The most difficult task you will face when booking a trip to London is deciding upon a place to stay. With the city being so incredibly huge the options are potentially endless, but it is wise to consider what you need out of a hotel in the capital.
Firstly, you should look for a place with good transport links to the rest of the city. Without this, travel around London becomes very difficult and time-consuming; two things you want to avoid during a short holiday.
Secondly, you will want to stay in a hotel that is fairly central so that travel to London’s major attractions is quick and easy.
Luckily, Bayswater and the surrounding area is absolutely packed full of wonderful hotels that are located in close proximity to Tube stations, bus stops and other transport links.
With such a variety at your fingertips, you are sure to find the perfect hotel for you and your family. Whether it’s a budget hotel with a boutique feel or luxury accommodation you are after, we’re certain you’ll find it in one of the hotels in Bayswater.
Here’s our comprehensive guide to the Bayswater area and the multitude of hotels within it, around it and close to it.
In Paddington, you have a well-connected area served by Paddington Station. Not only can you connect to many different Tube lines here (Bakerloo, Circle and District), but you can also get the train with ease – this is particularly handy if you are coming from the west of the UK.
The Park Grand London Paddington is the ideal place to stay in this part of London as it is close to the station. As well as the beautiful rooms you will find here, the hotel also offers free Wi-Fi so you can plan your daily London itinerary out with ease.
Address: 1 Queens Gardens, Bayswater, W2 3BA London
Another great option here is the Shaftesbury Premier London Paddington which is also close to the station. While you’ll also get free internet here too, the hotel’s well-stocked bar is worthy of note as well. You will also have full and exclusive use of a plasma screen TV, air conditioned rooms, safes, and an ironing board.
Address: 55/61 Westbourne Terrace, Paddington, W2 3UY, United Kingdom
Either hotel would make a fine choice for a stay in Paddington.
Notting Hill is one of London’s most sought after areas, and a stay here is sure to be a wonderful treat. Not only is the Kensington district highly fashionable and affluent, it is the heart of a thriving cultural scene that makes it an excellent place to reside temporarily.
The main transport hub in the area is Notting Hill Gate which is served by the Central, Circle and District Lines. Portobello Market is also close by and the antique market is one of the most popular in London for alternative bargain hunting.
For your hotel, you need look no further than the delightfully lavish London Premier Notting Hill; a real gem, right in the heart of west London. The best thing about this contemporary yet quaint venue is its location on a quiet street. Nestled nicely among a line of fine Victorian townhouses, the hotel exudes elegance as well as tradition.
Of course, free broadband is included and you will also find a hair dryer in your room. Other than this, the hotel’s rooms are filled with all the amenities and services you will need to ensure your stay in London goes off without the smallest hitch.
Address: 5-7 Princes Square, Bayswater, London W2 4NP, UK
St John’s Wood and Maida Vale
This creative part of London is known for the famous BBC studio, but its charming, quiet streets make it a wonderful place to stay while holidaying in the capital.
Maida Vale, Warwick Avenue, and Edgware Underground Stations (all on the Bakerloo Line) are the main transport hubs in the area, and they offer connections to many other important tube lines that intersect the heart of London Town like pulsing veins.
For accommodation, may we suggest the delightful Metropolis London Hyde Park, which is not but a stone’s throw from Maida Vale. Snuggly housed by the luscious Sussex Gardens, the hotel is perfectly placed in the capital.
The hotel’s interior takes on a modern feel, jetting you off to the future in fabulous style, and the rooms are similarly decked out in a stylish manner. With complimentary internet and a plasma TV in your room, you may find it hard to leave! Check out here is not until 2pm, so you do not have to rush around on your last day in London.
Address: 78-84 Sussex Gardens London W2 1UH
Knightsbridge in Kensington could be the ideal London location for a tourist visiting the city. Not only is it right next to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, two of the capital’s finest outdoor areas, it is also where you’ll find Harrods and Harvey Nichols, two shops that typify the lavish side of west London.
Explore Kensington Park and The Royal Gardens
Some of the best museums in London are also in Knightsbridge including The Natural History Museum, The Science Museum and The V&A. Each has its own focus and is suitable for children and adults alike.
As well as all of this, the area is awash with fine restaurants, trendy cocktail bars and traditional pubs. making it a great place for an evening out in the capital.
Knightsbridge Underground station is the main transport artery here and it is serviced by the Piccadilly Line; one of the best connected in the city.
The luxurious four-star Park Grand London Kensington is a short journey away from Knightsbridge, but being located in the borough of Kensington it is well within a reasonable distance. You can get to Knightsbridge directly from Earl’s Court which is very close to the hotel.
One thing you will notice about the rooms in this venue is attention to detail that has gone into their design. Elegantly combining chic with boutique, the accommodation is packed with useful amenities and guests will find themselves immediately relaxed by their plush surroundings.
Address: 27/37 Hogarth Road, Kensington, London, SW5 0QQ
Filled with trendy pubs, the Lancaster Gate area is well-connected for anyone who wants to stay in London.
The Lancaster Gate Underground station is connected to the rest of London by the useful Central Line, so you won’t have to go far to get to the big attractions in the city.
Staying at Park Grand Lancaster Gate Hotel
Park Grand London Lancaster Gate is the ideal option for those looking to stay in the area for the weekend or for longer trips.
A two-minute walk from Hyde Park, the hotel is perfect for tourists who just can’t miss their morning jog. Pack your running trainers and start off your day like you always do – how many monuments can you spot on your way round?
Address: 14-16 Craven Hill, Lancaster Gate, W2 3DU, London