It has excellent transport connections, shares its borders with Marylebone and Notting Hill and is home to the largest development scheme in the City of Westminster. There are many reasons to rent an office in Paddington…
1. Fashionable location
Occupying a key location between the West End and West London, Paddington is situated between some of the most fashionable business and residential districts in Central London. The west, you’ll find Notting Hill which is famous for its fashion credentials, while to the immediate east is Marylebone and to the south-east lies Mayfair, quite possibly the most prestigious district in Central London.
2. Shiny new office space
The popularity of Paddington as a business destination has brought several new business centres to the area, offering new serviced office space. This business centre on Burwood Place is an example of the kind of fully serviced, flexible office space which can now be found in the area. In addition to offices in a variety of sizes and configurations, it also has a business lounge, hot-desking facilities and meeting rooms.
3. Hammersmith & City and Circle Lines
Easily accessible from Paddington, these two underground lines run from Hammersmith in West London through the West End and Midtown and on into the City, making all the key areas in Central London easily reachable from a Paddington business base.
4. Heathrow Express
Paddington is a Heathrow Express terminus, operating regular services which can bring you into Heathrow inside of half an hour. The journey time to terminals 1, 2 and 3 is fifteen minutes, while the journey to Terminal 5 takes twenty-one minutes. Terminal 4 can be reached via a simple change at Heathrow central.
5. Easily accessible from the Midlands and the South West
Paddington Station provides regular services to key destinations across the Midlands and the South West, including Worcester, Oxford, Cheltenham Space, Swansea, Bristol and all the way down to Penzance.
6. Stylish business centres
As befitting a fashionable location, the standard of serviced office space in Paddington is high. Business centres like this one on Kingdom Street provide flexible, corporate-standard offices with a sleek finish and a wide range of services and facilities. Meanwhile, this business centre near Paddington Station offers the latest in contemporary style, complete with business lounge space.
7. Champagne and culinary treats
As you’d expect, you’ll find plenty of dining options in Paddington, whether you’re looking for a light bite for lunch or a venue for an important meeting. The options span everything from Middle Eastern to Chinese, Italian to British dishes.
However, Paddington is also home to some delightful venues specialising in specific culinary treats. These include Searcys Paddington Champagne Bar which can be found within Paddington Station, and Cocomaya, a chic little bakery founded by a team of fashionistas who have previously worked at Agent Provocateur, Joseph and Liberty.
8. Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens
The two royal parks are both nearby. As well as being picturesque, they also make it easy to get some fresh air and take a stroll without having to go too far from your office.
9. Thriving business services sector
Adam & Eve/DDB, recently named agency of the year, has its home in Paddington, as do global management consultancies Egremont and Huron Consulting, and banking software specialists Misys. Overall, the area is home to a variety of businesses, but particularly those in the business services sector.
10. Paddington Waterside
Did you know that Paddington is currently home to the largest development site in the City of Westminster? Ten separate development schemes covering eighty acres make up Paddington Waterside, an ambitious, wide-reaching project which has been ongoing since 1998.
The scheme has already created 2m sq ft of commercial space in Paddington and is scheduled to add another 1.4m sq ft to this total before it reaches completion in 2018. Areas included as part of the development include Kingdom Street, Eastbourne Terrace, North Wharf Road and Paddington Basin.
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