Our accommodation for the entire stay in London was at Tune Hotels, Praed Street, Paddington. In actuality, the hotel is much closer to both the Edgware (District & Bakerloo) tube stations rather than the Paddington station. Please note there are two separate Edgware tube stations, one running the District line and the other the Bakerloo line. They are not far apart.
Staying in Paddington is not cheap as we had stayed around here before but a promotional room rate offered by Tune made it worth it. The rate includes two single beds, room with window, WiFi, flat-screen TV, air conditioning/heater, safe, hair dryer, private bathroom with hot/cold shower and toiletries. Housekeeping is done on every 3rd day but should you require fresh towels, they are available at the check-in counter.
We have requested in advanced for a room on the 3rd or higher floor to avoid the rumbling of the tube that runs close by. We were given a room on the 4th floor facing the back and was quiet for a good night’s sleep. Lift is available but no free parking on site. However, public parking is right in-front of the entrance. Tesco Express is just across the street and right below the hotel there is a halal deli. Exiting the hotel to your left heading towards Paddington station, there are a couple of halal eateries a few lots away. Nearby, two halal Malaysian restaurant operates and the whole stretch of Edgware Road is cramped with halal restaurants mostly middle eastern. Makes deciding really difficult.
One lesser known London attraction, the Paddington Basin is right in-front of the hotel although not visible. Well, actually you need to go around Tesco, a few shop lots away and you’ll be at the Paddington Basin where several canal boats are moored right in the middle of London.