London Paddington station, also known as London Paddington, or just simply Paddington, is a major National Rail and London Underground station complex in the Paddington area near central London. It is the seventh busiest rail terminal in London.
The National Rail station is officially named London Paddington. It is the London terminus for long distance trains, operated by First Great Western, to the West Country, Bristol, Bath, Worcester, Hereford, and Newport, Cardiff and Swansea in South Wales. It also acts as the terminus for shorter distance commuter services to West London and the Thames Valley, also operated by First Great Western. Two services from Paddington serve Heathrow Airport; the Heathrow Express travels non-stop whilst the Heathrow Connect service runs along the same route but calling at most intermediate stations. Paddington also serves as an alternative London terminal for Chiltern Railways' service to Birmingham, used when London Marylebone is inaccessible for engineering or other reasons and for one daily service.
The surrounding area is largely residential, and contains many of London's hotels. One of them is Columbia Hotel - your number one stop for an inexpensive London accommodation.