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Bayswater has everything
Member Name: foreveramber
Date: 09/09/00, updated on 09/09/00 (48 review reads)
Advantages: Loads to do
Bayswater is one of my favourite parts of London and is an area I visit every other weekend and travel through everyday on my bus to work.
It is very central and easy to reach via buses and tubes. The central line runs through Queensway(the main shopping street) at the Bayswater end of Queensway and Bayswater station is in the middle of Queensway served by the Circle and District lines. Close by is Royal Oak served by the Hammersmith & City line.
One of the best things is Whiteleys which is a wonderful shopping centre containing various shops, restaurants, coffee bars as well as a multicomplex cinema. It is a great place to shop without having to ensure large crowds, although Saturdays can be busy.
At Bayswater Road is Hyde Park and the other end of Queensway is Westbourne Grove, a delightful road full of all sorts of unusual shops such as Planet Organic for food and Creative Link for clothes. There is also the famous Khans Indian restaurant as well as many other places to eat.
It is an expensive area to buy or rent houses and flats but if you live nearby it's certainly worth a visit.