Paddington Basin is an area of London at Paddington. London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... Paddington is an area in the west of London in the City of Westminster. ...
The canal junction of the Regent's Canal and the Grand Junction Canal is close to this point but the basin itself is the terminus of the Paddington Arm of the Grand Junction Canal. It was opened in 1801. Paddington was chosen because of its position on the New Road which led to the east, providing for onward transport. In its heyday, the basin was a major trans-shipment facility, and a hive of activity. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Channel (geography). ... The Regents Canal is a canal across an area just to the north of central London. ... The Grand Junction Canal was a canal in England from Braunston in Northamptonshire to the River Thames at Brentford, with a number of branches. ...
A consortium in partnership with British Waterways began work in January 2000 by draining the basin. British Waterways sign near Gas Street Basin on the BCN. British Waterways is a government body sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Scottish Executive in the United Kingdom. ...
The basin is now the centre of a major redevelopment and is surrounded by modern buildings. It is the site of a new rolling bridge, built in 2004. The Rolling Bridge (also known as a curling bridge), is a new moveable bridge, built in 2004 as part of the Grand Union Canal office & retail development project at Paddington Basin, London. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...
Location: 51.518471° N 0.17355° WCoordinates: 51.518471° N 0.17355° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...
Masterplan of development work
Categories: Redevelopment projects in London | London infrastructure | Canals of London | Westminster
The Paddington arm of the Grand Union Canal terminates at PaddingtonBasin (this canal links Manchester and London).
Paddington has several famous sons, notably Alexander Fleming — the scientist who discovered Penicillin (a plaque commemorating this is placed outside his laboratory at St Mary's Hospital on Praed Street) — and Alan Turing (mathematician; there is a plaque on the Hotel where he was born: The Colonnade in Warrington Crescent).
In Paddington Station there is a display case showing Paddington Bear, a character of children's fiction who, in the book, is first discovered at this station and hence named after it.
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