This Christmas, Paddington Central is all about (safely) celebrating our incredible local community. With beautiful festive rainbow-inspired installations, and online competitions to win £100 in vouchers to Paddington Central’s restaurants and touchless donation points, this season is all about spreading cheer and saying thank you to the NHS workers of St Mary’s hospital in Paddington. We also want to support those local businesses (from Vagabond, Pergola and Beany Green to the Grand Duchess and London Shell Co.) who make Paddington such a special place.
Follow the Rainbow Lights and support St. Mary's Hospital
From the 23 November you can discover a giant rainbow installation symbolising the incredible work undertaken this year by our local St Mary’s hospital. The Rainbow will be accompanied by seven illuminated light installations in all seven colours of the rainbow located across the neighbourhood and will reflect Hope, Kindness, Love, Courage, Inclusive, Peace and Joy: all the things we are truly thankful for this Christmas.
Nominate someone special to win a £100 voucher for them to eat out
Say thank you to friends, family, medical staff or local businesses who’ve shown you support this year and they could win £100 in vouchers to spend at one of Paddington Central's independent restaurants.
Here’s how to enter:
1. Take a photo at one of the Paddington Central Christmas tree installations
2. Tag someone who’s supported you during 2020 using the hashtag #rainbowatpc
3. Follow @paddingtoncentral. And that’s all!
The winners will be chosen at random each week.
Donate to St. Mary's to say thanks
There are three ways to donate to St. Mary's Hospital.
- Via the contactless donation box located next to the Paddington Central rainbow (next to the Alan Turing art installation at Bishops Bridge) or
- text GIVESTMARYS to 70085 to donate £3
- Visit our Just Giving Page - Click here to donate
About St Mary’s
St Mary’s Hospital is the major acute hospital for north west London as well as a maternity centre with consultant and midwife-led services. The hospital provides care across a wide range of specialties and runs one of four major trauma centres in London in addition to its 24/7 A&E department.