Bayswater is one of London's most architecturally traditional areas with culturally diverse residents in the area. Sandwiched between Hyde Park and fashionable Notting Hill, Bayswater still has its share of cheap hotels, with the main shopping street, Queensway, remains full of tourist shops, restaurants and food stores. Bayswater is historically famous for Whiteleys, London's first department store, which became incredibly popular with the Americans as this was the closest thing London has to a US style mall before the introduction of Westfield.

Bayswater is well known for its close proximity to London's great Hyde Park. Its residents have a palace, lake and horse riding stable practically on their doorstep. Among the area is a strong sense of community with a residents' association and local magazine, and residents tend to know their neighbours due to the many shared garden squares. The architecture here is among some of the most impressive in London, with grand white stucco terraces. Once settled here, residents tend to stick around to take advantage of the good schools in the area, or professionals appreciate the easy commute into central London and the breadth of local shops and restaurants.

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