infobox UK place
country = England
map_type = Greater London
constituency_westminster= Cities of London and Westminster
Bayswater is an area of west
Londonin the City of Westminster. It is a built-up district located 3 miles (4.8 km) west north-west of Charing Crossand borders the north of Hyde Park over Kensington Gardens.
Bayswater is one of London's most cosmopolitan areas, with the significant diversity of the local population added to by having one of London's highest concentration of hotels. Notably, there is a significant
Arabpopulation towards Edgware Road, a large number of Americans, a substantial Greek community attracted by London's Greek Orthodox Cathedral, the area is also a centre of London's Brazilian community and a substantial local population.
Architecturally, the biggest part of the area is made up of Georgian
stuccoterraces and garden squares, mostly, although not exclusively, divided up into flats. 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 Lasdunand now largely sold off. There are some garden squares in the area.
Westbourne Groveare busy High Streets, with a very large number of ethnic restaurants.
It has a population density of 17,500 people per
The land now called Bayswater belonged to the Abbey of Westminster when the
Domesday Bookwas compiled; the most considerable tenant under the abbot was Bainiardus, probably the same Norman associate of the Conqueror who gave his name to Baynard's Castle. The descent of the land held by him cannot be clearly traced: but his name long remained attached to part of it; and, as late as the year 1653, a parliamentary grant of the Abbey or Chapter lands describes "the common field at Paddington" as being "near a place commonly called Baynard's Watering." In 1720, the lands of the Dean and Chapter are described to be the occupation of Alexander Bond, of Bear's Watering, in the same parish of Paddington. It may therefore fairly be concluded that this portion of ground, always remarkable for its springs of excellent water, once supplied water to Baynard, his household, or his cattle; that the memory of his name was preserved in the neighbourhood for six centuries; and that his watering-place now takes the abbreviated name Bayswater.
J. M. Barrie
A. J. Cronin
Guglielmo Marconi"(the pioneer of wireless communication) lived at 71 Hereford Road between 1896 and 1897 with his mother upon arrival to England (marked by a Blue Plaque)"
*Sting occupied a basement flat at 28A Leinster Square in the late seventies during the formative years of The Police.
Trudie Styler, now his wife, lived in a basement flat two doors down. [http://observer.guardian.co.uk/magazine/story/0,11913,768378,00.html]
Various persons of international renown are frequently reported as buying property in the area, including
The area elects six councillors to Westminster City Council, currently all Conservative. Three are elected from the wards of Bayswater, where the Conservatives have a majority in excess of 250 votes over the Liberal Democrats. Three are also elected from Lancaster Gate, which is a safe Conservative ward, represented by leader of the Council Simon Milton.
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St John's Wood
Nearest tube stations
Bayswater tube station
Queensway tube station
Royal Oak tube station
Lancaster Gate station
Places of interest
References in fiction
John le Carré's " The Spy who Came in from the Cold", Liz is a member of the Bayswater South Branch of the Communist Party.
*In le Carré's "
Smiley's People", the retired Russian major lives in a dingy flat on Westbourne Grove.
*Many of the characters in
Samuel Selvon's novel " The Lonely Londoners" live in Bayswater.
Alfred Hitchcockfilm " Frenzy" was filmed in the area.
Oscar Wilde's " The Importance of Being Earnest", Lady Bracknell indicates that the perambulator (carrying Jack, as a baby) was found "standing by itself in a remote corner of Bayswater".
Evelyn Waugh's novel " Brideshead Revisited", Charles Ryder's father lives in Bayswater.
Whiteleysis frequently seen in film, e.g. " Love Actually", "Closer", and was referred to in "My Fair Lady" as Eliza Dolittle is sent "to Whiteleysto be attired" in "Pygmalion". It also has recording studios on the top floor.
*Scenes in "Alfie" (1966) were filmed around Chepstow Road.
*The main character in
Iris Murdoch's novel " A Word Child", Hilary Burde, has a "flatlet" near Bayswater Tube Station.
*Scenes in "
The Black Windmill" refer to, and were filmed around, the area.
*In reference to the Bayswater river, refer to
Aeroford- automobile manufactured in Bayswater
Leinster Gardens- a false façadeon this street hides a London Undergroundline from view
Craven Hill Gardens
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