A report on Paddington Basin

The Grand Union Canal at the St Mary's end of the Paddington Basin in 2020
The St Mary's end in 2007
View from west in 2017
The Rolling Bridge in Paddington Basin curls up to let boats through.
Paddington Basin from The Point Footbridge looking North towards Maida Vale (straight ahead), Paddington station (left) and Sheldon Square (left) in 2020

Name given to a long canal basin, and its surrounding area, in Paddington, London.

- Paddington Basin
The Grand Union Canal at the St Mary's end of the Paddington Basin in 2020

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A map showing the wards of Paddington Metropolitan Borough as they appeared in 1916.

Paddington

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Area within the City of Westminster, in central London.

Area within the City of Westminster, in central London.

A map showing the wards of Paddington Metropolitan Borough as they appeared in 1916.
St Mary on Paddington, a Georgian church commissioned in 1788
Paddington station first opened in 1838
An 1834 map of the Parliamentary Borough of St Marylebone, showing Paddington in (green) and St Pancras (yellow). These Parliamentary Boroughs, like the subsequent Metropolitan Boroughs used the ancient parish boundaries.
The former Paddington Town Hall
Paddington railway station
The Rolling Bridge at Paddington, designed by Thomas Heatherwick.
Paddington Basin, Grand Union Canal
Edgware Road
Sussex Gardens
Victoria pub, Gloucester Square

The Circle and Hammersmith & City lines call at the station near the Paddington Basin (to the north of platform 12).

The east side of Little Venice basin (the willow tree is on the island), overlooked by white painted Regency houses

Little Venice

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The east side of Little Venice basin (the willow tree is on the island), overlooked by white painted Regency houses
Little Venice basin viewed from the western end looking north-east towards the Regents Canal corner, with the island on the right and white Regency style terraces overlooking the basin
Viewed from the Paddington Basin corner of the Little Venice basin: A British Waterways tug pushes a barge towards the Regent's Canal corner (The island is behind the barge)
Junction of the Regent's Canal, at Paddington. Engraved by S. Lacey from a drawing by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Metropolitan Improvements, 1828.
Narrowboats in Little Venice on the Regents Canal looking from the western end of the canal (which starts at the Little Venice basin) towards Maida Hill Tunnel
Temporally moored narrowboats (near bank) and permanently moored houseboats (far bank) on the Grand Union Canal in Little Venice
IWA Canalway Calvalcade at Little Venice in 2005
19 Park Place Villas

Little Venice is a district in West London, England, around the junction of the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal, the Regent's Canal, and the entrance to Paddington Basin.

Paddington Basin

Paddington Arm

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13+1/2 mile canal to Paddington in central London, England.

13+1/2 mile canal to Paddington in central London, England.

Paddington Basin
Bull's Bridge junction on the Grand Union Canal
The canal junction at Little Venice
Sheldon Square, on the towpath side of the canal from Paddington Basin to Little Venice, and adjacent to Paddington Station

The London terminus, Paddington Basin, has public access integrated within a set of mainly commercial, high-rise, turn of the 21st-century buildings and immediate grounds which has received national awards for architecture; some are luxurious residential use.

Regent's Canal

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Canal across an area just north of central London, England.

Canal across an area just north of central London, England.

Regent's Canal: Transfer certificate of 10 shares, issued 1 December 1818
The entrance to the Regent's Canal at Limehouse, 1823.
Macclesfield Bridge before the explosion. After the explosion it was also known as Blow Up Bridge.
Wenlock Basin, Islington (2004)
Commercial Road Lock on Regent's Canal where it meets the
Limehouse Basin
Map of the route of the Regent's Canal in London
The Regent's Canal near St Mark's Regents' Park.

It provides a link from the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal, 550 yards north-west of Paddington Basin in the west, to the Limehouse Basin and the River Thames in east London.

Looking down Kingdom Street from the amphitheatre in Sheldon Square, PaddingtonCentral

Paddington Waterside

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Developed area around Paddington Station in London.

Developed area around Paddington Station in London.

