Served by the City and District Lines, Bayswater is a London Underground Station in the City of Westminster, lying between Notting Hill Gate and Paddington Stations, in Travelcard Zone 1. Central Line’s Queensway station is less than 100 metres away from Bayswater station. The other nearest tube stations are Royal Oak and Lancaster Gate Tube Stations. The station is located on the busy Queensway tourist street and is only a short walk from Portobello Market. Further north along the street is Whiteley shopping centre. Also nearby are Westbourne Grove, Queens Ice Rink and Bowling Centre, Kensington Gardens and St Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
Opened on 1 October 1868 by the Metropolitan Railway, the station was part of the railway’s southern extension to South Kensington where it connected to the Metropolitan District Railway. The platforms of Bayswater station were constructed in a trench and provided with a glazed roof. A short section of the trench was left unroofed to the west of the station to allow smoke and steam from the trains to escape from the tunnels. The tracks through Bayswater around the whole of the Inner Circle and across most of their routes were electrified in 1905. A service between Edgware Road and Putney Bridge was started in 1926. The railway stations near Bayswater tube station are Shepherd’s Bush Overground Station and Paddington Railway Station.
There are many hotels near Bayswater tube station as visitors to London prefer to stay in Bayswater which is in central London and close to most attractions of the city. The hotels are of different categories from the most luxurious to the cheapest hotels to suit the accommodation needs of all categories of visitors with different needs and different budgets.
The various hotels near Bayswater tube station include Park Grand London Paddington, LA Suite West Hotel, Berjaya Eden Park London Hotel, Hyde Park Suites, Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel, Whiteleaf Hotel, 73 Suites, Inverness Terraced Service Apartments, Royal Hyde Park Hotel, Shaftesbury Hyde Park International Hotel, Grand Royale London Hyde Park Hotel, Hyde Park Executive Apartments, Hotel 43 London, 39 suites, Hyde Park Economy Apartments, New Dawn, Kings Hotel, The Byron, Queens Park Hotel, Central Park Hotel, Hilton London Hyde Park and many more.