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The first underground railway station in the world ran from Paddington on 10 January 1863 as the terminus of the Metropolitan Railway’s route from Farringdon.

The first Metropolitan station opened as Paddington (Bishop’s Road) but Paddington station, designed by the celebrated engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel had long been the London end of the Great Western Railway.

Paddington had been an important town west of London before it was engulfed by the metropolis. It was first a medieval parish, then a metropolitan borough and finally integrated with Westminster and Greater London in 1965. Also found in Paddington are St Mary’s Hospital (where penicillin was first discovered) and the former Paddington Green Police Station - once the most important high-security police station in the United Kingdom.

Alan Turing, the pioneer mathematician was born in Warrington Crescent.

Fictionally, Paddington Station has a display case showing Paddington Bear, a character of children’s fiction who, in the book, is first discovered at this station and hence named after it.

Paddington mainline railway station has a commuter service serving stations west of London, a mainline service to Oxford, Bristol, Bath, Taunton, Devon, Cornwall and South Wales. The Elizabeth Line now runs through, inheriting the express rail line to Heathrow Airport.




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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:44 GMT   

The world’s first underground train
The very first underground train left Paddington on the new Metropolitan Railway bound for Farringdon Street.

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Diana   
Added: 28 Feb 2024 13:52 GMT   

New Inn Yard, E1
My great grandparents x 6 lived in New Inn Yard. On this date, their son was baptised in nearby St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch

Source: BDM London, Cripplegate and Shoreditch registers written by church clerk.

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Vic Stanley   
Added: 24 Feb 2024 17:38 GMT   

Postcose
The postcode is SE15, NOT SE1

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Gillian   
Added: 17 Feb 2024 00:08 GMT   

No 36 Upper East Smithfield
My great great grandfather was born at No 36 Upper East Smithfield and spent his early years staring out at a "dead wall" of St Katharine’s Docks. His father was an outfitter and sold clothing for sailors. He describes the place as being backed by tenements in terrible condition and most of the people living there were Irish.

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 16 Feb 2024 20:32 GMT   

Name origin
Interestingly South Lambeth derives its name from the same source as Lambeth itself - a landing place for lambs.

But South Lambeth has no landing place - it is not on the River Thames

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C Hobbs   
Added: 31 Jan 2024 23:53 GMT   

George Gut (1853 - 1861)
George Gut, Master Baker lived with his family in Long Lane.
George was born in Bernbach, Hesse, Germany and came to the UK sometime in the 1840s. In 1849, George married an Englishwoman called Matilda Baker and became a nauralized Englishman. He was given the Freedom of the City of London (by Redemption in the Company of Bakers), in 1853 and was at that time, recorded as living at 3 Long Lane. In the 1861 census, George Gut was living at 11 Long Lane.

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Emma Beach   
Added: 18 Jan 2024 04:33 GMT   

William Sutton Thwaites
William Sutton Thwaites was the father of Frances Lydia Alice Knorr nee Thwaites�’�’she was executed in 1894 in Melbourne, Victoria Australia for infanticide. In the year prior to his marriage, to her mother Frances Jeanette Thwaites nee Robin, William Sutton was working as a tailor for Mr Orchard who employed four tailors in the hamlet of Mile End Old Town on at Crombies Row, Commercial Road East.

Source: 1861 England Census Class: Rg 9; Piece: 293; Folio: 20; Page: 2; GSU roll: 542608

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Simon   
Added: 15 Jan 2024 15:44 GMT   

Simon De Charmes, clockmaker
De Charmes (or Des Charmes), Simon, of French Huguenot extraction. Recorded 1688 and Free of the Clockmakers’ Company 1691-1730. In London until 1704 at least at ’his House, the Sign of the Clock, the Corner of Warwick St, Charing Cross’. See Brian Loomes The Early Clockmakers of Great Britain, NAG Press, 1981, p.188

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Born here
Jacqueline Mico   
Added: 14 Jan 2024 07:29 GMT   

