A mere stroll from the timeless calm of Little Venice, Paddington Basin makes a bold strike for 21st century modernity. The area is currently undergoing development, but already the iconic street furniture, voguish bars and lofty corporate headquarters give the basin a contemporary edge.
September 2004 saw Paddington Basin gain a further notch of urban style with the opening of three pioneering bridges. The Helix bridge, designed by Marcus Taylor and located near West End Quay, is a giant metal-and-glass corkscrew which retracts to allow watercraft to pass through. Be it business or pleasure, Londoners already appreciate what Paddington Basin has to offer, and within five years the completed development promises to be a truly inspiring destination.
The frontline club is nearby