Looking down Kingdom Street from the amphitheatre in Sheldon Square, PaddingtonCentral
One and Three Kingdom Street from the south.
Two Kingdom Street from the north
Paddington Basin
The Rolling Bridge in Paddington Basin curls up to let boats through.
View down Hermitage Street of North Wharf Gardens Site 1
St Mary's Hospital
Hilton London Paddington

Coordinated by the Paddington Waterside Partnership, it consists of 13 individual projects in the triangle of land between Praed Street, Westbourne Terrace and the A40 Westway, most notably PaddingtonCentral and Paddington Basin.

Marks & Spencer

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Major British multinational retailer with headquarters in Paddington, London, England, that specialises in selling clothing, beauty, home products and food products.

Major British multinational retailer with headquarters in Paddington, London, England, that specialises in selling clothing, beauty, home products and food products.

Marks and Spencer on Briggate, not far from its original branch in Leeds.
Representation of historic store from the 1930s, Bekonscot model village, UK
A Marks & Spencer store in Central, Hong Kong.
A Marks & Spencer store in Times Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
M&S shop in Inverness in 1998
The interior of a branch in Wakefield, West Yorkshire in 2020.
Waterside House, 35 North Wharf Road, London.
M&S store on Birmingham High Street
M&S White City in Westfield London (2014) is one of the company's largest stores.
A Marks & Spencer branch in Athens
A typical example of an un-modernised 'core' M&S store, located in Kirkcaldy, Fife. In 2012 the store was fully refurbished with the so-called "Light Touch" re-fit. The store closed in 2019.
An M&S Food Hall in the Sutton, London branch
M&S Simply Food in Banstead, Surrey
An M&S Food to Go store in Sutton station, Sutton, London
Per Una's logo, three hearts
An M&S store with old signage, c. 1990
The older logo, used from 2000 to 2007
Your M&S promotional logo 2004–2014.
Logo 2007–2015

In 2004, the company moved to a new headquarters designed by Mossessian & Partners at Waterside House, in Paddington Basin, London.

Baker Street

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Street in the Marylebone district of the City of Westminster in London.

Street in the Marylebone district of the City of Westminster in London.

Baker Street area map
Baker Street (centre vertically) on an 1875 Ordnance Survey map.
Baker Street tube station interior
Sherlock Holmes Museum
London Beatles Store

For many years the head office of Marks & Spencer, formerly the United Kingdom's largest retailer, was at "Michael House" (named in parallel with the group's "St Michael" brand), 55 Baker Street, until the company relocated to the Paddington Basin in 2004.

Station location map. The Paddington (underground) station marked here is the southern station on Praed Street.

London Paddington station

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Central London railway terminus and London Underground station complex, located on Praed Street in the Paddington area.

Central London railway terminus and London Underground station complex, located on Praed Street in the Paddington area.

Station location map. The Paddington (underground) station marked here is the southern station on Praed Street.
Layout of Paddington Station in 1888
Paddington Station in the Victorian era
Praed Street facade of the Great Western Hotel (now the Hilton London Paddington)
The GWR memorial
Statue of Isambard Kingdom Brunel
The concourse at rush hour
The Elizabeth line entrance in August 2021
Statue of Paddington Bear
Elizabeth line platforms

Because of the history of the various railways, Paddington is served by four London Underground lines through two separate stations: the Bakerloo, Circle and District lines have a combined sub-surface and deep-level station on Praed Street to the south of the main line station, and the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines have a sub-surface station with access from Paddington Basin to the north.

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The Rolling Bridge

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The Rolling Bridge is a type of curling moveable bridge completed in 2004 as part of the Grand Union Canal office and retail development project at Paddington Basin, London.

Michel Mossessian in 2014

Michel Mossessian

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French architect of Armenian origin, based in London, UK.

French architect of Armenian origin, based in London, UK.

Michel Mossessian in 2014
5 Merchant Square in Paddington Basin, London, UK
5 Merchant Square London, UK
Place Lalla Yeddouna World Heritage Site, Medina of Fez, Morocco
S1 Building, King's Cross, London, UK
S2 Building, King's Cross, London, UK
Msheireb Downtown Doha, Baharat Square, Doha, Qatar
Msheireb Downtown, Doha Qatar
NATO Headquarters, Bruxelles, Belgium

As part of the Paddington Basin Development, the building was topped off in 2009, by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.