Event type : Private Tour

Day : Monday 14th November 2022

Time (GMT) : 10:15am (meet) – 10:30am (start)

Duration : 2 hours

Language : English

Language Level : C1 (Advanced)

Place : In front of Pret-à-Manger, 3-5 Praed Street, London W2 1NJ.


Monday 14th November 2022 at 10:15am (meet) – 10:30am (start)

Meeting Point: In front of Pret-à-Manger, 3-5 Praed Street, London W2 1NJ.

Paddington is changing fast: come and discover the new face of this canal side neighbourhood.

The area of Paddington has been abuzz with cranes and drills for more than a decade now and it has changed beyond recognition. Where else in London do mallards and moorhens glide along electric and paddle boats? More surprises in store for you in the world’s oldest transport hub where a canal, a Grade I listed train station, the oldest underground station, and the brand-new Elizabeth Line converge around grass amphitheatres, roll bridges, a famous hospital, and a historic church.

This is the new London, hectic, multicultural, noisy, a mix of old and new, ugly, and beautiful. And yes…. we will also meet a bear from darkest Peru!

Advice to participants:

– Wear ultra-comfortable shoes.

– Check weather forecasts and make sure you have warm and waterproof clothes if necessary. Being cold on a walking tour can spoil the entire experience.

– Do not hesitate to bring a little snack with you (nuts or biscuits) and a flask of your favourite drink.

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