Area Feature

Fancy living in an area where you could feasibly call Hyde Park your back garden? Or where you can call a gorgeous townhouse with a Victorian stucco terrace 'home'? In that case, look no further than Bayswater, a built-up district bordering Kensington Gardens that is often described as one of the most attractive areas in London. Be prepared for gorgeous tree-lined streets, wide open spaces and a varied and cosmopolitan community - hence the name of this article.

Housing

But before we take you on a tour of the area itself, let's have a gander at some of the housing you can expect to find in Bayswater. Architecturally, the biggest part of the area is made up of Georgian stucco terraces and garden squares, which make for a fantastic setting. The majority of these buildings are split up into flats, although there are still a handful of whole homes out there waiting to be grabbed.

Property ranges from very expensive apartments to small flats. As is always the case, if you want privacy, you'll have to pay for it. Studios start at around £160 per week, although you can cut the price dramatically by going into a house share where prices can be as low as £90 per week. If you're insistent about living on your own, a one-bedroom apartment will set you back £300 per week, with two bedrooms at £500 and three bedrooms at £600. Renting a house starts at £1,500 and up.

Compared to more central locations, you can expect to get a fair bit of space for your money and Bayswater properties have a reputation for being well-lit. Furthermore, the area is known for having a safe reputation, with annual crime figures reflecting this. It's a factor worth considering if you plan to be walking home several nights a week.

Bayswater itself

So what of the area? We start our tour outside of Bayswater Tube station, positioned on the borough's busiest road, Queensway. The bustling street is as busy as a beehive and likely to be thronging if you're visiting during the day. In fact, the trendy collection of late-night cafes, multi-national restaurants and exotic bars keep the buzzing atmosphere going into the early hours of the morning.

Queensway is a testimony to the area's cosmopolitan nature, with newsagents on every corner abundantly stocked with foreign newspapers. Cheap Lebanese and Chinese restaurants are also very common and highly recommended - Queensway has one of the highest concentrations of eateries outside of Soho, so it's worth taking advantage of if you happen to live here.

Shopping and entertainment

They say there are just two things you can't miss when you go to Bayswater. One of these is entertainment and the other is the shopping scene, which is sure to satisfy any shopaholic's thirst for the latest trends and fashions. Whiteley's Shopping Centre is your friend on both fronts here. Originally constructed in 1912 by Belcher & Joass, it was widely purported to stock everything from an elephant to a pin. While we can't promise you'll find African safari creatures, the building's history means it is architecturally one of the most stunning places to carry out your Saturday shopping in the country, despite its reconstruction in 1981.

Quite apart from being visually stunning, the building is more than capable of meeting the needs of the most demanding enthusiast. Suffice to say, you'll find a comprehensive selection of shops - HMV, Marks & Spencer, French Connection and GAP to name a few - as well as a variety of handy cafes to take a break in with a latte or a mocha. Those wishing to sample something a little different would be advised to try out the on-site sushi bar, while vintage clothes fanatics are likely to be enthralled by Victory Vintage.

Fancy ditching the shops in favour of some family fun? No problem - Whiteley's is also home to a number of entertainment venues including an Odeon cinema showing the latest releases and a bowling alley.

If you're getting tired of Queensway then you'll want to head over to Westbourne Grove, which is becoming increasingly popular with the young designer-led crowd. Exploring the plethora of boutiques, eateries and galleries is sure to keep you entertained for hours, while those seeking a more cultured pastime would be well-advised to check out St Sophia Greek Orthadox Cathedral on Moscow Street.

Transport links

Although Bayswater has the benefit of feeling far away from Central London in terms of wide open spaces, large rooms and a comparatively quiet environment, the area is surprisingly close to the centre of town. Covent Garden is never more than half an hour's walk away down Oxford Street, which will prove exceptionally appealing to those working in the middle of town who prefer to shun the Tube or train.

Central Bayswater is served by three major Tube lines - District, Circle and Central - while travellers seeking to get beyond the confines of London for a weekend or a holiday have the option of Paddington Rail Station to the north and Victoria and associated coach station to the south.

Pubs and nightlife

Whether you're looking for somewhere to get your groove on for the rest of the night or just a quiet place for a cheeky evening drink, Bayswater can provide. We recommend making The Prince Edward your local as its friendly relaxed atmosphere is sure to suit everyone from families to young professionals looking to get the party started. A fine selection of ales goes down a treat.

For something a little more hardcore than a pub or bar, you'll find Cherryjam is just the ticket. This hot little bar/club combo get the hottest names in music to mix their vibes, with recent attendees including Madonna and the Gorillaz crew. In other words, it's almost painfully trendy.

The lowdown

In summary, it doesn't matter what you're seeking in a place to live. Bayswater has it all - excellent shopping, a vibrant community and gorgeous housing, to name a handful of positive factors. But don't just take our word for it. Jump on a bus and find out.



Property To Rent in Bayswater W2

£735 per week

A beautiful newly refurbished two double bedroom apartment situated on this desirable garden square in the heart of Bayswater. The property is finished to a high standard and comprises two large bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, two modern bathrooms, a large living room and semi-open plan kitchen. Further benefits include access to the communal gardens, lift access to the apartment and just a short walk to many amenities the area has to offer.

