London, Paddington
Starting from Paddington station this walk takes you across Hyde Park to Knightsbridge. Select pictures for larger size.

Mad Bishop and Bear
Start
at the Mad Bishop and Bear pub. This pub is actually on Paddington Station at The Lawn. A Fullers pub open all day from 8am. Free wifi
Good value pub grub is served all day.
 Enjoy a good range of real ales from Fullers.
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http://madbishopandbear.co.uk/

From the station cross Praed Street and walk down London Street and then into Sussex Place. You will see the Victoria ahead of you.

Victoria

Victoria pub Paddington

10a Strathearn Place. W2 2NH. Open all day from 11am, Sundays from noon
Good ales from Fullers, Food served all day and free wifi.
Lovely old vctorian pub with a theatre bar and a library room. Charles Dickens spent time writing "Our Mutual Friend" in the pub.
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http://victoriapaddington.co.uk/

Retrace your steps to Praed Street. Turn left and then right into Eastbourne Terrace. Turn first left into Chilworth Street and continue walking to the end. The Cleveland Arms is on your right.

Cleveland Arms

Cleveland Arms Paddington

28 Chilworth Street. W2 6DT Open all day from 11am, Sundays from noon.  Free wifi
A friendly old-school independent pub with a mixed clientele of  locals . Five ale pumps always on and the English, Thai and Indian dishes are excellent value.
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Continue to the very end of Chilworth Street and turn left into Devonshire Terrace. Continue into Craven Terrace to reach the Mitre on your right



Mitre pub Paddington

Mitre
24 Craven Place W2 3QH. Open from 11am all day, Sundays from noon.
Traditional Youngs/Well pub with expensive but good food.
High ceilinged pub with a pleasant atmosphere. Free wifi
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http://www.mitrelancastergate.com/

Carry on in the same direction andturn left at the end and cross over to enter Hyde Park. Take the path to the right of the fountains and then hug the lake on your left. You will pass the Peter Pan statue and then the Lady Dianna fountain. Just before you reach the Lido Cafe, turn right and when you reach the main pathway, cross over and continue in the same direction on the grass to reach the exit gateways. Cross the road and enter Ennismore Gardens. When you reach the end, turn right and then left into the gardens. Walk to the end and then turn left into Brompton Road. You will see the Bunch of Grapes across the road.


Bunch of Grapes Brompton Road

Bunch of Grapes.  207 Brompton Road SW3 1LA  Open daily from 11am Mon-Sat. Sunday from noon. Free wifi

A Greene King pub with their usual range of beers plus a guest at times. Excellent unspoilt traditional decor. Tourist trap drink prices. Good value food available.
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http://gkpubs.co.uk/pubs-in-london/bunch-of-grapes-pub/

Carry on along the Brompton road and you will soon reach Harrods. Cross over when you reach the crossing and take the first left that narrows down to a pathway. At the end turn right to reach the Paxtons Head.



Paxtons Head Knightsbridge

Paxtons Head.  153 Knightsbridge SW1X 7PA Open all day from 11am

Wells and Youngs ales and another bar downstairs. Food served all day, free wifi.
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http://www.taylor-walker.co.uk/pub/paxtons-head-knightsbridge/m3948/

Knightsbridge tube station is a little further along in the same direction.




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