Five Interesting Facts about Paddington

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Many of you might know where Paddington is located. But for new visitors of this era, Paddington is an amalgamated place what can easily be recognized by many people from the famous movie of Paddington or Paddington Bear. It is in the middle of the city of Westminster, central London. It's But this place is well-known for its three famous landmarks - Paddington station, St Mary's Hospital, and Paddington Police station.


In this article, we will discuss five facts about Paddington. So let’s begin…


1. Paddington Fair Day


Paddington Fair Day is a vulgar tongue used in the 1811 dictionary written by Francis Grose. Paddington Fair Day is an execution day that took place at Tyburn Gallows in Paddington. A word ‘To dance the Paddington Frisk’ means to be hanged which is also noted from 1811 Grose dictionary.


2. Paddington Bear


Paddington Bear is very familiar among almost everyone. It's a fictional character from children's literature. You might be heard this two words many times. Actually, Lots of people didn't know this is the Children’s Charity Action Medical Research official mascot. In 1958, it was first aired by the famous author Michael Bond who is literally inspired by a lone bear near Paddington station. You will find a bronze statue right at that point if you visit right now.


You just need to take a taxi to visit this place. Hire a Paddington taxi, and they will take you straight to the Paddington bear.


3. First Train Trip of Queen Victoria




Queen Victoria became the first royal member and reigning monarch to travel by train in 1842. She was traveling to Paddington from Slough after ending a royal trip to Windsor Castle, a royal residence.


4. First Omnibus Service


The Nineteenth Century was the golden time for Great Britain. Most of the big industrial and technical inventions happened at that time. Luckily, world's first ever omnibus service launched in Paddington Green in 1829.


5. Ghost Trains, A Secret Train Service


The British Parliament introduced a Parliamentary trains service in the 19th Century. This train service carried the middle-class passengers to travel at a very low cost during that time. It ran once in a day, and nobody knew about the train. That's why this train is called "Ghost Train". There is a rumor that the train still runs once a day from Paddington to West Ruislip.

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