Environs

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Location

The station is bounded by Praed Street to the southeast, Bishop's Bridge Road to the northwest (running northeast/southwest); London Street to the northeast and Eastbourne Terrace to the southwest (running northwest/southeast).

A slip way, for delivery vehicles runs northwest, from Praed Street, between the station and London Street.

Entrances and Exits

The station has seven entrances/exits. Four of these are from the southwest side of the station onto Eastbourne Terrace.

  • From the refreshments area;
  • via the passage, with the ladies toilets to the northwest side;
  • The main entrance, through the clock arch from platform 1;
  • via Station Reception and First Aid.

A fifth, southeast exit leaves from the concourse, opposite platform 10, via the slip way onto Praed Street.

The northeast exit, leaves from the bridge near the ramp from platform 9. Follow the path, turn left, (northwest) towards Bishop's Bridge Road, A4206. At the northeast end of the path is a brick wall sign posted "paths to left (northwest) Little Venice, Sheldon Square, Sainsbury's and Cannon's Health Club"; to the right, (southeast) leads to London Street which runs along the northeast side of the station.

The seventh exit is the walkway to the car park, which leaves from the far (northwest) end of Platform 1. This provides both stairs-only and step-free entry to the main part of the station.

This walkway leaves platform 1 going southwest then turns northwest. There is a free phone on your right as you move away from the station.

The Free Phone en Route to the Car Park

At the time of our survey, the following services were indicated.

First Row

  Railtrack Mobility Assistance
The de Veere Cavendish Hotel
British Transport Police
Star Crown Hotels

Middle Row:

  Travel Inn
The Holiday Villa Hotel
First Great Western Train Information
City Vacations Travel Agency

Bottom Row

  Hotel Reservations, run by BHRC
The Eaton House Hotel
American Airlines
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The walkway continues for some distance, with various entrances to the car park. The details of this appear to lie beyond the scope of our survey.

Local Roads

Eastbourne Terrace

The taxi way is no longer in use. This joined Praed Street at the junction with Eastbourne Terrace. Details of how to reach Eastbourne Terrace will be provided shortly.

The First Crossing of Eastbourne Terrace

This is a two-stage crossing with push buttons and rotating cones on both sides throughout; turn left then right in the central island.

Craven Road continues southwest from the junction of Praed Street and Eastbourne Terrace.

The Northeast Side of Eastbourne Terrace, Going Northwest from Praed Street

Opposite the main entrance to the station, about 100 metres from Praed Street, is Bus Stop E, Chilworth Street, with a bus ticket machine on the railings and a shelter with 2 benches. Chilworth Street leaves Eastbourne Terrace to the southwest, slightly southeast of here.

Continuing Northwest, Beyond Stop E

  gap in the railings to steps down to the taxi way, possibly no longer available

Go down 10 then 10 steps, going southeast. From the foot of these steps, is a railing to your left leading to the zebra crossing of the taxi way. Cross to the central island, there's a railing in front of you, turn right then left before crossing to the pavement. Go slightly right from here to locate the main entrance to the station, onto platform 1. Turn right towards the concourse.

Continuing Northwest, Beyond the Gap in the Railings

  second crossing of Eastbourne Terrace

This is a one-stage crossing with sounder, push buttons and cones to your right. There is no obvious island in the middle of the road, except to either side of the walkway.

Continuing Northwest, Beyond the Second Crossing

  three drop-off only bus stops
Railings, on both sides of the pavement
third crossing of Eastbourne Terrace

This is a two-stage crossing with the button and cone to your right. Turn left then right on the central island, where the button is to your left.

Continuing Northwest, Beyond the Third Crossing

  gap in the railings to the taxi way, probably no longer available
entrance to the taxi way
island
T-junction with Bishop's Bridge Road

Southwest Side of Eastbourne Terrace, Going Northwest from Craven Road

  Chilworth Street
second crossing
Bus Stop D, Eastbourne Terrace; shelter with bench on the road side
Cleveland Terrace
third Crossing

Praed Street

Northwest Side, Going Northeast from Eastbourne Terrace

  taxi way, no longer available
entrance to the Hilton
railings
exit from the Hilton
slip way into station, crossing has button and cones to each side
entrance to Paddington Underground Station
London Street, single-stage crossing with button and cone to each side
Garfunkles
Quality Crown Hotel
McDonalds
post office, Bus Stop H outside

Southeast Side of Praed Street, Going Northeast from the Junction with Eastbourne Terrace

  no tactile paving for the crossing
shop fronts
entrance to Paddington Underground station
Bus Stop F, shelter with seats
bus ticket machine on road side
crossing of Praed Street, southwest of London Street

This is a single-stage crossing with buttons and cones to each side. You cross to the island between London Street and the slip way into the station.

Continuing Northeast from the Crossing before London Street

  crossing of London Street

This is a single-stage crossing with buttons and cones to each side. The traffic is one way, from your left.

Continuing Northeast beyond London Street

  crossing of Praed street, northeast of London Street

This is a single-stage crossing with button and cone to each side.

The Slip Way

This runs northwest from Praed Street, down a slope into the station, about opposite platform 10. There's a pavement along each side of this road.

The Taxi Way

This is no longer available and is replaced by a new taxi rank leading from Bishopsbridge Road.

We understand the Passenger Assistance Reception is still accessed from platform 1 and is accessible from outside the station. Beyond (northeast of) this is:

  Bus Stop B
shelter resumes
entrance into refreshments area
door to Sainsbury's, button on right to open

The wall continues to the corner with Praed Street. There's tactile paving in front of you for the crossing of Praed Street. This should be treated as a single--stage crossing with button to each side when crossing away from the station. When crossing towards the station the button is to your right.

Local Buses

Stop B, Outside the Station, Left of the Main Entrance

Serves 705 bus to Victoria Station, Waterloo station, London Bridge station, and Liverpool Street Station.

Bus Stop D, Eastbourne Terrace; on the Southwest Side of Eastbourne Terrace

Serves buses towards Ladbroke Grove, Kensington, or Royal Oak, 7, 15 alighting only, 23, 27, 36, 205 alighting only, 436, N7, N15, N23, N27 and N36.

Bus Stop E, Chilworth Street; on the Northeast Side of Eastbourne Terrace

Serves buses towards Baker Street or Marble Arch, 7, 15, 23, 27, 36, 205, 436, N7, N15, N23, N27 and N36.

Bus Stop F, Paddington Station; on the Southeast Side of Praed Street

Serves buses towards Ladbroke Grove Kensington or Royal Oak; 7, 15, 23, 27, 36, 205, 436, N7 and N15. The 23, 27, 36 and 205 are 24 hour services.

Stop H

Serves 7, 15, 23, 27, 36, 205, 332, 436, N7, N15 and Original London Tours. The 23, 27, 36 and 205 are 24 hour services.

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© 2004, Terry Robinson

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