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Focus On Bayswater: Looking at the Pros of Life in Bayswater

Q3 2018

Bayswater is one of the most popular residential neighbourhoods in London – and with good reason. It is a stone’s throw from Hyde Park and home to a socially and culturally diverse community. Teeming with shopping and dining options and known for its excellent schools and impressive architecture, Bayswater is a place whose residents are proud to call home.

Olivia Higginson

Associate Director, Residential Agency

+44 20 7221 1111

Located in Zone 1, Bayswater is one of London’s most attractive and intriguing neighbourhoods. It is a study in pleasant dissonance, its white stucco architecture giving it a distinctly British vibe while its diverse populous makes it feel cosmopolitan in the same breath. It is close to everything but just far away enough that residents can enjoy some quiet and a sense of community where neighbours know one another by name. It is place where London feels less like a large impersonal city and more like a charming and friendly village.

About the neighbourhood

Bayswater is located in one of London’s most desirable areas. Between Hyde Park and Kensington Park there are 253 hectares of outdoor space for recreational activities. There are also many bars and restaurants featuring a wide range of cuisines within walking distance, as well as a shopping mall and several organic supermarkets. Bayswater is a short commute to and from several key areas:

• The City: 8.3 kilometres

• Canary Warf: 13.3 kilometres

• Shoreditch: 8.2 kilometres

• Southwark: 9.1 kilometres

• Westminster: 5.1 kilometres

The area is connected to the rest of London via the tube stations of Bayswater, Lancaster Gate and Queensway. Paddington Station is located just beyond the boundaries of Bayswater and one of its trains takes travellers to Heathrow Airport in just 15 minutes. The city centre is also just 20 minutes from Paddington Station. Over the next few years the neighbourhood will benefit from the opening of a new rail station and retail areas, making it even more accessible and attractive.

About the homes

Bayswater began to gain ground in the mid-1800s, first with modest cottages and then with increasingly ornate homes as the area became home to artists and wealthy merchants. Today the most elegant properties from that time period have four to five storeys and feature white stucco and Italianate terraces. Many of these homes have been split into flats, though there are also some mews houses and five and six-bedroom single-family homes. Bayswater architecture is clean and sophisticated and lends itself to a wide range of design preferences, from classic to modern and everything in between.

Our pick of the best homes in Bayswater

Prince Edward Mansions, Moscow Road, Bayswater W2 – An immaculate, west-facing two-bedroom flat located in a well regarded period building with a lift and porter. This handsome period piece benefits from high ceilings and excellent entertaining space.

Dawson Place, Bayswater W2 - Occupying 1,358sqft, this outstanding two bedroom flat comprises the entire first floor of a detached period house. With excellent natural light throughout, this impressive flat offers an exciting opportunity to modernise.