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The 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 transshipment facility, and a hive of activity.
A consortium in partnership with British Waterways began work in January 2000 by draining the basin.
- Canals of the United Kingdom
- History of the British canal system
- List of canal basins in the United Kingdom
- http://www.paddingtonbasin.co.uk/[dead link]
- Masterplan of development work[dead link]