Bayswater is a west London suburb which reflects the cosmopolitan personality of modern London. The area forms part of the City of Westminster and is criss-crossed with handsome streets lined with Victorian stucco terraces and dotted with garden squares.
The area borders on Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It is popular for its convenient and quick access into London, the theatres of the West End, the major business districts and famous shopping areas of Knightsbridge and Oxford Street. Paddington Station, the main transport hub, also offers a 15-minute Heathrow Express service.
Bayswater has a concentration of hotels, serviced apartments and subdivided residential properties/flats. Some of its most famous residents include former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, musicians Sting and Damon Albarn (Gorillaz), designer and Beatle offspring Stella McCartney and actress Keira Knightley.
Other interesting places within easy reach are fashionable Notting Hill and its Portobello Market, the multi-cultural district of Edgware Road and the many and varied ethnic-cuisine restaurants in Queensway and Westbourne Grove.