If your trip planning is well underway but you haven’t yet thought about exploring Bayswater, we’d highly recommend that you allow a morning or afternoon to wander around and explore this part of the city. The Bayswater neighbourhood is located right in the centre of London. Though Bayswater itself is not often credited as being one of the main tourist hotspots, it is extremely close to some of London’s best sights and has excellent transport links. In fact, it’s only a short walk from Hyde Park, Mayfair and Paddington so it’s well worth familiarising yourself with this area by accessing the Bayswater tube station.
Bayswater has a great mix of cultures and traditions, making it one of the most diverse areas of the city. But, that doesn’t mean that it hasn’t stayed true to London’s history and architecture. A short walk around Bayswater and visitors will soon see that the buildings, homes and streets are quintessentially very British. There are a number of different London Underground stations in Bayswater, all of which operate a number of the most popular tube lines; Bayswater, Queensway, Lancaster Gate and Paddington stations are all within walking distance.
Bayswater itself is extremely near to the Park Grand Bayswater Hotel, which makes it a popular place for our guests to explore. There are a lot of hotels near Bayswater tube station itself, meaning there’s no shortage of visitors and tourists to the area, adding to the buzz.
Things To Do In Bayswater
There are a lot of things to do in Bayswater and its close proximity to the city centre is a huge draw. The most popular things to do in Bayswater include:
Hyde Park: Hyde Park is one of the city’s largest parks and is hugely popular with tourists and locals. Here you will find vast open spaces, the famous Serpentine lake and a place to escape the busy city.
Shopping: In Bayswater you will find Whiteleys, London’s first ever department store. The area is also nearby to Westfields shopping centre, Oxford Street, Harrods and Selfridges.
If it’s restaurants and bars you’re after, you won’t be disappointed. Bayswater offers a wide range of cuisines and nightlife, and there’s something for everything; both budget-friendly options and high end alternatives can be found nearby to the many hotels near Bayswater Tube station. Whether you’re looking for a big night out with friends or a quiet meal with the family, you won’t have far to go.
If you’re staying in Bayswater itself or one of the surrounding areas, it’s definitely worth exploring. From beautiful streets to quiet parks, it has a little bit of everything so grab your camera and a coffee, call up Google Maps on your smartphone and head out to discover a true slice of London!