Bayswater of West London is a vibrant cosmopolitan area in London. Here we find a highly diverse local population with people from Middle East, South America, Eastern Europe and South East Asia. Bayswater has many tourist hotspots and Hotels making it one of the most favored tourist destinations in London.
1.Shopping and Entertainment:
Located in Queensway, Whiteley’s shopping center, houses premium fashion boutiques, high-end health and beauty spas, Luxury cinema avenues, Lifestyle show rooms and ethnic cuisine restaurants. If you are accompanied by your family or friends, a day full of entertainment, shopping, dining and relaxation experiences are assured here. Whiteley’s is open throughout the week and is easily reachable by walk from Queensway central line.
2. Museums and Galleries:
There are many galleries which feature artwork and educational events in Bayswater. Salon contemporary offers live performances in dance and comedy. The Subway is another gallery which showcases contemporary art. The artistic interiors and the spacious walking area are some of the notable features of this gallery.
If you are a family with children then you may want to visit the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum. This Museum is actually a laboratory of old times, once witnessed the famous biologist Alexander Fleming developing the drug penicillin. The old-fashioned scientific instruments and interiors are worth watching in this Museum.
3. Hotels and Accommodation:
Be it Luxury or cheap Hotels or Serviced Apartments, there are dozens of them in Bayswater. You can also find the best B&B Inns and Hostels in this area. Double Tree by Hilton London and Grand Royale London are some of the Upmarket Hotels.Self-Catering short let Apartments and Bayswater Studios can be good picks in terms of cost, if your stay will extend beyond a week.
4. Hyde Park
It is not difficult to understand why visitors flock to Hyde Park throughout the week. Spread over 142 hectares, the park has several attractions for the visitors. Visiting Speaker’s Corner on Sundays, you can see citizens exercising their democratic rights to the fullest extent in the form of free speech. At Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, you can reminiscence the personality and life of the Princess with the fellow travelers.
Finally, do not miss to visit the Tyburn Convent which treasures the relics and shrines of martyrs executed at Tyburn.
5. Portobello Road Market
Tourists and other visitors love this street market as it is a very happening place with shops selling things which usually do not find place in established super markets. You can find Antiques, Second hand goods, fashion fabrics, fresh British and overseas farm produce, vintage Jewelry and cheap and best cafes. On Fridays and Saturdays one can feel the festive-like atmosphere in the street.
Portobello Road Market
Street food in Portobello
Reaching by Tube: From Notting Hill Gate station it is just a five minute walk to the Market.
By Bus: There are many buses from Hyde Park Corner, Victoria and Oxford Street and Kensington High Street you can board to reach Portobello Market.
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