Robert Bolam
This is where my grandad was born, he went on to be a beautiful man, he became a shop owner, a father, and grandfather, he lost a leg when he was a milkman and the horse kicked him, then opened a shop in New Cross and then moved to Lewisham where he had a Newsagents and tobacconists.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
The Paddington Green Children’s Hospital opened in August 1883.
Bishop’s Bridge Bishop’s Bridge, sometimes known as Paddington Bridge, is a road bridge which carries Bishop’s Bridge Road across the rail approaches to Paddington station
Fountains Abbey The Fountains Abbey was opened in 1824 and quickly became a popular meeting place for locals.
Paddington The first underground railway station in the world ran from Paddington on 10 January 1863 as the terminus of the Metropolitan Railway’s route from Farringdon.
St Mary’s Hospital, London St Mary’s Hospital is a hospital in Paddington, founded in 1845.

NEARBY STREETS
102474, W2 Norfolk Square is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Africa House, W2 Africa House is a block on Blomfield Villas (Paddington)
Albion Close, W2 Albion Close dates from around 1830 (Paddington)
Albion Mews, W2 Albion Mews is a cobbled cul-de-sac that is approached through an entrance under a building on Albion Street (Paddington)
Albion Street, W2 Albion Street was laid out over the Pightle field in the late 1820s (Paddington)
Alleyn Court, W2 Alleyn Court is a block on Alleyn Court (Paddington)
Archery Close, W2 Archery Close is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Balmoral Apartments, W2 Balmoral Apartments is a building on Praed Street (Edgware Road)
Bathurst Mews, W2 Bathurst Mews is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Belvedere Strand, W2 Belvedere Strand is a road in the NW9 postcode area (Paddington)
Bishop’s Bridge Road, W2 Bishop’s Bridge Road, now a main thoroughfare, began life as a footpath (Paddington)
Blomfield Mews, W2 Blomfield Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area (Little Venice)
Bouverie Place, W2 Bouverie Place is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Brecon House, W2 Brecon House is a block on Cleveland Terrace (Paddington)
Brewers Court, W2 Brewers’ Court was finished in 1976 (Paddington)
Bridgewater House, W2 Bridgewater House is a building on Cleveland Terrace (Paddington)
Brook Mews North, W2 Brook Mews North is a through road between Craven Terrace and Craven Hill.
Brunel House, W2 Brunel House is a block on Westbourne Terrace (Paddington)
Burwood Place, W2 Burwood Place is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Caernarvon House, W2 The 1955-built Caernarvon House is on the Hallfield Estate (Paddington)
Cambridge Square, W2 Cambridge Square is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Canalside Walk, W2 Canalside Walk is a location in London (Paddington)
Capital House, W2 Capital House is located on Craven Road (Paddington)
Chelwood House, W2 Chelwood House is a block on Gloucester Square (Paddington)
Chilworth Court, W2 Chilworth Court is a block on Gloucester Terrace (Paddington)
Chilworth Mews, W2 Chilworth Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Chilworth Street, W2 Chilworth Street, originally called Charles Street, is an east-west street in W2 (Paddington)
Clarendon Place, W2 Clarendon Place is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Cleveland Court, W2 Cleveland Court is a block on Leinster Gardens (Paddington)
Cleveland Gardens, W2 Cleveland Gardens is a short stretch of road behind Cleveland Square (Paddington)
Cleveland Square, W2 Cleveland Square is a notable square in Paddington (Paddington)
Cleveland Terrace, W2 Cleveland Terrace is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Clifton Place, W2 Clifton Place is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Cloucester Mews West, W2 Cloucester Mews West is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Conduit Mews, W2 Conduit Mews is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Conduit Passage, W2 Conduit Passage is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Conduit Place, W2 Conduit Place is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Connaught Close, W2 Connaught Close is a cul-de-sac off Connaught Street (Paddington)
Connaught Square, W2 Connaught Square was the first square of city houses to be built in the Bayswater area. (Paddington)
Connaught Street, W2 Connaught Street is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Corlett Street, NW1 Corlett Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area (Edgware Road)
Craven Court, W2 Craven Court is a block on Craven Road
Craven Road, W2 The Earl of Craven owned the land on which the road was later built (Paddington)
Devonshire Court, W2 Devonshire Court is a building on Gloucester Terrace (Paddington)
