London area of Bayswater guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Bayswater neighbourhood

The culturally diverse inhabitants of Bayswater live in one of London's most architecturally traditional areas. London's Arabic, American, and Greek communities make their homes in pillared Georgian terraces and neat garden squares, with a great expanse of Hyde Park's landscaped English parkland almost on their doorsteps. Edgware Road is London's Arab high street, and in summer the air is rich with the scents of Okacbasi barbecues and shisha pipes (now banished to the outdoor terraces) and full of the sounds of Middle Eastern and North African music. The Americans, meanwhile, congregate around Whiteley's, a century-old department store that was the closest thing London has to a US-style mall prior to the opening of Westfield and One New Change. The surrounding hotels offer a fabulous base from which to explore central London.

See our recommended nearby Bayswater Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Bayswater Hotels

in or near Bayswater
The Park Grand London Paddington
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
1 - 3 Queens Gardens, W2
This lovely four star offering is very well located in a quiet corner amidst the hustle and bustle of Paddington. Come to the Park Grand London ... More
 
 
 
The Caesar Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
26-33 Queens Gardens., W2
This designer hotel offers guests the ultimate in style and comfort. Bedrooms are beautifully decorated with modern furniture and bright fresh colours. Enjoy the tranquillity of ... More
 
 
 
Cleveland Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
39-40 Cleveland Square, W2
This 5 star Boutique aparthotel is ideally located in Bayswater which is a a stroll away from Hype Park. Being close to Paddington Station ... More
 
 
 

Bayswater Entertainment

in or near Bayswater
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The Idler Academy
London > Entertainment > 81 Westbourne Park Road, Bayswater, London W2
If you like your coffee with a strong shot of philosophy, The Idler Academy is the place for you. This cafe-cum-centre of learning was set up ... More
 
 
 
UCI
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
2nd Floor, Whiteleys Shopping Centre, Queensway, Bayswater, London W2
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Odeon Whiteleys
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Queensway, Bayswater, Bayswater, London W2
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Bayswater Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Bayswater
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Art Work Space: The Hempel Hotel
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
31-35 Craven Hill Gardens, Bayswater, London W2
Art Work Space is an independent art gallery on the lower ground floor of The Hempel hotel, showcasing emerging artists working in a variety of media ... More
 
 
 
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Subway Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 Edgware Road Subway, Bayswater, London W2
Take the pedestrian subway below Edgware Road and Harrow Road and you'll come across a hidden corner of culture in the Subway Gallery. Situated under landmarks ... More
 
 
 
Trinity Arts Centre
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
170 Gloucester Terrace, Bayswater, London W2
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Bayswater Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Bayswater
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The Porchester Spa
London > Shopping > Health and Beauty
The Porchester Centre, Bayswater, London W2
Original Art Deco spa and treatment centre. A decidedly more relaxing London experience, Porchester Spa isn’t a homogenous treatment centre that could be located anywhere in the ... More
 
 
 
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Gina Conway Aveda Lifestyle Salon
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
62 Westbourne Grove Road, Bayswater, London W2
This excellent hair and beauty clinic on the Westbourne Grove Road offers the full range of cutting, styling and beauty treatments. Gina Conway is an American ... More
 
 
 
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L'Artisan du Chocolat
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
81 Westbourne Grove, Bayswater, London W2
Ever tried lapsang souchong flavoured chocolate? How about Sichuan pepper or red wine and tobacco? If not, you probably haven't yet visited L'Artisan du Chocolat, an ... More
 
 
 

Bayswater Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Bayswater London?
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Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Paddington Station, Bayswater, London W2
Nero is probably the best of the Capital’s coffee shop chains. Offers a wide range of authentic Italian coffee in a pleasant relaxed environment. Snacks include ... More
 
 
 
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Yo! Sushi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
Paddington Station, Bayswater, London W2
For anyone who needs a fast, healthy lunch Yo! Sushi is the place to go. Its conveyor belt service means you've always got plenty of choice, ... More
 
 
 
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Ask! Pizza
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
41-43 Spring Street, Bayswater, London W2
A good pizza chain. Serves tasty large Italian pizzas, pasta and salads in light spacious restaurants. A reliable and quick meal option.... More
 
 
 

Bayswater Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Bayswater.
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Victoria
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10a Strathearn Place, Bayswater, London W2
High up on a wall, behind the counter of this opulent, smart Victorian pub is a clock dated 1864. A framed copy of the Sun newspaper ... More
 
 
 
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The Prince Bonaparte
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
80 Chepstow Road, Bayswater, London W2
Situated in the heart of London's trendy Notting Hill area, The Prince Bonaparte gastropub offers a warm atmosphere that most other pubs simply cannot. The warmth ... More
 
 
 
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The Cow
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
89 Westbourne Park Road, Bayswater, London W2
Sitting on top of a noisy, packed pub, this dining room serves excellent traditional British food at steep prices. The Cow is hugely popular with locals, ... More
 
 
 

Bayswater Nightlife

Bayswater clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Westbourne House
London > Nightlife > Bars
65 Westbourne Grove, Bayswater, London W2
Boasting an elegant design, this large venue is a popular place for perusing the long and imaginative cocktail list. Westbourne House is more of a bar ... More
 
 
 
The Mitre
London > Nightlife > Bars
24 Craven Terrace, Bayswater, London W2
Set in the heart of Bayswater and only 50 metres from Hyde Park, the Mitre is a beautiful Grade II listed pub popular with regulars and ... More
 
 
 
The Gyngleboy
London > Nightlife > Bars
27 Spring Street, Bayswater, London W2
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Bayswater Leisure

Bayswater gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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All Star Lanes, Bayswater
London > Leisure > Activities
Whiteleys, 6 Porchester Gardens, Bayswater, Bayswater, London W2
A Vogue shoot with hot model Daisy Lowe just goes to show the height of hip that All Star Lanes has reached. This fun bowling alley ... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Princes Square, Bayswater, London W2
Technically two different parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are in practical and historical terms one huge, merging expanse. Almost every kind of outdoor pursuit takes ... More
 
 
 
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Space NK
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
127-131 Westbourne Grove, Bayswater, London W2
This spacious Westbourne Grove branch of beauty emporium Space NK is one of only two London stores to offer treatments at the luxurious Spa.NK. The shop, ... More
 
 
 

Bayswater Education

in or near Bayswater
SKOLA International Community School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
12 Porchester Place, Marble Arch, Bayswater, London W2
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Bayswater Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Bayswater.
Comfort Inn Hyde Park
London > Business > Venue Hire
18-19 Craven Hill Gardens, Bayswater, London W2
Located on a peaceful, tree-lined street in easy walking distance of Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and the Serpentine boating lake, the Comfort Inn Hyde Park is ... More
 
 
 
Central Park Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
49 Queensborough Terrace, Bayswater, Bayswater, London W2
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Hilton London Paddington
London > Business > Venue Hire
146 Praed Street, Paddington, Bayswater, London W2
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