My husband and I are going to need to be at Paddington Station on Dec 9th (it's a Monday), so that we can get on a train that is departing at 7:30. What time do you advise we arrive at the station? Considering it's early morning and a Monday, I assume we need to allow for a lot of time because of possible traffic, etc. I'm not at all familiar with London traffic on a Monday morning so any help would be VERY much appreciated.
Also, I was thinking about booking a hotel room near the station so that we can fight less traffic. Is the area around Paddington Station an area that you might recommend staying? We'll be staying in London several days prior to our train reservations.