Devonshire Terrace, W2 Devonshire Terrace is a street in Paddington
Diamond House, W2 Diamond House is a block on Praed Street (Paddington)
Dudley Street, W2 Dudley Street is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Eastbourne Mews, W2 Eastbourne Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Eastbourne Terrace, W2 Eastbourne Terrace is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Edna House, W2 Edna House is a building on Norfolk Square (Paddington)
Enterprise House, W2 Enterprise House is located on Westbourne Terrace (Paddington)
Frederick Close, W2 Frederick Close is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Gloucester Gardens, W2 Gloucester Gardens is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Gloucester Mews, W2 Gloucester Mews is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Gloucester Square, W2 Gloucester Square is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Gloucester Terrace, W2 Gloucester Terrace is an 1850s development (Paddington)
Harbet Road, W2 Harbet Road is a street in Paddington (Edgware Road)
Harrow Road, W2 Harrow Road is one of the main arterial roads of London, leading northwest out of the capital (Little Venice)
Hermitage Street, W2 Hermitage Street is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Holy Trinity House, W2 Holy Trinity House is a building on Orsett Terrace (Paddington)
Howards Way, W2 Howards Way is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Hurlingham House, W2 Hurlingham House is sited on Westbourne Terrace Road (Paddington)
Hyde Park Crescent, W2 Hyde Park Crescent is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Hyde Park Gardens Mews, W2 Hyde Park Gardens Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Hyde Park Gardens, W2 Hyde Park Gardens - also known as Hyde Park Terrace - consists of two roads running adjacent to the north western corner of Hyde Park (Paddington)
Hyde Park Square, W2 Hyde Park Square was part of ’Tyburnia’ - planned in 1827 by Samuel Pepys Cockerell for the Bishop of London’s Estate (Paddington)
Hyde Park Street, W2 Hyde Park Street is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Joe Strummer Subway, W2 Joe Strummer Subway is a road in the W2 postcode area (Edgware Road)
John Aird Court, W2 John Aird Court can be found on John Aird Court (Little Venice)
Junction Mews, W2 Junction Mews is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Junction Place, W2 Junction Place is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Kendal Street, W2 Kendal Street is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Kingdom Street, W2 Kingdom Street is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Leinster Gardens, W2 Leinster Gardens began its life in the early 1840s
London Mews, W2 London Mews is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
London Street, W2 London Street is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Macmillan House, W2 Residential block (Paddington)
Mara House, W2 Mara House is located on Sussex Gardens (Paddington)
Marshall Building, W2 Marshall Building can be found on Hermitage Street (Paddington)
Marylebone Flyover, W2 Marylebone Flyover is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Merchant Square, W2 Merchant Square is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Mimet House, W2 Mimet House is a block on Praed Street (Edgware Road)
Montgomery House, W2 Montgomery House is a block on Harrow Road (Paddington)
Munkenbeck Building, W2 Munkenbeck Building is a block on Hermitage Street (Paddington)
Newcastle Mews, W2 Newcastle Mews lay off the Edgware Road (Edgware Road)
Newcastle Place, W2 Newcastle Place is a location in London (Edgware Road)
Norfolk Crescent, W2 Norfolk Crescent is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Norfolk Place, W2 Norfolk Place is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
North Wharf Road, W2 North Wharf Road is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Orsett Mews, W2 Orsett Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Orsett Terrace, W2 Orsett Terrace combined with Orsett Place to form one street in Paddington (Paddington)
Oxford Square, W2 Oxford Square is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Paddington Green, W2 Paddington Green is a surviving fragment of the original rural fabric of the area (Little Venice)
Park West, W2 Park West is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Pembroke House, W2 Pembroke House can be found on Hallfield Estate (Paddington)
Peninsula Apartments, W2 Peninsula Apartments is a block on Praed Street (Paddington)
Pickering House, W2 Pickering House is a block on Hallfield Estate (Paddington)
Porchester Place, W2 Porchester Place is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Porchester Terrace North, W2 Porchester Terrace North is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Porteus Road, W2 Porteus Road is a road in the W2 postcode area (Little Venice)
