London is packed to the rafters with landmarks, notable sights and attractions, so its impossible to fit everything into just one visit.
However, if you want to explore one of the many districts of our fair city that has plenty of quick sights and attractions, then Bayswater is the place to go.
Here are five sights and attractions you won’t want to miss on your whistle-stop tour of the neighbourhood.
A great place to lets the kids run off some energy, Hyde Park is the perfect spot for a quick picnic lunch where you can enjoy the serene Princess Diana memorial garden, water feature and children’s playground without having to join long queues or pay admission fees.
Just a short walk away from the Hotel Park Grand Paddington, there’s always something going on in Hyde Park, so it’s the ideal place to soak up a few of the sights that the Bayswater area has to offer.
Bayswater open-air art
Situated on the railings where Bayswater Road meets both Kensington and Hyde Park, you’ll find a brightly coloured array of artwork and local artists selling their wares.
This is a common sight when visiting Bayswater as the artists congregate in this area on a weekly basis to showcase and sell their latest pieces.
If you’re returning to your Park Grand London Hyde Park, take Bayswater Road on your route back and enjoy the sights and sounds of artists and art lovers discussing all things creative.
Hyde Park Stables
Just a short walk from the Park Grand London Hyde Park you’ll discover the Hyde Park stables and the five miles of bridle paths that run through the park.
Hyde Park is home to several monuments, a lake and an art gallery too, and with riding lessons taking just one hour, it’s a great way of visiting the park and experiencing the thrill of horse riding at the same time.
At the corner of Bayswater and Edgware Road, you’ll find a plaque and three brass arrows mounted on the pavement.
This mini-monument marks a macabre part of London’s bloody history as the plaque is there to mark the position of the infamous Tyburn Gallows where hundreds of criminals were executed.
The best way to find this small marker is to leave the Hotel Park Grand Paddington on foot as the sight can be easily reached by walking within fifteen minutes.
Just be careful of traffic and walkers as you search for this ground level piece of history.
If you’re feeling a little peckish but still want to see the sights Bayswater has to offer, head to cosmopolitan Queensway where you’ll find a bustling street packed full of exotic restaurants and the highest concentration of Chinese restaurants outside of Soho!
Enjoy the sumptuous displays of red and gold that adorn the restaurant windows and choose from an array of delicacies snacks or light bites at one of the many premises that line the road here.