Overview of W2 4PW, Bayswater

W2 4PW, which is in the town of London, in the borough of Westminster, Greater London is one of the best rated places to live in this area. W2 4PW is rated 4.33 from 51 reviews. W2 4PW was rated 5 stars by 23 reviewers. Comments from these reviewers include ‘I love the ease of access to transport and how I have delicious restaurants on the foot of my door.’. On the other hand, the comments of less happy residents include ‘it feels as though residents are overlooked in favour of the tourists because of the amount of money they bring into the area.’.
51 reviews within 1 km London W2 4PW, UK

Excellent

23 reviews

45.1%

Very Good

22 reviews

43.1%

Average

6 reviews

11.8%

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Most Positive

I love the ease of access to transport and how I have delicious restaurants on the foot of my door.

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By Max R

Most Negative

it feels as though residents are overlooked in favour of the tourists because of the amount of money they bring into the area.

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By AsA

Bayswater, W2 4PW
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By Mark, R
The area is very popular but some areas could benefit from a little regeneration or simply more cleanliness

I love the access to other areas in London and the transport links. It's fantastic living so close to Hyde Park. The area is very popular but some areas could benefit from a little regeneration or simply more cleanliness. I think the area is very safe, however I'm not sure if I would have pets or children here.

Transport

I can not complain with Paddington's transport links to and around London. Buses are frequent, even during covid the buses have been fairly reliable. Uber and Kapten vehicles are always on hand or you can easily flag a taxi. At peak times traffic does get very busy, but where in London does it not. Cycling routes though Hyde park are encouraged and allocated well.

Community

Parking is can often be difficult during weekends and Fridays. Thay being having a personal car isn't necessarily needed. Personally I have not felt a great sense of community, but j imagine the is likely because of the nature of people staying temporarily in the area rather than staying to have families etc. Many people living here are young and appear not to stay for too long. Lots of tourists are attracted to the area, this can be a love / hate relationship.

Amenities

There is a decent selection of high street shops and businesses companies such as superdrug, boots, cex, Sainsbury's, Bella Italia etc. But also alongside this there is a good selection of independent venders and restaurants. There is also a local easily accessible Chinese supermarket in Paddington/Bayswater which is great for anything east Asian! Infact there are a string of Chinese restaurant that are very popular with the local Asian population and tourists. Good access to bars and Hyde park

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Alexander St, W2 5NU
0.4 km from your search
By Max R
I love the ease of access to transport and how I have delicious restaurants on the foot of my door.

I love the ease of access to transport and how I have delicious restaurants on the foot of my door. I dislike the constant beray traffic. the atmosphere is friendly and trendy, I suppose the overarching theme would be upmarket however this isn't overbearing. I believe the area to be very safe, I would feel happy to bring children and pets here, no concerns.

Transport

Transport links are generally quite good, it helps to be so close to Paddington railway station also. There are a good number of cyclists on the road also. Roads are wide and generally feel safe when cycling. Buses are fairly reliable and there are a few local tube stations all within walking distance.

Community

Street parking is available through the local council at a price. this is not ideal but i suppose it is to be suspected. Traffic can get very busy on the main roads. Especially at peak times and the weekend, but alas this is London. Bin collection is fairly consistent however it is often a mess by the time it is collected. There are often groups of young men hanging around streets.

Amenities

Truly a fantastic location to live. Architecture is astounding, houses and buildings are absolutely beautiful. The is the ease of access to local amenities, a wide array of shops, both food, and retail. An absolutely mouth-watering selection of eateries and restaurants.

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Lonsdale Rd, W11 2DE
0.5 km from your search
By AsA
it feels as though residents are overlooked in favour of the tourists because of the amount of money they bring into the area.

