Welcome to London Paddington

My mum remembers you Derek

Lynn Burford.....

I was googling abourne street and this site popped up. Mum lived there and went to st saviours.

Fri Dec 29

Campbell Street

Trying to trace where this was as my Great Grandfather lived at no 8. It was off Compton Street, now Maida Vale, but the whole area seems to have been demolished and replaced by flats that were built at 90 degrees across the former street.

Campbell Street Schools still exists, now Paddington Green Primary. It aws renamed in 1962 which suggests the redevelopment happened around then

Mon Aug 15


My fathers brother was Tosh Powell who died in a match against Billy .According to the inquest the promoters and toshs manager was to blame

Tue Sep 29

Wed Apr 15

Little Westbourne Tce & Little Melbourne St

After at least 7 generations living in a few tiny villages in Kent, some of my ancestors made THE BIG MOVE, to Little Westbourne Tce, Paddington, then to 33 Little Melbourne St, Paddington. She (sadly) then died after having 12 children, but he remarried and set off with new wife and some of the children on the "Buffalo" (1st Fleet to South Australia) to be part of founding Adelaide. This one generation travelled more by far that all the other generations in total. But what happened to Little Westbourne Tce and Little Melbourne St? What would life have been like there in 1830 - 1835?

Sat Jan 31

ref winston thomas

try looking on the HARLESDEN SITE

Mon Jan 05

Hi my maiden name is Housego. I lived in Honiton Rd Queens Park area. My grandad was Bill Housego, the boxer. Fred Housego (of Mastermind) is, I believe my dad's cousin. My grandparents lived in the upstairs of the house in Honiton Rd, we lived downstairs. My brother is called Ron and our two cousins, Billy and Barbara lived there. Unsure of our grandad's brothers names, but believe there were quite a few of them. I was born in 1948

Thu Jun 19



There aren't any! Its hardly far to the West End!

I've lived there 3.5 years


Wed Apr 10

my father was also called fred housego worked in park royal as an engineer was also born in 1953 my father lived on the wesley estate park royal i had a broyher called ken

Sun Dec 18

Mary Jane or Mabel COUCHMAN info please.

Can anyone help me trace my father's family history? My father was James Arthur Grieve b. 1915 at 4 Odessa Rd Harlesden. His mother was a Margaret Grieve but I have been unable to trace more. His father is not named anywhere. My father was fostered and went to school somewhere in this area. A few years ago I posted here for help in my research but nothing came of it.

I am now having another try as I have found that my father's foster mother could have been either a Mary Ann (b. 1862) or a Mabel (b. 1874) COUCHMAN both born in Lynsted, Kent. A Mabel Couchman was a witness at my parents' marriage in 1944. On the marriage certificate my father's first names are reversed to Arthur James Grieve.

I know it's a long-shot but does anyone have either of these COUCHMAN ladies in their family history files?

Please contact me at

Fri Aug 12

Hi Pauline.

I was born in Abourne st,bottom of shirland road,where st savious school is,i went there a child, my mothers name was housego,my grandfather was well know in Paddington,as he was a boxer, my cousin fred,won mastermind, i was born in 1953, my name is derek ball.

Sat Apr 02

trying to find

this is a long shot, anyone know of a WINSTON THOMAS who once lived in Harlesden, & went to gibbons school brentfield rd 1954/58 last heard of in Paddington .thank you

Fri Mar 25

Butchers near Paddington


Can anyone recommend a butcher in W2?

Thank you,


Thu Jan 07

Eddy the bar man at the heron pub

what happend to him,he worked at the pub for two years, and one day was gone.would like to know were he is.

Sun Mar 22

Forest&Ray Dentistry

3-4 Norfolk Place, W2 1QN

020 8123 3132

Thu Jan 08

Paddington Dentits

I go to AbiDental Care, they are really nice in there.

They are in Paddington Central I think Sheldon Sqaure

Mon Dec 22

where do we go out in Paddington

where are the decent bars for drinks & dancing?

I don't always want to have to travel to the west end to find a place to drink, dance and meet new people - any suggestions?

Sat Dec 06

cleaner needed

We are looking for a cleaner to come to our home once every week for two hours at a time, preferably in the morning. (£8 /hour, central London, Marble Arch)

The job includes cleaning only our common areas:

Cleaning one small bathroom

Hoover floors and stairs

Wash floors


We are looking for someone who takes pride in their job, is honest, dependable, will use their initiative when working around the home.

