See & Do

GoBoat self-drive electric boats for hire from Merchant Square

Activities at Merchant Square

Explore London's waterways by boat or by board. Check out the fountain maze, the floating park & more...



This fun, self-drive boating experience lets you explore London from an entirely different angle - giving you access to a stunning section of the canal network.

Active 360 paddle boarding on the canal at Merchant Square

Paddle boarding

If you haven't tried paddle boarding yet, then you're in for a treat! It's the perfect combo of adventure, exercise and relaxation.

Living room at The Boathouse Boutique Hotel, Merchant Square, Paddington

The Boathouse Boutique Hotel

Book into The Boathouse London for a very different hotel experience. This super-stylish boutique hotel is moored at Merchant Square. It's the perfect romantic city getaway.

Floating Pocket Park at Merchant Square, Aerial

The Floating Pocket Park

This is a little oasis of calm in a very busy part of London - a lovely spot to relax with a sandwich or a coffee on a sunny day.

The Floating Pocket Park, Merchant Square, Paddington

The Fan Bridge

This bridge takes you across Paddington Basin and it's also a kinetic sculpture! Watch as it opens up like a traditional Japanese hand fan.


Eat & Drink

Gail's Bakery Crossiants, Merchant Square, Paddington

GAIL’s Bakery

The canalside bakery with a fantastic array of artisan bread, pastries, cakes and savoury baked goods.

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Heist Bank Bar, Merchant Square, Paddington

Heist Bank

Heist Bank is the new playground for grown-ups near the Grand Union canal and Paddington station.

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