Paddington was first opened in 1854. Since then the station has been redeveloped substantially, most recently undergoing a project to restore the glass roof and refresh the retail area.
The present station was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel with assistance from Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt, with the modern Lawn area and concourse remodelled by Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners, in conjunction with Rodney Fitch.
Features include the impressive train sheds and roof, the station clock - made famous in the films Paddington and Paddington 2 (Paul King, 2014) and the war memorial. The Lawn area also offers opportunities, with several floors of retail.
Previous projects include: Last Night in Soho (Edgar Wright, 2021), Temple (Mark O'Rowe, 2019), The Romanoffs (Matthew Weiner, 2018), Peter Rabbit (Will Gluck, 2018), Paddington 1&2 (Paul King, 2014 and 2017), London Spy (Tom Rob Smith, 2015), About Time (Richard Curtis, 2013), The Bank Job (Roger Donaldson, 2008), Cassandra's Dream (Woody Allen, 2007), If Only (Gil Junger, 2004), Layer Cake (Matthew Vaughn, 2004), Quadrophenia (Franc Roddam, 1979), Murder She Said (George Pollock, 1961), The Man who Never Was (Ronald Neame, 1956).
London Paddington station
Within M25 area, Iconic landmarks, Stations, Victorian