Visiting Merchant Square

Deckchairs on the Canal at Merchant Square

Overview

Merchant Square is the hidden gem in the heart of Paddington.

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Merchant Square is traffic-free, so one of the best ways to arrive here and explore the area is on foot. To find the best route for you, visit Google Maps.

Merchant Square is adjacent to Paddington Station and a 3-minute walk from Edgware Road Station.

If you’re travelling to Merchant Square by bike, the closest bike racks are outside 5 Merchant Square, on the canal towpath at the Paddington Station entrance, and at North Wharf Road. See the map for more bike parking.

Please note that Electric E-scooters and E-bikes are not permitted on the canal towpath as per the policy of the Canal and River Trust. Human-powered scooters and bikes are allowed, but we ask that you are always mindful of pedestrians.

There are three locations around Merchant Square with Santander bike hire. Find the closest docking station here.

The closest stations to Merchant Square are Paddington and Edgware Road. It is easily reached from the Circle, District, Bakerloo, Hammersmith and City lines as well as the new Elizabeth line.

Paddington Station has an exit that takes you directly to Merchant Square via a footbridge. Edgware Road is a 3-minute walk. Here is the best walking route from Edgware Road on Google Maps.

Paddington Station is the London terminus of Great Western Main Line with services to West London and the Thames Valley region as well as intercity services to South West England and South Wales.

Paddington is also the terminus for Heathrow Express, which takes you to the airport in 15 minutes.

The area is well served by bus. The following lines pass near Merchant Square – 18, 205, 23, 27, 332, 46 and 7.

Find the best bus route for you here.

Merchant Square is traffic-free, so one of the best ways to arrive here and explore the area is on foot. To find the best route for you, visit Google Maps.

Merchant Square is adjacent to Paddington Station and a 3-minute walk from Edgware Road Station.

If you’re travelling to Merchant Square by bike, the closest bike racks are outside 5 Merchant Square, on the canal towpath at the Paddington Station entrance, and at North Wharf Road. See the map for more bike parking.

Please note that Electric E-scooters and E-bikes are not permitted on the canal towpath as per the policy of the Canal and River Trust. Human-powered scooters and bikes are allowed, but we ask that you are always mindful of pedestrians.

There are three locations around Merchant Square with Santander bike hire. Find the closest docking station here.

The closest stations to Merchant Square are Paddington and Edgware Road. It is easily reached from the Circle, District, Bakerloo, Hammersmith and City lines as well as the new Elizabeth line.

Paddington Station has an exit that takes you directly to Merchant Square via a footbridge. Edgware Road is a 3-minute walk. Here is the best walking route from Edgware Road on Google Maps.

Paddington Station is the London terminus of Great Western Main Line with services to West London and the Thames Valley region as well as intercity services to South West England and South Wales.

Paddington is also the terminus for Heathrow Express, which takes you to the airport in 15 minutes.

The area is well served by bus. The following lines pass near Merchant Square – 18, 205, 23, 27, 332, 46 and 7.

Find the best bus route for you here.

The Green Team at Merchant Square Paddington

Toilets

You’ll find public bathrooms beside Pizza Express. They are currently available from 10am – 6pm each day. One of our team in the green Merchant Square shirts will be happy to unlock them for you.

3 Canalside Walk with the canal, Merchant Square

Visitor information

The street food trucks at Merchant Square operate 12 noon – 2.30pm Monday to Friday.

The fountain maze is on daily, generally from 7am – 7pm, unless there are high winds.

The fan bridge lifts Wednesday and Friday at 12 noon.

Merchant Square is dog friendly and restaurants such as KUPP welcome dogs. A doggy drinking station is coming soon.

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