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The Shaftesbury Premier London Paddington, an exclusive hotel located in the heart of London, has just been refurbished to a high standard to accommodate the modern day traveller whether they are visiting for business or pleasure. Set back in a private terrace, the hotel is accessible via all major routes in and out the heart of London. Conveniently close to Paddington station, and just a short walk from Hyde Park, the Shaftesbury Premier London Paddington is ideally placed for sight seeing and exploring the city.
Fully refurbished in recent years, the hotel offers stylish accommodation with modern features including free broadband internet access, next-generation plasma TVs, ironing facilities, security locks, international plug adaptors and safes in all rooms. The complimentary Wi-fi is also available in all public areas. The hotel also offers a range of facilities to ensure you have everything you need during your stay, including a very comprehensive concierge service, luggage storage so you can explore unencumbered, a 24-hour reception and a laundry and dry cleaning service. The hotel also has a restaurant and bar where you can enjoy a meal or aperitif in relaxed surroundings. If you fancy something a little more adventurous, nearby Edgware Road has a wide selection of very authentic Lebanese restaurants.
The hotel enjoys an exclusive London location, just a five-minute walk away from London's largest royal park, Hyde Park, where Speakers' corner, Rotten Row and Marble Arch monument can all be seen as evidence of the area's historical legacy. The park also provides fun activities for adults and kids; you can ride a horse from Hyde Park Stables, hire a tennis court, ride The Serpentine's solar-powered shuttle boat, or simply tour the modern art collection in the gallery itself. Next to Hyde Park lies Kensington Palace and Gardens, the baroque, Christopher Wren designed building, which has been inhabited by many notable royals over the years including Princess Diana and Queen Victoria, who was born there. Kensington nearby offers exclusive boutiques, or for the essential London shopping experience, it is worth the ten-minute stroll to Oxford Street where you have a choice of over 300 shops. For refined evening entertainment, you can visit The Criterion Theatre for drama, comedy and cabaret by up and coming playwrights, or visit the Royal Albert Hall for a musical extravaganza.
The hotel is easily accessible from Paddington Station where the London Heathrow Express arrives every 15 minutes. You can also access Victoria Station for the Gatwick Express Train and King's Cross St Pancras for the Eurostar Terminal. Queensway and Bayswater Underground stations are also both a five-minute walk away. If you are driving to the hotel, it can be accessed from the main A4 road, via the M4 and M25; however, guests should note that the hotel is in the congestion charge zone. A reasonable car park choice is the NCP just a few minutes walk away in Queensway.
If you choose to stay at The Shaftesbury Premier in Paddington, you will be well located for transport and a wide range of sights, although guests may prefer to book a Club room in the hotel as these are larger than Double rooms and offer greater comfort. Some guests have also warned visitors to be sure they know what to expect before arriving because whilst the hotel is pleasant, it could use some attention to detail in service and decor.