References essential; copy of passport to be supplied; not essential to be fluent in English but must have understanding of basic communication.

Mon Sep 22

I am looking for flat studio or one bed room in Westbourne

Hi All,

I am looking for one studio or one bed room from 1 October email (

Fri Aug 08

Car parking space available for rent

I have a secure, underground car parking space available for rent. It is located at 11 Sheldon Square a (2 minute walk along the canal from Paddington Tube station). It is available immediately at GBP 175/month. If interested, please e-mail

Mon Jul 07

Cleaning and ironing

I'm looking for cleaner work.

If you need, please let me know.

Very good cleaning of home, office and ironing.

100% honest, reliable and always on time.

I have cleaning experience.

Good references.

Thank you!



Tue May 20

remove posting - out of date now.

Fri Mar 28

there is one inporchester rd paddington

Sun Mar 09

Handyman needed in our office!

We need someone who can put up pictures, mend broken desk drawer unit, sort out threshold strips and the like.

We are located in a modern office block on the Edgware Road, 10 mins walk from Marble Arch. Please mail me at

Fri Feb 29

Im looking for a flat with roomates tientinou@hotmail.com

I'm looking for a flat from 1st May, 2008

If you have any offers, please let me know by msn

Mon Feb 18

Paddington to Vaudeville Theatre

Vaudeville Theatre is on The Strand, the nearest Underground Station is Charing Cross, about 5 minutes' walk away. From Paddington take the Southbound Bakerloo Line direct to Charing Cross; it takes about 15 minutes. Trains run back from Charing Cross every 10 minutes until 00.29 (23.43 Sunday) so you've no need to worry about missing the last one.

Wed Jan 30


i am comming to london arriving in paddington station.i need to get to vaudeville theatre.does anyone know how long it takes to get there, and if there is late transport to get back to paddington for 23.oohrs, thanks

Wed Jan 30

Wed Dec 12

Madame Flavias Dance School

Hi, looking for any girls that attended the above dance school in Quex Road, (later in Brondesbury Road)Kilburn. around 1948 give or take a few years. Flavia used to produce shows at the Metropolitan Theatre, Edgware Road. I have the names of Maureen Canning, Eileen Toby, and Patricia Toby also Sheila Fish, Patsy Conway and Betty Edwards, or if you appeared in the show in 1952. If anyone knows them please contact me, thanks. email address is Mail-me

Tue Nov 20

Pauline Ambrosini

I was born in 19 Shirland road in 1949 does anyone remember me ?

Thu Nov 08

Mobile Hairdresser London

Unisex Hairdresser Mobile & Bridal

Call Bryn on **** 211 901 anytime


Mon Aug 27

you cant miss it.its a big square hole with water in it..

Sat Jul 07


I have recently set up a group for freelancers living in the W2 and surrounding areas to network and chat. I am creative, in my 30s, work mostly from home and frequently experience cabin fever. If you do too and live /work around the area please come along to out next meeting to meet others (varied professions and ages). We are going for a drink in Little Venice area, early evening on 27 June 2007, the group is small and unintimidating. To find out more email me at Mail-me

Genuine enquiries only please - I am not looking for dates, commercial services etc.

Wed Jun 20

Massage Therapist

Can anyone recommend a good massage therapist near Paddington station?

Sun Jun 03

Looking for a swimming pool ...

can anyone recommend a swimming pool I can just go to during lunchtime please, without having to join?

Mon Dec 18

Where is Campbell Street?

Does Campbell Street still exist or has it suffered from demolition/redevelopment?

Any info much appreciated

Fri Sep 29

James Arthur Grieve Born 18 Nov 1915

My email address is

Sun Sep 17

Saftey in padington

I've lived near Praed street for 6 months and it feels very safe. There are people around at all hours and buses run all night. Great!

Sat Sep 16


how safe is paddington? i am looking to rent a property near praed street. i am a 21 year old female. is the area relativley safe? please leave a reply or reply to

Fri Sep 15


i am a qualified LAMDA drama teacher. i am considering moving to the paddington area of london for a change (im from liverpool) i would make my living by renting a small hall and conducting drama classes throughout the week for small children up to adults. i would also put those who were really serious about drama in for drama exams. is there much demand for this, not just in paddington but in the surrounding area's? what would the people of london consider a fair price for a 2 hour lesson? please leave a reply on here or to

Fri Sep 15


how much is it roughly to rent a 1 bed flat near praed street? please either leave a reply on this site or reply to

Fri Sep 15

I just moved to Paddington and dont know a soul......

