Floating Pocket Park progress

Several days ago I wrote of the Floating Park in Paddington – that there seemed to be some issues with the pontoons & weight mass which was causing everything to go uneven. I revisited the basin this evening and it seems some of the problems have been sorted although barely any part of the floating park is level still. Barely […]

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A floating mess at Paddington?

General view of the uncompleted floating gardens looking towards Edgware Road. In September last year plans were announced for London’s first Floating Gardens to be based on the canal in Paddington right by where the basin meets Edgware Road. Have you heard about the plans for a floating garden on the canal at Paddington Basin? https://t.co/U1EXjPutzJ pic.twitter.com/1S4lQIIPMX — Merchant Square […]

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Tweets on Paddington’s Floating Pocket Park

Have you heard about the plans for a floating garden on the canal at Paddington Basin? https://t.co/U1EXjPutzJ pic.twitter.com/1S4lQIIPMX — Merchant Square (@merchantsqevent) September 9, 2016 London's first floating park plans approved https://t.co/TFzjXut4ok — Garden Club London (@gardenerslondon) January 27, 2017 Northern Pontoon all set to Float London's first Floating Park https://t.co/H2HcKC7gEL #London #Paddington #FloatingPark — Northern Pontoon (@NorthernPontoon) February 9, […]

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Is Londonist’s canal knowledge spot on?

Londonist published a feature (8 August 2016) extolling the virtues of Paddington, including trains, bears, and canals – exactly what one expects to find in the area! 😉 It mentions Paddington Basin as a branch of the Regent’s Canal…. Many would say that’s a mistake as it’s a branch off the Grand Union Canal. Hmmmmm….. It’s indeed not a Regent’s […]

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Hampstead Ponds vs the Paddington Arm

A curious title you might think, ‘Hampstead Ponds vs the Paddington Arm.’ What on earth do they have to do with each other? They’re not even related! At first sight the choice of topic might seem a little strange, however its related to the furore surrounding the Hampstead Ponds dam project. And a bit more than that… There has been […]

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Paddington’s depression?

No, Paddington Bear is certainly NOT going through a bad phase. This is about the real Paddington, that ‘depressing,’ ‘lifeless’ place developers such as Renzo Piano claim needs livening up. Fact #1 Paddington once had a lively town centre, with shops, cinemas, restuarants, and a famous theatre. Fact #2 The A40 Westway was sent right through the heart of Paddington. […]

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Paddington Bears by the canal

The Paddington Bears by the canal in…. Paddington, London, W2! All of them! There are quite a number of Paddington Bears around Paddington to commemorate the new Paddington Bear film starring Hugh Bonneville. This features all of the Paddington Bears to be found in Paddington, W2, with a particular focus on those that are sited by Paddington Basin/Grand Union/Regent’s Canal. […]

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