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.
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.
Burgers? We've had a few, but rarely to do they match the patties you'll find at The Green Man. This fun Paddington pub perched on the corner of Edgeware Road and Bell Street is known for its great cask ales and friendly service, alongside its meatier offerings, including one fabled menu item known as 'The Juicy Bastard'.
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.
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 time has finally come for getting cosy in magical surroundings. The ultimate way to get into the festive spirit, Little Venice Igloo comes complete with faux fur throws, glittering lights and a heater for keeping toasty.
One of the best bars in Paddington basin, this fun and friendly bar is all about the good times. Alongside a top notch daily selection of classic cocktails and award-winning burgers, Lockhouse also know how to host one hell of brunch - so if duck benedicts and a few glasses of fizz float your boat we'll know where to find you on Saturday mornings.
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.
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.
Skylark Roof Garden promises to be an essential venture this summer thanks to its incredible views of the city. Proudly placed on the banks of Little Venice, the rooftop bar serves a menu of frozen cocktails and handpicked wines to enjoy in the sun.
Perfectly placed next to the canal, Smith's Bar & Grill mixes excellent British grub and gorgeous drinks in one sleek package. Whether you're cosying up inside with Sunday roasts and a nice glass of red, or taking in the air on their terrace with a table full of happy hour cocktails, Smith's has got the atmosphere for any day or night out.
A slick but understated hotel bar and restaurant, Lagenda offers a gorgeous selection of Malaysian and Chinese dishes, as well as some highly quaffable cocktails. Located midway between Paddington and Bayswater, the eatery a place for hotel residents and local revellers to enjoy fine food in a lowkey but atmospheric setting.
Sat right on the edge of Paddington basin, BrewDog offers a perfect spot for a post-work pint. Boasting an extensive selection of signature and guest beers to sample, the bar also makes sure you don't go hungry with an impressive line-up of mouthwatering burgers.
Explore over 120 wines by the glass at Paddington's bustling wine bar, Vagabond. With new arrivals every week and an ever-rotating selection of expertly-picked bottles, it's an essential destination for any of London's wine-lovers seeking after-work refreshment.