The Craven Hotel is 5 minutes walk from the famous Paddington Station. Paddington Station is one of the primary rail and underground stations in London. The rail station provides connections to Heathrow Airport via the Heathrow Express every 15 minutes. It also is the base for First Great Western which serves Reading, Swindon, Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea and Oxford amongst others.
Paddington Tube Station is on the Circle, District, Bakerloo and Hammersmith & City lines. Nearby stations include Marylebone, Piccadilly Circus, Notting Hill and Euston.
The connectivity from Paddington allows for easy access to a number of London's top attractions including - Regents Park and London Zoo, Hyde Park, Trafalgar Square and Kensington.
Paddington Train Station & Local History
Paddington train station and the rich history of Paddington are synonymous, you can’t have one without the other. In operation since 1838, it became the initial Western Terminus for the metropolitan Railway, the World’s first underground rail system. The introduction of the steam train iconised Britain’s Industrial Revolution. Connecting new industrial advances to emerging markets, the economy of London and England began to boom.
The station is now a Grade 1 listed and recently renovated by Network Rail, it is now arguably the most significant historical railway station in the World.
Today, operating 14 platforms Paddington station is a beating heart in the centre of the complex London rail system, servicing West London and the Surrounding English countryside. It is served by the Bakerloo, Circle, District and the Hammersmith & City lines.