Praed Mews, W2 Praed Mews is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Praed Street, W2 Praed Street was named after William Praed, chairman of the company which built the canal basin which lies just to its north (Paddington)
Quadrangle, W2 Quadrangle is a block on Sussex Gardens (Paddington)
Queen’s Gardens, W2 This is a street in the W2 postcode area
Queens Gardens, W2 Queens Gardens is a street in Paddington
Radnor Lodge, W2 Radnor Lodge is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Radnor Mews, W2 Radnor Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Radnor Place, W2 Radnor Place is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Rainsford Street, W2 Rainsford Street is the successor to the longer Cambridge Mews and incorporated York Row in 1931 (Paddington)
Ranelagh Bridge, W2 Ranelagh Bridge is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Reading House, W2 Reading House is a building on Hallfield Estate (Bayswater)
Robert Crosbie House, W2 Robert Crosbie House is sited on Queen’s Gardens
Rosewood Walk, W2 Rosewood Walk is a location in London (Paddington)
Sale Place, W2 Sale Place is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Sheldon Square, W2 Sheldon Square is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Sitia House, W2 Sitia House is a block on Devonshire Terrace
Smallbrook Mews, W2 Smallbrook Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
South Wharf Road, W2 South Wharf Road is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Southwick Mews, W2 Southwick Mews leads off Southwick Street (Paddington)
Southwick Place, W2 Southwick Place is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Southwick Street, W2 Southwick Street is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Spring Street, W2 Spring Street is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
St James’s Court, W2 St James’s Court is a block on Gloucester Terrace
St Mary’s Square, W2 Saint Mary’s Square is a square in the W2 postcode area (Little Venice)
St Mellons House, W2 St Mellons House is a building on Sussex Place (Paddington)
St Michael’s Street, W2 Saint Michael’s Street is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Star Street, W2 Star Street is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Strathearn Place, W2 Strathearn Place is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Sussex Court, W2 Sussex Court is a building on Spring Street (Paddington)
Sussex Gardens, W2 Sussex Gardens is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Sussex Place, W2 Sussex Place is a street in Paddington (Paddington)
Sussex Square, W2 Sussex Square is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Swinton House, W2 Swinton House is a block on Gloucester Terrace
Talbot Square, W2 Talbot Square was laid out in 1842 on the site of the former Lower Reservoir of the Grand Junction Canal Company (Paddington)
Tenby House, W2 Tenby House is a block on Cleveland Gardens (Paddington)
The Battleship Building, W2 The Battleship Building is a block on Harrow Road (Little Venice)
The Quadrangle Tower, W2 The Quadrangle Tower can be found on Cambridge Square (Paddington)
The Water Gardens, W2 The Water Gardens is a block in front of an open space of the same name (Paddington)
Thyateira House, W2 Thyateira House is a block on Craven Hill
Tournament House, W2 Tournament House is a block on Praed Street (Paddington)
Trinity Court, W2 Trinity Court is a block on Gloucester Terrace (Paddington)
Upbrook Mews, W2 Upbrook Mews is built on top of the former Westbourne River (Paddington)
Warwick Crescent, W2 Warwick Crescent lies along a southern edge of the Little Venice Pool (Little Venice)
Waterside House, W2 Waterside House is sited on North Wharf Road (Paddington)
Westbourne Court, W2 Westbourne Court stood at the corner of Orsett Terrace and Westbourne Terrace by 1938 (Paddington)
Westbourne Terrace Mews, W2 Westbourne Terrace Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Westbourne Terrace Road, W2 Westbourne Terrace Road is a street located in Little Venice that connects Blomfield Road in the north and Westbourne Bridge in the south. (Little Venice)
Westbourne Terrace, W2 Westbourne Terrace was an idea of George Gutch the builder (Paddington)
Westcliffe Apartments, W2 Westcliffe Apartments is located on South Wharf Road (Paddington)
Westway, W2 At its opening, Westway was the largest continuous concrete structure in Britain (Little Venice)
Wilson House, W2 Wilson House is a block (Paddington)
Winsland Street, W2 Winsland Street is a road in the W2 postcode area (Paddington)
Worcester House, W2 Worcester House is a block on Unnamed Road (Paddington)

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