£9 – £12

Paddington: Pubs, Penicillin, Pineapples and Plaques

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Carphone Warehouse

2a Praed Street

London

W2 1JX

United Kingdom

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A walk exploring three contrasting areas – the former working canal area of Paddington Basin, the old village of Paddington now ‘marooned’ on the other side of the Westway and the lesser travelled streets of the tourist hub of Little Venice.

We start in the area once known derisively as ‘Stinking Paddington’ or the ‘Paddington Alps’ because of the piles of rubbish that awaited transportation out of London.

Although some imagination is required in the area which was once the old village of Paddington there is still evidence of its former life and connections with the wealthy and famous.

Names of streets and blocks of flats give clues to the area’s history although not all the commemorative plaques can be taken at face value.

Our walk passes a number of pubs* both dead and alive many with fascinating histories. The walk finishes at the grandest pub in the area which is said to have once been a brothel! The walk finishes close to both Maida Vale and Warwick Avenue tube stations.

Note: the meeting place is close to both Edgware Road stations and almost next to the Hilton Metropole Edgware Road. Carphone Warehouse is very close to the junction with Harbet Road and Praed Street. If you're early it’s worth popping into the Hilton Metropole (main entrance) to see the Tyburn Stone which is hidden in plain sight there. See more info here: find-the-tyburn-stone

* There will be no pub stops on this walk but we do finish at a pub.

All Joanna's upcoming walks can be found here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/joanna-moncrieff-footprints-of-london-6750753789

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Carphone Warehouse

2a Praed Street

London

W2 1JX

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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