What’s Happening in Paddington?

When I first started my Masters here at Imperial, I loved the South Kensington campus. The tall periodic buildings that surrounded it, the open lawn and copious activities within the campus – it all looked great. When I realised that this wasn’t my main campus, but Paddington was, I was a tad disappointed. As nice as Paddington is, it didn’t have the same elegant feel as South-Ken.

Nevertheless, I’ve grown to love my campus and appreciate all it’s little treasures, so I’ve decided to give a brief guide on things you can do if you ever find yourself on this campus!


1. Take a boat ride

There’s a river that runs straight through the campus, a boat ride is a nice pass-time, especially in the summer!



2. Admire the view

There are many bridges on this campus where you can simply stand and admire the view – (especially if you like tall buildings and murky rivers!)



3. Relax in Norfolk Park

This beautiful park is 5 minutes away from the campus. It’s a great spot to chill-out, and even have a game of giant chess!

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4. Somewhere nice to eat

Look out for Bonne Bouche! Not only does it have a wide variety of delicious sweet treats, but there are baguettes, pies and other hot food as well, making one of our favorite places to eat right outside of Paddington campus.

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So if you’re a new student who will be based here next year, or you just want to check out Paddington – take a look at some of these places, and I’m sure you’ll find some hidden gems of your own 🙂




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