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Top Attractions in Bayswater – Discovering Enchanting West London

Home to some of the most popular attractions in London, Bayswater offers plenty of sightseeing fun for those exploring the UK capital. Located in the area known as West London, this charming locale offers easy access idyllic royal parks, a historic palace and a colourful market too!


Hyde Park

Not only one of the most well-known parks in London, but the world too, Hyde Park offers a lush sanctuary in the heart of the cosmopolitan city. This stunning royal park encompasses more than 350 acres and features a huge range of flora as well as monuments, statues, art galleries and lakes. Those who love flowers can visit the beautiful Rose Garden, while the Diana Memorial Fountain, Holocaust Memorial, Huntress Fountain and South Carriage Drive Playground are some of the key attractions in Hyde Park. When it comes to recreation, you can look forward to enjoying pedal boat rides and rowing on The Serpentine as well as horse riding on special routes.


Kensington Gardens

Next to Hyde Park is another one of the famed royal parks, which offers more lush landscapes for you to explore. A short walk away from local properties such as Berjaya Eden Park London Hotel, Kensington Gardens was once the private gardens of Kensington Palace, but today is open to the public. You will find everything from blooming flowers and rock gardens to a lake on which you can take boat rides. Amongst the other allures here are the Princess Diana Memorial Playground, the Serpentine Galleries, the Albert Memorial and the Italian Gardens.


Kensington Palace

You can easily combine a day at Kensington Gardens with a visit to the adjoining Kensington Palace. The palace which has been amongst the royal collection since the 17th century has been a home to many notable residents including Queen Victoria who was born here too. Parts of the palace are open to the public such as the state apartments of both the king and queen as well as a Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection. After your visit, you can enjoy some afternoon tea at The Orangery Restaurant at this site or one of the other well-known restaurants in Bayswater, London before heading to the next attraction!


Marble Arch

One of the notable landmarks in London, the Marble Arch can be found near Hyde Park. Designed by John Nash in 1828, this arch was originally to be the main entrance to Buckingham Palace, though was relocated to its current location after the palace was extended. Made from Carrara marble, this structure's design was influenced by the Arch of Constantine in Rome and features fascinating sculptures worth taking in. Nearby, is another famous attraction called Speakers' Corner, a popular and historic spot for public debates and speeches.


Portobello Market

From Bayswater, you can also easily head to one of the liveliest markets in the city, the Portobello Road Market in Notting Hill. The main market takes place on Saturday and draws many locals and foreigners looking for great deals and one of a kind items especially antiques. Amongst the other "treasures" you can discover here include vintage fashion and accessories, a wide array of second-hand and new items and even fresh veggies, fruits and baked goods. When hunger strikes, there are plenty of stalls serving everything from fish and chips to curries!

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