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Bayswater Property and Area Guide
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Bayswater in central London boasts both Hyde Park and Paddington on its doorstep and desirable neighbours in Notting Hill and Marble arch. Historically dominated by big hotels and tourists making the most of its central location, Bayswater is changing rapidly with regeneration making it a viable option for those who want period properties at a decent price whether its to rent a flat or buy a house. Bayswater boasts quiet residential streets, grand stucco buildings, good shopping, great transport links and easy access to open space. Read our Bayswater area guide to find out more.
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Buy property in Bayswater
The majority of property in Bayswater is made up of smart, white stucco fronted buildings that are four or five storeys high. These were built from the 1840s onwards to house the wealthy merchants that flooded the area after the railway station opened in Paddington. As the area grew more affluent, the properties became grander and the smart Italianate villas of the 1850s and ornate mansions from the 1890 are still among the most desirable properties here. These days many of the grand houses are split into flats, often with access to the adjacent garden square.
The Hallfield Estate is a large postwar council estate designed by the architect Berthold Lubetkin, with many of the flats now privately owned. On Queensway you’ll find apartment blocks built between the wars.
While flat rentals dominate the property market in Bayswater, there are also some wonderful mews houses tucked away on quiet streets and houses in the streets around Westbourne Park Road.
With prices ranging from £200,000 for a studio flat to £20,000,000 for a grand villa, Bayswater has property for all tastes and budgets. It has some of the most undervalued squares in London too. Connaught Square is equivalent to anything in Belgravia architecturally yet is a fraction of the price.
As more and more hotels get converted into modern, luxurious apartment blocks, we expect to see the popularity of property in Bayswater continue to increase.
Rent property in Bayswater
With its huge stock of flats and great transport links, Bayswater is incredibly popular with young professionals and families from all over the globe.
There is a wide range of property on offer with studio flats to rent from £300 per week to terraced houses on Connaught Square for as much as £5,000 per week.
Open space in Bayswater
Residents of Bayswater are only a short stroll from the glorious Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, which make up more than 600 acres of green space for Londoners to walk, run, cycle, horse-ride and roller skate through.
Hyde Park is home to the famous Speakers’ Corner and Serpentine Lake which you can row around in hired boats. Hyde Park also plays host to many different events, from rock concerts to Proms in the Park to the annual Winter Wonderland.
Kensington Gardens includes pretty Italian gardens with fountains, the Diana Memorial Playground, Diana Memorial Fountain, the Albert Memorial designed by George Gilbert Scott and the Serpentine Gallery, enhanced by its recent Zaha Hadid designed extension.
Like its neighbour to the west Notting Hill, Bayswater also boasts several garden squares for residents to enjoy such as Hyde Park Square, Connaught Square and Gloucester Square.