I like the local amenities - it is near the market and supermarket, it is easy to travel to work and to the West End for an evening out. The transport links are fairly good, particularly in off-peak times, and I do like the diversity of the area and its history of music and arts. It is quirky and eclectic, and for the 30+ years I have been here, I can't imagine living anywhere else. However, it is marketed by Kensington and Chelsea council as upmarket and the prices of the properties and housing reflect this, but in reality it feels as though residents are overlooked in favour of the tourists because of the amount of money they bring into the area. There is little residents on low to mid-incomes can afford, because once the bills, rent and council tax is paid, there is not much left. The area is reasonably safe for children and pets, but perhaps some times of the week such as evenings during a Saturday and Sunday, things may not be child-appropriate due to antisocial behaviour especially during the summer. There are many smaller parks and areas to walk dogs etc, so I would say it is pet-friendly, but many dog owners are irresponsible with dog mess which is a problem in the area. Crime is fairly low in some of the areas, but quite high around the council estates and some council housing blocks.

Transport

The area is served by three main tube stations - Ladbroke Grove, Westbourne Park and Notting Hill Gate. All within at least a 1 mile radius. The buses are also fairly regular (7, 23, 70), but since the 23 was re-routed from Liverpool Street to Hammersmith, the bus is quite often empty because the Hammersmith and City and Circle lines to Hammersmith is a much quicker journey. The buses and trains are fairly fast during off-peak hours, but can be slow and interrupted during peak times. The night tubes and buses are also fairly fast, regular and smooth because they are during off-peak hours. I cannot comment on the cycle routes, but I have seen many routes which appear to be safe and away from traffic, especially in areas off the beaten track rather than the main roads.

Community

There is a mix of council, housing association and privately owned properties. Although it is an expensive area and is considered "posh" by outsiders due to the number of VIP people who live in W11, there is a significant number of people on low and middle incomes, and needing financial assistance. There is a deep divide between rich and poor. To see this divide, start walking from the end of Lancaster Road known for the multi-coloured Victorian houses, and keep walking in a straight line - you will reach the area where Grenfell Tower burnt down in 2017. You would not believe it is the same road. Same if you walk down one end of Portland Road to the other. There is a mix of families, single people, elderly people, students, new migrants and refugees, and descendants of the original Caribbean immigrants from the 1950s and 1960s. All live reasonably well together, but in some areas there is also a great deal of social problems, crime, drugs, fraud and anti-social behaviour which is not always evident to outsiders.

Amenities

Generally good range of amenities, particularly the pubs and fruit and vegetable stalls in Portobello Road and street food in Acklam Road. I love the bric a brac stalls in Golborne Road too. I feel the amenities missing are a good bicycle shop since the Bicycle Workshop on All Saints Road closed down in 2017, a newsagent on All Saints Road, and more affordable restaurants and pubs for locals and those on a lower budget. For example, the Chipping Forecast on All Saints Road sells fish and chips at approximately £19 per portion, which is well outside of many people's price bracket. The only affordable pub in the area for locals is the Earl of Lonsdale in Portobello Road, which sells a pint of beer on average £3.50-4, or Jay Dee's Caribbean restaurant on All Saints Road, which sells lunch for £5. There are many places for tourists to enjoy, but very little that locals and those on a budget can enjoy in an already expensive area.

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Gloucester Terrace, W2 6DX
0.8 km from your search
By Cleiton Silva
Excellent for couples with children, pets and various options for singles or couples.

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Community

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Amenities

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Bourne Terrace, W2 6PP
0.9 km from your search
By Esme
I always feel safe walking around this area and to me I always feel calm when coming home after working in the city.

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Community

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Amenities

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Notting Hill Gate, W11 3QS
0.7 km from your search
By whirlwind92
Notting Hill Gate

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Gloucester Mews W, W2 6DY
0.8 km from your search
By ft4562
Paddington itself is fairly dull, and would benefit from shifting away from catering to the tourists

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Community

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Amenities

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Westbourne Terrace, W2 6QJ
0.9 km from your search
By JM
the area is very safe - definitely suitable for children.

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Transport

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Community

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Amenities

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Bayswater, W2 6EN
0.7 km from your search
By Geraldine
It's a popular place but I think it's just got the balance right between too busy and too quiet.

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Transport

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Community

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Amenities

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Bayswater, W2 6HJ
0.5 km from your search
By Geri
It can be a bit overcrowded sometimes because of tourists but it's really beautiful,

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Transport

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Community

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Amenities

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