Bayswater is an area of west London in the City of Westminster. It is a built-up district located 3 miles (4.8 km) west north-west of Charing Cross and borders the north of Hyde Park over Kensington Gardens.
Bayswater is one of London`s most cosmopolitan areas, with the significant diversity of the local population added to by having one of London`s highest concentration of hotels. Notably, there is a significant Arab population towards Edgware Road, a large number of Americans, a substantial Greek community attracted by London`s Greek Orthodox Cathedral, the area is also a centre of London`s Brazilian community and a substantial local population.
Architecturally, the biggest part of the area is made up of Georgian stucco terraces and garden squares, mostly, although not exclusively, divided up into flats. The property ranges from very expensive apartments to small studio flats. There are also purpose built apartment blocks dating from the inter-war period as well as more recent developments, and a large Council Estate, the 650 flat Hallfield Estate, designed by Sir Denys Lasdun and now largely sold off. There are some garden squares in the area.
Queensway and Westbourne Grove are busy High Streets, with a very large number of ethnic restaurants.
It has a population density of 17,500 people per square kilometre.