Tenant Fees May Apply

2 Bedroom Apartment to rent in Cleveland Square, Bayswater, London, W2

£1,895 per week

An newly refurbished dual aspect Penthouse very bright situated on the ninth floor (with lift) with wrap around terrace offering stunning panoramic and unobrtructed views over Hyde Park,1728 sq ft (160.54 sq m), with wood floor and air-condition throughout, and 24 hours porter and allocated parking space. Located across Hyde Park, and minutes walk from all the amenities, shops and restaurants of Bayswater, Notting Hill Gate, also minutes walk from Bayswater, Queensway and Notting Hill Gate (Circle, Central and District Line), reliable Bus service is also accessible. ALSO AVAILABLE FOR SHORT LET Comprising: 4 double bedrooms, (all with en-suite bathrooms and fitted cupboards, Master bedroom with Jacuzzi bath tub, and shower - 3 further double bedrooms with their en-suite bathrooms and access to the terrace overlooking Hyde Park - guest Cloakroom - double reception with access to a large corner Terrace with open views to Hyde Park - separate dining - separate modern fully fitted kitchen - Secure parking space - Gas for heating is included in the rent. available on the 01 September 2014

Tenant Fees May Apply

4 Bedroom Penthouse to rent in Porchester Gate, Bayswater, London, W2

£950 per week

This stunning apartment comprises modern living and entertaining space with a beautiful reception room, a modern fully fitted open plan kitchen, three bedrooms,(Master bedroom with en-suite), two bathrooms and ample storage space. The apartment is situated on the first floor of this prestigious building which features concierge service, lift service, and secure underground parking. We can arrange exclusive deals and discounts in local restaurants and gyms specifically to 4B Merchant square tenants. Ask the building manager for more information. The apartment offers easy access to superb transport links such as Paddington Train Station (Bakerloo, Hammersmith & City, Circle, District lines and Heathrow) Edgware Road (Circle, District and Bakerloo lines). All tenants benefit from a dedicated building manager who is on hand to assist with any property related issues. We also employ a dedicated team of maintenance experts and provide a 24-hour emergency helpline.

Tenant Fees May Apply

1 Bedroom Apartment to rent in Harbert Road, London, W2

£1,100 per month

Sussex Gardens. Paddington. Off Edgware Road. London W2 Purpose built large studio flat. First floor.Separate fully equipped & fitted kitchen / dinning area .Family bathroom.Very large bedroom with balcony.Gas central heating. Double glazed. Laminated flooring. Very bright.High ceiling, Very close to Edgware Road station and walking distant to Paddington & Marble arch stations. Close to local shops.Parking space available to rent.

Tenant Fees May Apply

Studio to rent in Sussex Gardens, Paddignton, London, W2

£1,200 per month

Sussex Gardens. Paddington. Off Edgware Road. London W2 Purpose built large studio flat.Over looking balcony, Second floor.Separate fully equipped & fitted kitchen / dinning area .Shower bathroom.Very large bedroom ,Gas central heating. Double glazed. Laminated flooring. Very bright.High ceiling, Very close to Edgware Road station and walking distant to Paddington & Marble arch stations. Close to local shops.Parking space available to rent,

Tenant Fees May Apply

Studio to rent in Sussex Gardens, Paddignton, London, W2

£695 per week

Situated on the first floor of a beautiful contemporary building this two bedroom apartment benefits from UNDERGROUND PARKING SPACE, ample space, an excellent front-aspect balcony and close proximity to a selection of local amenities. The property comprises of a spacious reception room with open-plan kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, additional double bedroom and further bathroom. Located close to a varied selection of shops and cafes on Praed Street, South Wharf Road is also just moments from the facilities of Edgware Road. Transport links include Edgware Road Underground Station (Bakerloo, Circle, District and Hammersmith & City Lines) and Paddington Station (National Rail Services).

Tenant Fees May Apply

2 Bedroom Apartment to rent in South Wharf Road, Paddington, London, W2

£185 per week

Stunning brand new compact modern bedsit on 3rd floor of refurbished development. AVAILABLE 5th June 2017. Open plan living room and kitchen with all mod cons. SHARED USE of two showers and two w/c's on the same floor. ALL BILLS INCLUSIVE. 1 minute from Paddington Tube Zone 1, bus links, shops and local amenities.

Tenant Fees May Apply

Studio Bedsit to rent in Praed Street, Paddington, London, W2

£650 per week

A beautiful two double bedroom apartment situated within this contemporary block close to the West End and Hyde Park. The apartment has comfort cooling, 24 hours Concierge, and Juliet balconies. Accommodation comprises wooden floors throughout the living area with Stylish Décor, an open plan kitchen, two double bedrooms and two bathrooms (one en-suite). Further benefits include a secure underground parking space. Just moments from Paddington Underground Station and all local amenities, your early viewing is highly recommended.

Tenant Fees May Apply

2 Bedroom Apartment to rent in Praed Street, Paddington, London, W2

£480 per week

A one double bedroom apartment situated on the eleventh floor of this popular development with 24 hour concierge and located just moments away from Paddington and Edgware Road stations. The apartment has modern fixtures and fittings throughout with excellent views over the city. Further benefits include secure underground allocated parking.

Tenant Fees May Apply

1 Bedroom Apartment to rent in South Wharf Road, Paddington, London, W2

£850 per week

A recently refurbished and well-appointed two bedroom apartment situate within this desirable ported development in the heart of Paddington. The property comprises a spacious reception room, separate kitchen, two large bedrooms and two modern bathrooms (one en-suite). Further benefits include being located on the Edgware Road and close to all local amenities and transport links.

Tenant Fees May Apply

2 Bedroom Flat to rent in Sussex Gardens, Paddington, London, W2

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