to 40%.

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Spring into Easter

Spring into Easter

Enjoy the first stages of Spring in March. It's a good month to visit the Kensington Palace gardens Kew Gardens or any of London’s other top gardens, as seas of crocuses and daffodils bloom across the capital.

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London Street Brasserie this Valentine's Day

London Street Brasserie this Valentine's Day

Book a table at London St. Brasserie this Valentine's Day.

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Valentine's Day in Paddington

Valentine's Day in Paddington

Make Valentine's Day extra special with a night stay at Mercure London Paddington. 

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Ice Skating in London

Ice Skating in London

Go ice skating on one of London's temporary outdoor ice rinks, many of which are still open at the start of the month, while Canary Wharf's ice rink stays open until February.

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Explore London on New Year's Day

Explore London on New Year's Day

Things to do on New Year's Day in London, explore the wonderful Museums. 

Book a night stay now and save up to 40%

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Festive Craft Class – Candles

Festive Craft Class – Candles

You’ll have the chance to fashion your own beeswax candles on 30th of November, from 18.00 till 19.00. It’s the perfect opportunity to have a relaxing evening while creating potential gifts for your loved ones.

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Boo at London Zoo

Boo at London Zoo

This Halloween event is taking place from the 24th of October till the 1st of November, and is perfect for all ages. The entire week will be filled with numerous animal activities and entertaining talks.

This will be an amazing experience for the whole family.

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Eerie Evening Tour Halloween Special

Eerie Evening Tour Halloween Special

This Halloween (31st October) Kensington Palace will be hosting the Eerie Evening Tour. You’ll have the opportunity to hear spooky stories hidden within the walls, and about the mysterious events that occurred within the walls.

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Skylight

Skylight

Have some fun in a former carpark at Skylight, a rooftop playground in Tobacco Dock. Alongside the usual plethora of cocktails and street food, there are petanque courts, lawn bowls and three croquet lawns available to book for half-hour or one-hour slots, from £15.

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Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread

Back in 1993, Rachel Whiteread’s concrete cast of the interior of an East End terrace house made her the first woman to win the Turner Prize. Now, 24 years since ‘House’, Tate Britain is hosting a long overdue mid-career retrospective of her work. Expect big, immersive statements about sculpture and space from this important and groundbreaking artist. It’s a must-see.

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London Design Festival

London Design Festival

The London Design Festival spans dozens of locations, includes hundreds of exhibits and has one clear mission: to prove that our city is the capital of design. It's the perfect chance to explore craft and design at its very best.

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October in London

October in London

October in London means the arrival of autumn, but don't hibernate indoors – there's way too much going on for that.

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The Best UK Museum

The Best UK Museum

The V&A has been voted the best UK museum. 

The V&A has been chosen as London and the UK’s very best museum by the public. The central London cultural behemoth also came fifth in Europe, and in the worlds top 10, according to TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travellers’ Choice Awards. 

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September Sessions

September Sessions

September Sessions 9th – 15th September

If you’ve been looking to discover some new music for a while now, here’s your chance. For an entire week in Sheldon Square, September sessions will be going on.

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Playmake at Sheldon Square

Playmake at Sheldon Square

If you’ve been looking for a new, fun activity for the little ones, look no further! Playmake is specially designed to keep kids happy and entertained, with multiple exercises to keep them entertained.

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On your marks, Get Set, Lego at Kingdom Square

On your marks, Get Set, Lego at Kingdom Square

Finding something for the kids to do is always a challenge. But on the 16th – 17th of September, there will be a race among kids to build the biggest, best and most impressive Lego structure.

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