Bars in Paddington

One of West London's most underrated areas, Paddington is fast becoming a mecca for great food and drink. Whether you're sipping beside the basin or heading for brunch by the canal, W2 is packed with places for any and all occasions. To help you get a better grip on where to head first, we've done you the service of rounding up our top picks for the best bars in Paddington.

Last updated on 2nd December 2020

Darcie & May Green

62 user reviews 5

Arguably the best brunch spot in Paddington, Darcie & May Green is a barge boat with some serious breakfast chops. Take a seat on the deck with views over the Grand Union Canal and get stuck into some sublime Australian-inspired eats, from smashed avocado to sweetcorn fritters.

The Union Bar Paddington

57 user reviews 4

Sat next to Paddington Station, and just a short walk from Little Venice, this fun and friendly bar is an excellent place to bed down for a few pints if you're in the West London area. Whether you're stopping in for coffee with colleagues, or making a meal of it with friends, this casual but charming venue is an easy choice for any occasion. 

The Victoria

31 user reviews 5

A historic pub in the heart of London, The Victoria is as old as Paddington Station itself. Believed to have been built around 1838, its held up well over time and makes for an excellent sipping spot to this day. Head over to the Strathearn Place bar for casual drinks and moreish Sunday spreads at this award-winning pub.


93 user reviews 4

One of Paddington's premiere party bars, HUCKSTER is a wonderland of drinks, street food and things to do. A colourful hub set over multiple levels, this fun watering hole is the ultimate spot for group celebration thanks to its varied onsite activities, from karaoke to bottomless brunch.

Heist Bank

322 user reviews 5

Industrial interiors and fresh flowers your thing? We'd recommend a trip to Heist Bank. Dripping in cool and serving up a delicious selection of craft beers, cocktails and moreish wood-fired pizzas, this great Paddington bar is just the thing for after work drinks and relaxed weekend jaunts.