First Class Lounge, Paddington Station

Paddington First Class Lounge
Green Tea
First Class Lounge

While travelling to Oxford for a short break, I treated myself to a first class ticket with First Great Western railways. For a reasonable £30, the return journey included use of the First Class Lounge at Paddington Station.

Brunel’s majestic and beautiful station was opened in 1854 to serve the Great Western Railway and has been in use ever since.
If you have time before boarding your train, it is well worth exploring – at least walk to the end of the station to take in the incredible structure.

Paddington First Class Lounge is on platform one and is excellent (mind you, I usually use the one at Euston).
There are two areas, each with a different feel.

Turn left at the entrance for a white, airy business-like but relaxed room. Comfy chairs, Sky TV (silent with subtitles), newspapers, magazines (Intelligent Life, Wired etc.) and wi-fi. A lovely, peaceful place if you need to catch up on work.
The right hand lounge has a traditional, old station hotel feel with button back sofas, railway prints and the gentle clanking of cups and saucers.

The range of teas includes Jacksons of Picadilly organic Green Tea and English Breakfast. Serve yourself in pleasingly large white china cups from John Lewis Porcelain collection.
Snacks included pastries and biscuits as well as dried fruit and nuts, a thoughtful and healthy alternative.

A very pleasant start to my holiday.

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Canteen Covent Garden Tea in London
Price of a Cup of Tea in LondonPrice of a Cuppa : Complimentary with First Class ticket
Tea in London, Tea LeafLeaf or Bag : Jacksons of Picadilly, green tea bag
Cup of Tea in London, Tea PotCrockery : Lovely white porcelain (John Lewis)
Tea shops in London with MusicMusic : No
Cup of Tea in LondonService : Self service
first class lounge paddington TeapotKitty says: Nice and quiet and lovely posh cups
Food: Good choice of snacks, cakes, pastries, fruit and nuts
Address: Platform One, Paddington Station, W2 1HQ
Website: Paddington First Class Lounge
First Great Western Trains

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2 Responses to First Class Lounge, Paddington Station

  1. Good morning Kitty, I hope you are enjoying your break. We just returned from a couple of days in Hampshire; it was lovely.

    I have an affinity for train stations. My grandfather was a conductor on the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (CBQ, later Amtrak) railroad when I was a little girl.

    What’s the secret to snagging a £30 return ticket? Sounds like a great deal! The tea and lounge look equally great.

    • Kitty says:

      I love railways too, a very civilised way to travel, and lots of tea drinking opportunities:-).
      I think the secret with the tickets is book early, but Oxford not far from London.
      Glad you enjoyed Hampshire.

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