London, the capital of UK is one of the most important places in the European continent. London is one of the prime tourist destinations and attracts billions of travelers from all corners of the world. Beside it is a major center of all types of business and industrial operations in the continent and is hence frequented by lots of international business travelers. Making arrangement for a temporary stay in London is not an issue at all as the city and its surroundings are packed with hotels of different standards. However, being a high profile cosmopolitan city and the capital of a nation, cost of living is a bit high in London. So, people who cannot afford to stay in deluxe hotels look for budget hotels or properties that are located a bit away from the prime centers.
Convenience that Paddington provides:
Located in the City of Westminster right in the heart of London, Paddington is one such place where staying is more affordable than many other places in London. One shouldn't mistake Paddington as a dirty or underdeveloped area, because it is quite a stylish district. In fact Paddington is a very important place in Central London because of its strategic location but yet it offers lot of cheap accommodation option. Wondering how that is possible? Well, unlike other districts and boroughs in Central London, majority of which come under the area named West End, Paddington doesn't boasts of tourist attractions. There is hardly any interesting thing to see or explore in the core area of Paddington. Hence the hotels here offer accommodation at cheaper rates than what the properties in other parts of West end offer. The simple reason is that as the area doesn't offer any attraction, wealthy people do not find the area impressive. Hence, Paddington houses majority of the budget hotels.
But yet staying in Paddington is convenient. Paddington is the spinal cord of communication in Central London. It is the terminus of underground railway that link various districts and suburban areas of London. Paddington is also directly connected with the Heathrow Airport, the biggest international gateway to London through the dedicated railway line named Heathrow Expressway, which makes it easily reachable. One can drop at Paddington directly from the Heathrow and check in the hotel. Moreover, Paddington is very well connected with the rest of Central London through other means of transportation which makes exploring in the city easier for the visitors.
Close to the prime points:
Another big reason why staying at Paddington is convenient is the easy access to a number of prime attractions in London that the borough offers. Hyde Park, one of the four royal parks in London and major place of interest can be reached by walking for a few minutes from Paddington. One can also get to the stylish and historic Oxford Street, the Marble Arch and the Bayswater area very quickly from Paddington. While the Oxford Street is a major shopping district and hence important to tourists and business travelers alike, the Bayswater is known for its diverse eateries. Hyde Park in itself is a hub for the tourists and the Marble Arch is a ‘must see' marble monument that stands as a specimen of great British art and architecture. Being a part of the City of Westminster, Paddington also offers a fast and smooth access to the Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, The Tower Clock and the Palace of Westminster, each of which is a major landmark of London.