Would love to meet up with anyone who would like a gym/restaurant or pub buddy.

I need some motivation!!!!!

Dimitri - you make Paddington sound fun!!!

Please get in touch if you feel like meeting someone new.

Fri May 26

any feedback?

I am also looking for the same thing - did anyone answer you?

Wed Apr 12

Im looking for a not too expensive gym in or near Paddington!

I'd like to join a gym in or near Paddington. Preferably with boxersice classes, yoga and weights!

Tue Mar 21

Anyone for squash?

Looking for a squash partner for Saturday mornings (1 hour session ideally between 11 and 12) in Seymour Leisure Center, Seymour Place.


Sat Jan 28

I am Looking Council Gym


I am new in london, and living in paddington area..

Does anybody know a council gym nearby??

I would be interested as well

Sun Jan 01

Bike Store

I just moved into the Paddington area and I am looking for a good bike shop for tuning up and finding necessary equipment for road bikes. I have searched my immediate area on foot and tried searching online but with no success. Any help would be great.

Sat Sep 24

Cheap Gym in Paddington/Bayswater

Hi There!

I am looking for a cheap gym in the area of Lancaster Gate/Paddington Station. I dont mind council gyms. Hope somebody can help. Email:

Mon Aug 15

Where is a good hairdresser

Can anyone tell me of a good hairdresser within walking distance of Paddington station? Cheers

Wed Aug 10

Behind Paddington Statioin

Cannon's fitness is right behind Paddington station. It has a pool, gym, fitness classes in a nice new gym environment.

£60 per month - no contract

There is also the Porchester center at the top of Queensway which has more facilities.

Wed Jul 13


i want to travel from paddington to eastham station at night after 10 pm.can u tell me which train i need to catch?my email id is

Wed Jul 13

Hi there :) Seymour Leisure Centre has badminton courts but not a club - but if anyone wants a lunchtime or after-work game during the week I'm always happy to play (I'm intermediate standard but enjoy playing at any level, I already have a knockabout once or twice a week with a mixed crowd from work) ... I work for a charity in the area. You can e-mail me here -

Sun Jul 10


If you fine anywere let me know would love to play and learn myself. Half reasonable i suppose

Thu May 12

Paddington Guitar Playing

Does anyone know of a guitar group where people can meet and play guitar based in or around Paddington. With this I am including beginners and maybe people who want to learn to read guitar music.

Mon Apr 04

Safeway/Morrison is now Somerfield

And the 'fresh' vegetables are usually anything but. Better to wait and get fresh produce from Church Street market on a Saturday morning

Wed Mar 30

Bakerloo Line at 8am

I get the tube at 8am from Edgware Road station into Waterloo, and if you aim for the last carriage of the train, you can sometimes get a seat. Any later than 8am and it's murder. It's especially bad because all the people travelling in from Kensal Green and further out will have got a seat before you can get on!

Wed Mar 30

Everything is close by

Paddington is a great part of London to live in - generally pretty safe, and there is so much of everything you could possibly need on your doorstep. If you like falafel/Middle Eastern cuisine and culture, then that's definitely a plus, because Edgware Rd is teeming with kebab shops, felafal bars, and cafes. There are also some nice pubs, and it's brilliant for shopping. it can feel noisy and crowded, but that's central London. I think it's cleaner and brighter than some other bits of Central London. Recommended!

Wed Mar 30

Seymour Leisure Centre

Check out Seymour Leisure Centre on Seymour Place W1. They have a multi-purpose sports hall and I often see people going in and out with badminton raquets and basketballs.

They also have a nice swimming pool, run a scuba-diving club, and have a series of fitness classes

Wed Mar 30

Sport clubs in Paddington

I am looking for squash, badminton, volleyball or basketball clubs in the neighbourhood.

Does anyone know of any?

Sat Feb 12

A few "cheap" hotels

You could try the elysees hotel(www.elysesshotel-london.co.uk)...or the westpoint hotel...there are also the piccolino hotel(+44-20-****439) and the grand tourist hotel...(+44-20-7370-3310). They are all pretty chaep if you consider theprices in London....The elysees and the piccolino are the cheapest ones...

Fri Aug 13


To do justice to horrid Safeways, the almost totally 'ethnic' staff try hard to be friendly and Morrisons is rapidly lowering prices and increasing range.

