Hotels near Bayswater

Bayswater is a small London neighbourhood on the fringes of Kensington Gardens, bordered by Paddington and Notting Hill. It’s a perfect place for a base close to some of the city’s most vibrant and beautiful areas.
Typical palace in Bayswater

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Where is Bayswater in London?

Bayswater is in the Paddington area of the City of Westminster, in inner London. Because of its super-central location, Bayswater is easy to access and connects to the rest of the city effortlessly.
To get there by tube, take the Circle or District line to Bayswater station or the Central line to Queensway. If you're arriving by rail, take the train to Paddington and stroll into Bayswater in minutes.

Is Bayswater a nice part of London?

Bayswater is a lovely part of London, encompassing attractive garden squares and townhouses, home to some of London's wealthiest residents. The neighbourhood also offers easy access to the rest of London and proximity to Paddington train station, making it as convenient as it is charming.

Things to do in Bayswater

1. Explore Kensington Gardens

Bayswater is on the northern border of Kensington Gardens, one of London's Royal Parks covering 265 acres and home to Kensington Palace. It's free to visit, making this a perfect place for a morning walk or afternoon in the sun when you choose Bayswater for your London base. When you stay in Bayswater, you'll be close to the Diana Memorial Playground, Italian Gardens and Peter Pan statue, making this a perfect neighbourhood for things to do with kids.

2. Visit the Serpentine Galleries

The Serpentine contemporary art galleries are a Kensington Gardens highlight and a must-visit if you're staying in Bayswater. It's free to enter the Serpentine South and North Gallery, set in beautiful parkland surroundings and showcasing a year-round programme of unique artwork.

3. Enjoy local restaurants and pubs

It's no surprise that this desirable London neighbourhood is home to some of the city's best restaurants. Book a table at Aubaine Bayswater, an elegant French restaurant serving refined dishes with traditional nods. Masala Zone is an atmospheric option often touted as one of London's best Indian restaurants.
For drinks and traditional pub food, head into one of Bayswater's favourite watering holes. The best pubs in Bayswater include the Bayswater Arms, the Porchester and Prince Edward.

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