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Take advantage of fantastic London shows

Take advantage of fantastic London shows

Take advantage of these fantastic London shows to get into the festive spirit. Watch in amazement the pure talent of acrobats, knife-throwing actors and music in Circus 1903 at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall or La Clique at Christmas in Leicester Square. Or join in and sing along to your best tunes with Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre in December. 

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London Film Festival

London Film Festival

October 2019 calls out to one of the most awaited events in London! The 63rd BFI London Film Festival - the biggest celebration of international cinema for the past year. The programme is a combination of the most versatile films, finely selected from the Cannes and other major festivals and prestige awards contenders from the famous US Studios.

Opening the festival is Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ starring Dev Patel, Ben Wishaw and Nikki Amuka-Bird.

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THE NUTCRACKER

THE NUTCRACKER

English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker returns to the London Coliseum this Christmas, for a strictly limited four-week run. Originally written in 1892, this two-act ballet – set on Christmas Eve – has become a festive stalwart with its sparkling wintery setting, breathtaking choreography, and stunning score by Tchaikovsky.

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WINTER WONDERLAND

WINTER WONDERLAND

London’s largest seasonal celebration returns to Hyde Park this November: now in its twelfth year, 2019’s Winter Wonderland promises to be bigger and better than ever before! With world-class entertainment, unbeatable Christmas markets, fairground rides and scrumptious festive treats, its little wonder this festive extravaganza attracts over three million visitors each year.

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London Restaurant Festival

London Restaurant Festival

In its 11th year, The London Restaurant Festival is back with the best chefs, restaurants and experiences for everyone! A meticulous line-up of mini menus, food events, tasting evenings and more - involving hundreds of the capital's best venues. Book exclusive (and keenly priced) 'Festival Menus' at the likes of Cinnamon Club, Helix at The Gherkin and Oxo Tower Restaurant. The 'Side Orders' schedule of events includes a Trainspotters film and food pairing screenings, a cocktail masterclass with Rake’s, and the ever-popular restaurant-hopping tours are back! Allowing you to eat your way around a four-hour restaurant crawl. 

 

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Journey to the Underworld

Journey to the Underworld

Travel to hell and back this Halloween with Funicular’s Journey to the Underworld at Pedley Street Station. This immersive dining experience plunges you into a thrilling, dark fairy tale, whilst you devour top-quality dishes from MasterChef finalist Louisa Ellis; and, with performances until 10th November, there’s plenty of time to enjoy this spook-tacular show!

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Skylight Huts and Igloos

Skylight Huts and Igloos

Head to Skylight – one of London’s trendiest rooftop bars – to enjoy some classic cocktails with a spectacular view this Christmas! This imaginative venue at Tobacco Dock has quickly become a favourite jaunt for Londoners, and, throughout November and December, experience it transformed into a festive wonderland.

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Regent Street Motor Show

Regent Street Motor Show

Regent Street’s Motor Show returns on 2nd November – the largest free motor show in the UK. Showcasing 125 years of motoring history, get up close to veteran, vintage, modern and even futuristic cars!

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London Photograph Fair

London Photograph Fair

The London Photograph Fair returns to Marylebone on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October. Originally started in 1982, it has become London’s go-to marketplace for vintage photographs, photobooks and albums, showcasing classic photographs from 1840 to 2000.

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Until The Flood

Until The Flood

Theatre-lovers may be mourning the end of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, but lucky Londoners have the chance to see the best of the summer’s shows. While the Fringe is crammed with shows of every calibre, only a very select few transfer to the capital, so you’re guaranteed exceptional quality.

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Regent Street’s Summer Streets

Regent Street’s Summer Streets

Summer Streets is back! Head down to Regent Street on 18th August or 15th September for a traffic-free festival along this iconic shopping street in the heart of London. This year’s celebrations are particularly monumental because 2019 marks Regent Street’s 200th anniversary: established in 1819 as the first purpose-built shopping street in the capital, Regent Street is now synonymous with London and a world-renowned shopping and dining destination.

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Totally Thames 2019

Totally Thames 2019

September is a month full of festivals and excitement in the city of London! The weather is perfect, families are still on holiday and the mood is just right. 

The River Thames has always been an iconic part of London and UK and that is why, the people of London decide to cherish and celebrate it once in a year. They organize a month - long festival called Totally Thames and it's held along the 42 - mile river stretch throughout the city.