Mon Jul 19


Teeth@W2 on Norfolk Place is great. Aayesha is really pleasant - she had Gareth Gates in her surgery once.

Thu Jul 08

Looking for a girl for sharing great Paddington flat!!

Hi, I'm a 23 year old F, I was about to get a deal for a really nice flat to shaer with a mate but she let me down!! Anyone (girls only!) interested in sharing with a nice girl??!!

Fri Jun 18

Looking for a gym

i am wandering if there is a council gym in the Paddington area. I don't want a membership but somewhere I can visit semi regularly.

Wed May 19

Paddington has a great location

Very good value. Pubs and bars by the dozen. great transport. superb period properties. rent very competitive. near to hyde park/kensington gardens. recommended.

Sat Apr 03

an good and cheap hotel at paddington

perhaps someone knows a good and cheap hotel at paddington.

or a b and b


Wed Mar 03


on praed street, West Two surgery. you hardly have to wait any time to make an appointment - it's NHS and i've only ever seen lady doctors there, all of whom are really friendly and gentle. check it out

Tue Feb 17

The Chapel

A gastropub on Chapel St near the Edgware Road Tube. Good atmosphere and exceptional food.

Tue Dec 16


do anyone knows where alan Rickamn might live in Paddington?

Mon Nov 24


can anyone recommend a reliable and gentle dentist in W2 ?

Sat Sep 13

Yeah Hyde Park

Definitely, LOADS of people playing football at weekend. Especually on North side. Even better probably is Kensington Gardens between the bandstand and the Palace (well that house where she used to live anyway.)

Tue Aug 26

hyde park

nearest I'd say is hyde park, heaps of field space between Marble Arch and Hyde Park corner. Prob about 10-15 min walk from Paddington station

Tue Aug 26


Is there a park in the Paddington area, nearish the station where people play soccer?

Mon Aug 25


If you don't mind a small walk this is a Lebanese place just a bit past the end of Queensway on Westbourne Gro. Great if you want a HUGE feed and a quality place at a decent price. I got lamb shanks and it honesly could have fed a small fijian island for a day. You get a whole bowl of whole salad veges on the table too!

Fri Aug 22

London St

I can't remember the name of the one I go to but it's on London St on the corner of Norfolk Square - and it's pretty easy to get a fast appointment, they don't make you wait long - and the people are great.

Fri Aug 22

Tai Chi in Marylebone Beginners Courses

TAI CHI. New 12 week Beginners Courses Start Soon. Check www.taichiclasses.com for details. Or call jackie on **** 350 605 or E-mail enquires@taichiclasses.com

Looking to get fit and do something different. Then try Tai Chi, Self Defence, Qi gong or Tai Chi Sword in a friendly atmosphere.

Thu Jul 10

I've been living in Padd'n for the last 2 years. OK, not much someone might say, but I feel I can confidently say "I Know Padd inside out" ;-) Not only is it excellent value for money with regards to property lettings, but it's also close to "almost anywhere", given that it boasts outstanding transportation links to "almost anywhere" (again..).


Tube: Circle, District, Bakerloo, Hamm&City, Rail Station, Heathrow Express.

Extensive bus network linking Padd with the rest of central and west London!!


There are a few supermarkets in the area: a massive Safeway on Edgw Rd, Sainsbury's@ Padd Rail Station & Westbrn Grove, M&S on Edgw Rd and in the Whiteley's shop. mall in Bayswater. Want more? Budgens and so on...


Plenty of choice in the area, chiropractor in Norfolk Place, herbal/alterntv medicine on Praed street PLUS the benefit of living close to Saint Mary's Hospital! well, God forbid..!


As bars

Tue May 20


There is also a budgens on Westbourne Grove. Much quieter than the safeways on Edgeware road. Good for essentials.

Tue Feb 11


Well there's a small Sainsburys located in the station which has your essentials but not much of a range, then there's Safeway on Edgware Road, which is always hideously busy. Expect tiny aisles, no trolleys, long queues and rude staff. There's also Tesco off Edgware Road but it's a bit further away and also quite small. Best option in Paddington is internet shopping!

Mon Dec 30

2 cool places to drink are...

Cubana and Steam. Cubana is a funky little Cuban bar on Southwick Street, which serves the most fantastic margaritas and nice food too. Steam, located in the Hilton right by the station, is also very nice and does amazing eggs benedict.

Mon Dec 30

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