Bayswater is an attractive, mellow and leafy area of the City of Westminster, just to the west of Kensington and on the northwest side of Hyde Park. An excellent place to stay for its relaxed atmosphere, close proximity to the attractions of the city and its understated cosmopolitan charm. Bayswater has a diverse local population of Britons, Arabs, Brazilians, Greeks and Americans. Nearby attractions include Hyde Park and all it has to offer, and a great range of restaurants.
Bayswater hotels run the gamut of quality, and there are certainly plenty of them. While there are no five star properties in the area, most hover around the four star mark and are often interesting and characterful places to stay.
The Grand Royale Hyde Park is the closest of the Bayswater Hotels to the station, and is a beautiful place to stay. The lobby of this four star hotel appears to be made entirely out of mahogany and stained glass, and the place has a classy old world feel to it.
Second closest and considerably cheaper is the one star London House Hotel, which is slightly let down by a bland, sterile atmosphere, especially in its canteen-like dining room, but should provide all the comforts needed for a pleasant stay. Certainly, its customer satisfaction rating is remarkably high.
Bayswater tube station is on the Circle & District Line between Notting Hill Gate and Paddington.
There are just two platforms at Bayswater and the station is serviced by both the Circle and District Lines. Neighbouring areas in Zone 1 include Paddington, famous for the children's character Paddington Bear and Notting Hill which was made famous by the film of the same name starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts.
Bayswater Station has been renamed several times since it first opened in 1866 and reaching it from Bayswater hotels is easy. Located on a busy high street which is crammed with restaurants and bars, Bayswater station is a tourist attraction in and of itself.
Establishments immediately outside the station serve food from all over the world, from Indian to Chinese, from Greek to Italian, there's such a wide range of restaurants and eateries that there's bound to be something which suits every taste and budget.
Bayswater hotels are incredibly well placed for bars too making 'getting home' after a night out especially easy.
Visitors to the area never struggle to book in at a Bayswater hotel because there are famously more hotels near Bayswater Station than most other London Boroughs. In fact, Wikipedia even comments on it, saying: "Bayswater is one of London's most cosmopolitan areas... having one of London's highest concentrations of hotels."
Whiteley's Shopping Centre is well within walking distance of most Bayswater hotels and it's hard to believe that the modern structure with its top floor cinema and array of high-street shops was name-checked in the film My Fair Lady, but it was, as Eliza Doolittle was sent "to Whiteleys to be attired".
Marble Arch is also easy to reach on foot from the majority Bayswater hotels and it takes 15 minutes to walk there from the station. Marble Arch which is near Speaker's Corner is a tourist hot spot because historically it was only members of Royalty and the King's Troup (Royal Horse Guards) who were allowed to pass through the Archway. These days though, it is open to the public.
Another benefit of staying at hotels near Bayswater is their proximity to Hyde Park. The park is beautiful all year round and has a grand lake called The Serpentine which divides the park in two. A number of rock concerts have been held at Hyde Park over the years with bands such as: Pink Floyd, Queen, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Sheryl Crow and The White Stripes all performing there.
Stepping out of Bayswater Tube Station it's impossible not to be tempted by the smell of delicious food coming from all of the local establishments and every one seems to be a popular destination with the locals.
Most of the hotels near Bayswater offer room service and have their own small bars, but if you'd like to try something special why not visit Halepi on Leinster Terrace for a Greek feast or take a short stroll from your Bayswater hotel to Bella Pasta, the Italian Restaurant chain that specialises in delicious, fresh pasta dishes.
The Bayswater Arms is a traditional British pub perfect for a pint in the sun during summer and it's only seconds from the station. The Black Lion on the same street and Leinster Arms on Leinster Street also offer traditional British pub food and drink.
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