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Bayswater, London

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Bayswater is an area within the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in central London. It is a built-up district located 4 km (about 2.5 miles) west-north-west of Charing Cross, bordering the north of Kensington Gardens and having a population density of 17,500 per square kilometre.Bayswater is one of London's most cosmopolitan areas: a diverse local population is augmented by a high concentration of hotels. As well as the native English there are many other nationalities: in particular there is a significant Arab population, a large Greek community (attracted by St Sophia's Cathedral, Moscow Road – London's Greek Orthodox Cathedral), many Americans and London's biggest Brazilian community.The area has attractive streets and garden squares lined with Victorian stucco terraces, mostly now subdivided into flats and boarding houses. The property ranges from very expensive apartments to small studio flats. There are also purpose-built apartment blocks dating from the inter-war period as well as more recent developments, and a large council estate, the 650-flat Hallfield Estate, designed by Sir Denys Lasdun and now largely sold off.
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  • Bayswater is an area within the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in central London. Bayswater is largely a residential area but there are a lot of great places to st...  more »
  • Bayswater is a great place to go to for good roast duck and it is where hyde park is. But, you should NEVER get musical tickets here. 1) They place a sign claiming they sell discounted musical tickets...  more »
  • 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, ...  more »