Paddington Station has been the London home of the Great Western Railway and its successors since 1838. It is London’s gateway to the South West of England. If you need trains to/from the West Country, Bristol, Bath, this is the place to you arrive and depart from.
Beware of Bears?
The bear by the same name lurks around here too. Though I’m not sure how he managed to land here from “deepest, darkest Peru”.
Much of the main station dates from 1854 and was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who’s bronze statue can be found on platform 9. Although numerous upgrades and rebuilding, as well as damage sustained in World War II, have modified his original designs.