Paddington Bed and Breakfast London
Thank you for visiting this page. Here is a proof of our history: our brochure and business card from 40 years ago! Something only a few hotels in the world have to be proud of! Please read on, its interesting!
The following was our paper brochure 50 years ago, from 1967. It was triple folded, used as a tariff sheet and mailed to customers who enquired about the Falcon Hotel.
This brochure was given to us by Mr & Mrs Simpson who were at Falcon for their Honeymoon in 1967 and who returned to us 40 years later in 2007 to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary back at our hotel!
A big thank you from all of us and Happy Anniversary!
The recorded tariff of 25 is actually 25 Shillings which is £1.25 in today's money! Also note the deposit required for reservations of £1 being almost one night deposit as we still do!
Interesting too is the motto "Personal Supervision and Catering", another principle we still carry with us after 40 years, although we think catering should be in a wider sense "caring". Perhaps a misprint!
The two hotels Falcon and Dover Court were separate at the time. Dover Court Hotel is now disolved.
The following was our business card which was double width landscape and folded in centre.
Notice "H&C Water, Fire [gas fires] and Radio in all rooms!"
Also interesting is the phone number PAD 8603 - PAD is short for Paddington and in today's numbers you can still call us on
+44 (0) 207 PAD 8603
Hyde Park North
+44 (0) 20 7723 8603