Situated on the very doorstep of Paddington station, the Hilton London Paddington is only fifteen minutes away from London Heathrow by train — making it essentially an airport, railway and city hotel in one! Within walking distance of most of London’s main attractions, including Buckingham Palace and the shops of Oxford Street, you can easily venture further into Britain through the National Rail network towards locations such as Stratford-upon-Avon and Windsor.
Until 2001 the hotel was known as the Great Western Royal Hotel. Built in 1854, the Great Western was one of the original grand ‘railway hotels’ built during the railway boom of the nineteenth century. It was run by the Great Western Railway company and still has the original and imposing original façade, although the interior has been heavily remodelled in an Art Deco style.