Bayswater
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Located next to Hyde Park, this London district is full of historical interest, along with the famous antique market in Portobello Road and a wide range of shops, cinemas and restaurants.
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The area
Neighbourhood: Notting Hill
As West London's friskiest corner, Notting Hill more than manages to retain plenty of the same appeal that's brought the affluent area so much worldwide attention. In this attractive cobblestoned neighbourhood, a delectable variety of eateries, independent shops, galleries and street vendors offer a delightful window into how to live the good life in London, with each presenting visitors with an experience that's a little more idiosyncratic and endearing than the last. Travelers looking to forage for antiques should be sure to visit the Portobello Road Market on Saturdays, the largest antiques market in the United Kingdom.
How to get there
  • Bayswater • 1 min walk
  • Queensway • 3 min walk

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DM1108
White Rock, Canada129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
We wanted to stay in a neighbourhood during our stay in London. This area is great. Super easy transit, close to the tourist areas if you want, nice selection of shops and restaurants. We would definitely come here again
Written 13 March 2020
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767captlarry
Vernon Hills, IL245 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Several pubs, shops, grocery stores, restaurants etc... Ample Tube stations in the area. Safe as far as I could tell. We were out on the streets late and no signs of any trouble. I usually stay in this area and will continue to on future visits.
Written 1 October 2022
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ccpling
JB216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We stayed in one of the apartment near to Bayswater station. Walked around the neighbourhood to explore. It was indeed a good place to have an evening pleasant walk. One can also put on trainers to jog around especially at the park.
Written 6 March 2020
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Brownbear
York, UK3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Battersea power station was the highlight for me. You can easily while away a few hours there. The ice skating was great, proper frozen ice, not the slushy wet stuff I've experienced elsewhere.
Great shopping within the power station and a good choice of places to eat, inside and out.
I'll definitely try the elevator next time.
Written 15 December 2022
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Destination12303
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
As a university student on a budget, Bayswater was the perfect area to stay in. There are a number of cheap-decently priced small size hotels that are very clean and serviced for the price paid. The neighbourhood has many family run shops, pubs and restaurants that offer a variety of foods and products at good prices. In terms of convenience, the local tube stations of Bayswater and Queensway are quite close to central London so it's not a long ride to get to other tourist attractions. Kensington Gardens and Notting Hill are a close walk away!
Written 11 November 2004
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woopsadaisies
Gold Coast, Australia15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
We booked apartment 6 at 67 Inverness terrace Bayswater London through Shortlet-London, the photos looked fine but obviously were taken some time ago.
The good things was it’s very handy to Queensway and Bayswater tube stations and walking distance to Notting hill. I knew it was no-frills and small, that was to suit our budget but that shouldn’t mean mould, damp and dodgy! We also should have been told we would need to go out and purchase electricity credit when booking.
To use the toaster or kettle you need to drag it to the edge to plug it into a power board that runs across the back of the sink and oven. The towels looked worse than the ones I recently donated to an animal shelter for dog washes. The place smells musty and there is considerable mould beside the bed and so much damp it trickles down the wall beside the bed. Bathroom drains stink and the porcelain pipe cover is hanging on under the bathroom sink by a single screw. The shower is just a trickle and it takes a very long time to get shampoo out of your hair. The doona is old and the cover has stains. There are two plates but one is chipped. The pillows are less comfortable than a bag of old rags and were folded back to make them look plump, they should have been replaced ages ago. The paint work is damaged and shoddily done from the get go. I didn’t have high expectations but this holiday let feels like a slum and I just want to warn others using Shortlet-London to not go by the photos on the website.
Written 21 December 2018
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mackyUK
Stockton-on-Tees, UK400 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Couples
My favourite part of London and the area I always choose to stay.

Queensway (one of the main roads in the area) has two tube stations (Queensway and Bayswater) that are about a two minute walk from each other whilst Paddington, Notting Hill and Royal Oak tube stations are all accessible on foot.

There are loads of great places to eat serving dishes from all over the planet (Chinese, Indian, Moroccan, Lebanese, Greek, Italian and more) and there are also many great bars such as The Porchester and the Black Lion.

Both Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park are both on the doorstep offering a quick route by foot or bike to The Royal Albert Hall, Knightsbridge, Harrods and endless more shops.
Written 12 September 2013
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mler13
Dallas106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely neighborhood a block north of Hyde Park. Has many small hotels and hostels. Street right by the Bayswater undeground station has many local shops, restaurants and fast food. Try Beity for awesome Lebanese food or Le Cafe Anglaise for a splurge. Area includes the Whitley shopping center with a Mark & Spencers grocery, an easyinternetcafe and a yo!sushi as well as a discount store for designer clothes like dolce & gabana.
Written 31 July 2008
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Rafidah A
94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
I went to Baywaters for souvenir hunting after I read on some reviews/ blogs about buying cheap souvenir.

And yes, Bayswater didn't turn me down. Few souvenir shops were on your left from Bayswater tube station. You can get 20/ 22 fridge magnet here for £10 literally! A very good souvenir for family and friends. Also, you can find mug for £0.99 at the stores. T shirt were sold for 5 pieces for £20 and you also can find £3 of shirts here. Small pouches can cost you only £0.99 each.

Halal food were everywhere here and also Bayswater are where the Malaysian Hall located.
Written 11 November 2017
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Sydney221
100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
On my most recent visit to London, I stayed in the Bayswater area. There are many hotels in this area, all reasonably priced, making it a great place for tourists to stay. With plenty of little pubs, restaurants, convenience stores, and mini supermarkets around, you can get anything you need. The area is culturally diverse, serviced by two tube stops (Queensway and Bayswater), and near Kensington Gardens. If you want to be close to the action without paying the price, the Bayswater area is a good place to stay.
Written 14 February 2017
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