I have 17 pubs in my Paddington folder. This is just one of them. Hopefully, I will get to more of them in the fullness of time.
The Unicorn Hotel is on Oxford Street just opposite the western end of Victoria Barracks. It has a great art-deco facade and really rocks all weekend. The front bar is called 'The Fringe Bar', and on Saturday from early until about 4pm hosts an eclectic market of young designers. They have ego and are not cheap, but they have some out-there stuff.
As you can see from the banners, Monday is stand-up comedy night, but with a kink. Actually, the entire establishment is a bit kinky, but extremely popular. Negotiating my way through the crowd that has spilled onto the pavement on a Friday or Saturday night (on my way to the Verona Cinema) is a tad hazardous. Many thanks to the burly bouncers!