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Bayswater Estate Agents Property Guide

Bayswater estate agents are unanimous, - the Bayswater area is rapidly becoming one of the most desirable places to live in the UK.

Located in West London, it’s widely known as one of the city’s most cosmopolitan hotspots, with large American, Arab, Greek and Brazilian communities, bringing an energy and vitality to this sought-after location. Stunning properties for sale or to rent are on offer, at prices more affordable than its close neighbours Notting Hill and Mayfair.

Bayswater Property

Bayswater is known for its diverse and unique architecture, - this is reflected in the range of properties available for purchase. There’s everything you could want, from the elegance of a Grade II listed Georgian stucco terraced houses, 1930’s mansion blocks to purpose-built flats. Bayswater is also home to brand new, high tech, high spec apartment blocks, built in glass and steel, with a more edgy, contemporary design.

Bayswater Buyers and Residents

Bayswater property is attractive to a wide range of buyers, - from investors, to young professionals and long-established families. New buyers in the area tend to be either professionals looking for their first city property or young families looking to lay down roots, and take advantage of the outstanding schools nearby.

Top 5 Reasons to Live in Bayswater
  1. A wide choice of properties from elegant, period properties to chic, high tech flats.
  2. Excellent connections to Central London for easy access to the City, world class entertainment and shopping.
  3. A stone’s throw from the best parkland - Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.
  4. An ideal investment area, with increasing numbers attracted to purchase property here.
  5. Enjoy the benefits of a cosmopolitan, diverse community.
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Discover Bayswater

  • Bayswater Squares & Parks

    The presence of a large number of gardens and parks has earned Bayswater the coveted title of ‘leafy green suburb’.

    Take a stroll through the tree-lined streets, admire at close range the beautiful 19th century Georgian architecture of Bayswater property surrounding pretty squares. Enjoy wandering through the world-famous Hyde Park and
    Kensington Gardens.

    Hyde Park, in Bayswater is one of London’s largest parks and the most beautiful of England’s eight Royal Parks. Covering 350 acres, this park houses over 4000 trees and landmarks like The Serpentine, Speaker’s Corner and Diana’s Memorial Fountain. The park offers a host of recreational activities including open water swimming, boating, cycling, tennis and horse riding. Kensington Gardens, another beautiful Royal Park in Bayswater is home to Kensington Palace, the Albert Memorial, beautiful Italian Gardens, the Serpentine Gallery, the Sunken Garden and the statue of Peter Pan, around which the Diana Memorial playground has been built.

  • Bayswater Going Out

    With numerous restaurants, watering holes, shops, the Golden Horseshoe casino and the Bayswater ice rink, Bayswater has something for everyone.

    You can choose from a variety of cuisine which includes Chinese, Greek, Mexican, Indian and French. If you are looking for a fine dining experience, try The Ledbury, a 2 Michelin star restaurant located in Bayswater.

    Patisserie Valerie is the place to visit for delicious pastries as well as coffee, tea and light meals.

    Popular watering holes in Bayswater include the Redan, The Swan, The Victoria and The Prince Bonaparte. For a more upmarket experience try The Lonsdale, otherwise known as the ‘secret treasure’ and voted one of the top 20 bars by Drinks International. Whiteley’s Shopping Centre and Westfield, Europe’s largest shopping center are excellent shopping options for high street and designer labels. For international brands, try Selfridges and the stores at the West End.

  • Bayswater Attractions

    Attractions in Bayswater include museums, historic buildings, art galleries and famous landmarks in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

    The recently restored 1928 Alexander Fleming museum in Bayswater, with its colourful displays and videos allow you to visualize the laboratory as it was during the early 1920’s.

    Historic buildings worth a mention are the sumptuously decorated Porchester Hall dating back to the early 20th century and St. John’s Church which is a fine example of gothic revival.

    Fascinating art galleries in Bayswater are the Subway Gallery which was built in a 1960’s shoe repair shop and Whitewall Galleries which showcases global contemporary art. Visiting Whitewall Galleries requires an invitation so, remember to register on their website and download yours. One of the famous landmarks in Kensington Gardens is the Buxton Memorial Fountain, while the Wellington Arch and Apsley House located in Hyde Park are also worth a visit.

  • Bayswater Local Events

    The multiple Farmers’ markets, famous Portobello Road market, and the recently refurbished Porchester Centre, are local hotspots and provide great opportunities for you to meet and mingle with the Bayswater residents.

    One of the better known Farmers’ Markets close to Bayswater, is the Marylebone Farmers’ Market, which meets every Sunday. Another market worth a visit is Shepherd’s Bush market.

    If you are an antiques collector or enjoy browsing through vintage shops, you will love Portobello Road market, a short bus ride away from Bayswater.

    For a workout, visit the elegant Porchester Centre for its superb facilities which include an outstanding gym, two swimming pools, a squash court, exercise classes and yoga. There is also an excellent spa and a beautifully decorated hall used regularly for dances and concerts.

  • Bayswater Transport

    Bayswater is perfectly located in Zone One for excellent transport links into Central London. It borders both Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens tube with a short walk to both.

    The Bayswater tube station is situated on the District & Circle lines, giving residents a range of options when it comes to city destinations.

    Other nearby stations include Edgware Road on the Bakerloo Line and Lancaster Gate on the Central Line.

    There are also excellent bus connections including the number 7 (to Russell Square), the 23 (to Liverpool Street), the 27 (to Chalk Farm), the 70 (to Acton) and the 148 (to Camberwell Green).

    The Heathrow Express is only 15 minutes from nearby Paddington Station.

  • Bayswater Historical Facts

    The name of the area is thought to have come from Bayard’s Watering Place.

    The name itself dates back to around 1380.

    The term ‘watering place’ refers to a bridge over the River Westbourne, which was used to provide horses with drinking water.

    The area was once known for its gravel pits; the many bricks used to construct the buildings in Bayswater were sourced from these pits.

    During the 19th Century, one of the streets in Bayswater became known as ‘Bankrupt Avenue’ because so many of the businesses there had to shut down. A lot has changed since then and local business is thriving.

Living in bayswater

Princess Diana Memorial playground
09 / 03 / 2016

A ‘leafy green suburb’ known for its Georgian squares lined with stucco terraces, restaurants and attractions like the Princess Diana Memorial playground, Bayswater is sought-after by buyers looking for deluxe Central London properties. Read More

New West End Synagogue in Bayswater, London W2
11 / 02 / 2016

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Santorini restaurant in Bayswater, London W2
30 / 12 / 2015

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Kensington Gardens Square, Bayswater, London, W2 4DJ
30 / 12 / 2015

Bayswater is well known for its Victorian garden squares; beautiful oasis of serenity, surrounded by tall, traditional, five and six storey stucco Victorian houses. Kensington Gardens Square is one of the very best examples of this kind of square,... Read More

Misa Harada Millinery, 28 Chepstow Corner, Bayswater, London, W2 4XE
17 / 09 / 2015

Misa Harada millenary is the retail outlet for acclaimed milliner Misa Harada’s beautiful bespoke and couture hat designs. Misa has been creating hats under her own label since 1998, following four years of learning and crafting her trade by... Read More

Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum, St Mary’s Hospital in Praed Street, Bayswater, London, W2
29 / 07 / 2015

Alexander Fleming is one of Britain’s most famous medical scientists, and his discovery of penicillin in 1928 truly changed the face of medical progress around the world. The Alexander Fleming Laboratory museum is unique because it is housed in the... Read More

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