Bayswater is one of the most affluent parts of London and is one of the most historic parts of London. With a long spanning history which includes Queens, painters and fictional bears, Paddington has become one of the most popular parts of the city to visit. Now going through an evolution and era of redevelopment Paddington is an ever-changing area of West London which, nevertheless, retains its unique charm. With a wide range of amazing places to visit, the area of Bayswater will satisfy all ages and tastes. Below are some of our favourite events, attractions and spots in Bayswater and Paddington.
This 19th century-built railway terminus gives those staying in the city a great way to explore much of the West of England. The incredible range of links from Paddington Station allow you to explore Whales, Somerset and much of the West Coast, whilst the beautiful architecture from Isambard Kingdom Brunel dates to 1838. On top of this, you can find a range of memorial statues, including one for the popular fictional bear of the same name. A Paddington Bear shop even exists within the station, made ever more popular by the most recent film adaptations.
Puppet Theatre Barge
All year round, the Puppet Theatre barge brings children’s marionette theatre to the forefront of the Paddington arts scene. With a wide range of famous playwrights and performers having taken to the stage, this family friendly venue brings puppet theatre back to the forefront of the performing arts.
Located very close to the Park Grand London Hyde Park, Hyde Park is one of the most iconic parks in London. Here you can find a range of amazing sites, such as the Diana Memorial Playground, inspired by the stories of Peter Pan, whilst the Serpentine Gallery is a stimulating deep dive into the world of contemporary art.
Kensington Garden is a park land which is adjacent to Hyde Park. Separated by the Serpentine Lake, the gardens were originally created for Caroline of Brunswick as private gardens. Incorporating terraced gardens around the beautiful Kensington Palace, the gardens are a beautiful place for a stroll at any time of the year.
Based just outside of Paddington in the Notting Hill area, Portobello Market is one of the most popular shopping destinations in the city for tourists and locals alike. Whatever your needs, there’s plenty to salvage in Portobello Market, whether that be furniture, jewellery, vintage clothes or artworks.
Park Grand London Hyde Park
The Park grand London Hyde Park is one of the most popular hotels in the borough and gives you quick access to Hyde Park as well as Paddington Station. With tis conference rooms, luxury family accommodation and amenable staff, the Park Grand London Hyde Park is the perfect choice for not only accommodation, but for restaurants near Hyde Park, with the fine dining experiences of the Grand Restaurant.
One of the most famous green spaces in Paddington this fresh alternative to Hyde Park is well known as one of the best spots to relax and unwind.
Little Venice Canals
The canals of Little Venice, named after its pocket sized likeness to the small walkways of the Italian city, Little Venice offers a relaxing walk through lush and often forgotten areas of the city, whilst also offering up a range of quaint cafes and bars along the way.