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Sustainable hemp picnic cruise along London’s canals

Sustainable hemp picnic cruise along London’s canals

Grab your crew and enjoy a sustainable hemp picnic cruise along London’s canals this Summer.

Book a night stay at Mercure London Paddington now, just moments away from the Hemp Boatanical Experience.

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Free Laser Quest at Merchant Square

Free Laser Quest at Merchant Square

On Wednesday the  28th & Thursday 29th August 2019, enjoy a Free Laser Quest at the Merchant Square! 

Laser Quest is a family entertainment venue combining the classic games of hide and seek and tag with a high tech twist. The arena has specialty lighting, swirling fog and energetic music to add to the excitement for up to 10 players in total.

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Free outdoor film screening: Bohemian Rhapsody

Free outdoor film screening: Bohemian Rhapsody

Something that never goes out of fashion and is probably one of the most entertaining and rejuvenating experiences is watching films! Ever since a few decades, watching films has been one of the most easiest ways to take a break and enjoy some place outside with a tub of popcorn with your family, your date, or even by yourself.

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Free Lucy May Walker gig on Floating Pocket Park

Free Lucy May Walker gig on Floating Pocket Park

Summertime is gig time! People from all over the city look for new things to do and see. Chilling at the park, going to summer markets, digging into new cafes and restaurants is what we all wait for through the year. 

Thankfully, The London Busking Company has decided to pour us in with free gigs as part of the Summer of Fun Programme of events! The gorgeous Lucy May Walker will be performing at the Floating Pocket Park at the beautiful outdoor venue where deckchairs and blankets will be provided for you to have a comfortable experience. 

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Free Natalie Shay gig on Floating Pocket Park

Free Natalie Shay gig on Floating Pocket Park

On Thursday, the 22nd of August, catch the gorgeous Natalie Shay performing live at the Floating Pocket Park!

The London Busking Company has brought together a number of talented musicians/performers for you to enjoy and experience for free this summer. The venue is well spaced out and comfortable, the ambiance is well lit and pretty with all the evening colours and deckchairs and blankets will be provided for a wholesome experience! 

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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden

Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden

If you’re looking for a peaceful oasis in London’s chaotic city centre, head to the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden. Originally created in 2011 in partnership with the Eden Project, this beautiful, award-winning rooftop garden is now a permanent, much-loved feature of the Southbank Centre: sitting right on the Thames, it offers stunning views of some of London’s most iconic landmarks.

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London Craft Beer Festival

London Craft Beer Festival

The London Craft Beer Festival is back for its seventh year, and 2019 promises to be the best yet. Moving to the larger, trendy location of Tobacco Dock, this year’s festival boasts the biggest line up of breweries to date, making it summer’s unmissable beer event!

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Children Dragon Boats Race on London Canal

Children Dragon Boats Race on London Canal

ANNUAL CHARITY REGATTA RETURNS FOR TWELFTH YEAR

July 2019: The annual COSMIC Dragon Boat Race will return to the Regent’s Canal for its twelfth year. The first starting pistol will sound at 17:00 on Thursday 25th July at St. Mary’s Bridge where traditional Chinese Dragon Boats will race for 100 metres until the finish line at Paddington Basin.

Enjoy the race and retire to Mercure London Paddington just moments away from the race, Book a night stay now.

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Kids’ Week

Kids’ Week

Taking the family to West End theatre can be a pricey excursion – but not during Kids’ Week! Kids’ Week – which is actually kids’ month, running from 1st to 31st August – gives under-16s free tickets to many of London’s top shows, when watching with an adult paying full price.

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Buckingham Palace Summer Tour

Buckingham Palace Summer Tour

Buckingham Palace is one of the few remaining working royal palaces in the world: home of the Queen, it is internationally renowned as the focus of national and royal celebrations, and of course as a backdrop for the Changing of the Guard ceremony.

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Paddington Covers Music Events

Paddington Covers Music Events

PADDINGTON COVERS 2019

Book your tickets now for Paddington Covers 2019, grab your friends and family and get ready to party in the sunshine.

The 2019 line up

Friday 28 June Stevie Wonder, Bon Jovi, Madonna and The Rolling Stones

Friday 26 July Dolly Parton, Elvis, Adele and ABBA

Friday 30 August Bryan Adams, Take That, Ed Sheeren and Queen

BOOK a night stay at Mercure London Paddington to take advantage of all the action. 

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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. 

Book Now and save up to 20%

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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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