If you have heavy luggage, you should get off at a bus stop of the east side of the station, not of the south side, because there are stairs.
Even if you have enough money, you may purchase a normal ticket for Heathrow Express, because it takes only 20 minutes to go from the station to the station of Heathrow Terminal 1,2,3.
There is a Sushi restaurant which is a Japanese food in the station.
I did not use a hotel around there, however, you should do it befor the last day of your visit London, because I think the place around the station is very convineint and you can easily access to the Heathrow Airport by Heathrow Express.
Trains to the west go from Paddington. Reading, Oxford, Worcester and Hereford, Swindon, Cheltenham and Bristol are by First Great Western. There are also Virgin Trains to Birmingham via Oxford, Banbury, Leamington Spa, Coventry, Birmingham International and Birmingham New Street.
The station was built by Brunel.
I have seen the Royal Train waiting on Platform 1 on more than one occasion.Related to:
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Paddington Station is one of the busiest in London and is one of the main gateways to the Midlands and South-West. There are 12 mainline platforms and also a main Underground Station serving the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Bakerloo lines.
The ticket office is located on the main concourse and is open at all times the station is operating.You can make advanced bookings and reservations here. Also located on the concourse is a booking office for the Heathrow Express and Thames Trains.
There is a Left Luggage Office which is located on Platform 12 and is open Monday-Saturday 07:00-23:00 and Sunday 08:00-22:00
The Lost Property Office is also located on Platform 12 and is open Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00
Located on and around the concourse are several shops and places to get things to eat and drink these include two bars, 2 coffee shops, Yo Sushi, Sainsbury`s, WH Smiths, Thorntons, Ladbrokes, Sock Shop, Burger King, Victoria Wine, The Link, Sanity and the Tie Rack.
Also located on the concourse is a statue of one of the most famous bears in the world, Paddington who was named after the station.Related to:
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