Bayswater and its history

By 1885, Bayswater had developed the nickname ‘Asia Minor’ because many British professionals with military and career experience in South Asia had settled in the area, ensuring Indian fruits and vegetables were popular in local shops. In time, Greek and Jewish communities developed, too, before immigrants from throughout the world settled here in the 20th Century.

By the late 19th Century, the area’s earliest houses had been rebuilt or replaced – an era that also saw the building of many of the hotels, mansion blocks and flats that provide Bayswater with its distinctive appearance familiar to today’s locals and visitors.


Bayswater is a terrific area for visitors. Its cafés and restaurants tend to remain open late into the evening, ensuring its vibrant sights, sounds and smells are its hallmarks for those staying at hotels near Paddington Station.

As is widely known, London is largely a very safe city to visit and the area of Bayswater is no exception. Moreover, the district as a whole – just like our hotel – is hygienic and (if and when necessary) maintains high safety practices in our current pandemic-familiar times.

Today, the area is arguably one of London’s most cosmopolitan, resplendent with not just a fascinating multicultural vibe but also a host of different shops, restaurants, cafés, markets and hotels at Bayswater London.

Bayswater town was built in 1868 when Bayswater station was opened.

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The J Hyde Park Hotel
26 Prince’s Sq, London, United Kingdom, W2 4NJ.

At J Hyde Park hotel we offer pleasant, affordable accommodation located right in the heart of the capital, no more than a short walk from Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. In fact, situated just five minutes away, on foot, from the northwest corner of Hyde Park, we’re perfectly placed for easy access to Kensington Palace, the Diana Memorial Playground and the ‘Albertopolis’ museums of South Kensington.

PLEASE NOTE: The hotel doesn’t have a lift at this stage

To reach us, you can take a Tube train journey to Queensway station on the Central line (10 minutes/ three stops from Oxford Circus).

Nearby Tube Stations:

From Bayswater Station (4 minutes away on foot) Underground: District and Circle Lines

From Queensways Station (7 minutes away on foot) Underground: Central Line

From Notting Hill Station (10 minutes away on foot) Underground: District, Circle and Central Lines

Paddington Station (15 minutes away on foot) Underground: Bakerloo, Circle and District Lines