The area of Bayswater is simply packed with attractions for tourists, whether it’s one of the capital’s spectacular rolling parks, a world-famous music venue or even one of the oldest functioning stables in the UK.
If you’re planning a visit to the Bayswater area, don’t miss any of these fantastic attractions. To take full advantage of your stay, be sure to book a local hotel, which you can retreat to at the end of a busy day of sightseeing – the Park Grand London Hyde Park offers easy access to all of the attractions listed here.
The Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2AP
Just one of the other side of Kensington Gardens is the spectacular Royal Albert Hall – one of the world’s most famous and prestigious music venues. Whether you have tickets for a show, or you simply want to marvel at the architecture, this is one Bayswater attraction you simply can’t miss.
Kensington Palace and Gardens
Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX
Kensington Palace is the current official residence of the younger generation of royals, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. However, the palace is also home to a wonderful royal museum – and of course, the stunning public gardens are a very popular attraction.
Hyde Park Stables
63 Bathurst Mews, London, Greater London W2 2SB
Hyde Park has five miles of bridleways – why not see the city’s largest green space the old-fashioned way? These traditional stables offer riding lessons for total beginners and seasoned experts alike.
Oxford Street, Bayswater, London W1C
Designed in the 1820s, this fabulous archway was originally intended to act as the entrance to Buckingham Palace. However, the palace was subsequently extended, and the arch was used as an entrance to the beautiful Hyde Park instead.
The Porchester Spa
Queensway, London, W2 5HS
A world away from the slick luxury of many modern spas, this stunning retreat features original 1929 interiors in the art deco style. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the capital with steam rooms, saunas and plunge pools galore.
Hyde Park, Bayswater, W2 2UH
This high-profile corner of Hyde Park is home to a multitude of different speakers, pontificating on every subject imaginable. Karl Marx, George Orwell and Lenin have all spoken here, and though you’re unlikely to hear from any world-famous philosophers or authors, this distinct form of street theatre is a must-see if you’re in the area. Hecklers welcome!
The largest of London’s royal parks is perhaps the most famous attraction in Bayswater. You’ll find miles of picturesque pathways, an art gallery, a traditional bandstand, various war memorials and even a bird sanctuary within. Finish off your walk around this world-famous green space with a stay at The Shaftesbury, just a short distance away.
Whiteleys Shopping Centre
Queensway, London, W2 4YN
Whiteleys was London’s first department store, opening more than 100 years ago in 1911. Even if you don’t buy anything from the various shops within, it’s worth a look inside for the spectacular La Scala staircase and the beautiful glass dome.