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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 a superb location to explore London. Kensington gardens just on the main bayswater rd and down to hyde park and marble arch. 2 tube stations service the area. Bayswater and queensway. Queens...  more »
  • Were staying in inverness terrace and i am very happy with the location. Just along on the next street there is a busy street full of bakerys, gift shops, banks, super markets, restaurants along with ...  more »
  • The truth is that we went to that neighborhood without knowing it. We thought it was very quiet, with lots of hotels, shops, pubs, etc. If I return, I will go to that neighborhood.
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