Bayswater is an area in West London that falls within Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea boroughs. It is surrounded by Kensington, Holland Park, Maida Vale and Paddington. Like the surrounding areas, Bayswater is an upmarket residential zone, full of beautiful Georgian terraces and lush greenery. It has many bars, shops and restaurants, as well as a thriving artist community. The area is perfectly safe and comprises a mix of tourists (there are a lot of small hotels in Bayswater) and white-collar workers. However, like in any affluent area in London, some theft does take place, so it’s advisable to stay vigilant when visiting.
Transport: Bayswater underground station is on the Circle and District lines, in between Paddington and Notting Hill (London transport zone 1). Queensway station, which is on the Central line, is within a very short walk.
Hotels: mostly budget options housed in handsome old buildings with white stucco facades. If you are looking for something a bit more upmarket, Hilton Hyde Park (4*) might be a suitable option. If you are looking for something comfortable, yet homely, try the Craven Hill Apartment.
Gay massage in Bayswater
If you are looking for gay massage in Bayswater, you are spoilt for choice. Our very own Christopher is based here, and his comfortable flat is fully equipped for an unforgettable massage session. William in Baker Street is only three stops away on the underground, whereas Brett is four stops away in South Kensington. All massage sessions take place in private flats, where everything is set up for your comfort and enjoyment. Expect crisp white towels, showering facilities and soft, relaxing music. Alternatively, you may request an outcall to your home or hotel within London fare zones 1 and 2. Sometimes masseurs are able to accommodate outcalls to further parts of London, so please do enquire. To book a gay massage in Bayswater, please call, text or Whatsapp us on 07492 898079.
Things to do near Bayswater
Take a bike tour
Notting Hill Bike Tours offer sightseeing whilst cycling. It’s a great opportunity to see the city from a new angle and get fit in the process. You can rent a bike or bring your own, and either pick from one of the offered tours or have a customised experience. Or, you could rent a bicycle and set our on your own. The nearby Hyde park is a particularly nice spot for cycling, what with its lush greenery and good cycling paths. You can download audio files of guided tours on a website like Voicemap for a few dollars. They have general London guides suitable for first-time tourists as well as guides on more niche subjects that will interest the locals.
Invest in art and spot the next big name
Every Sunday, Bayswater Road becomes an open-air art show. Why not take a leisurely stroll and see some original work? The event has been going on for over 50 years, and claims to be the biggest regular open-air show in the world. There you can see everything from well-known names who have exhibited at the Royal Academy to complete newcomers. All art is for sale and can be carried away on the day, or packaged and shipped abroad. Are you visiting on a weekday? Bayswater is home to many boutique galleries and artist studios, so there is always something interesting going on.
Visit the Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace is a historic residence for the younger royals, and it is located only a short walk away from Bayswater. It is also the official residence of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and used to be home to Princess Diana. In truth, running into a royal is not very likely, but you never know (after all, once Duke and Duchess of Cambridge move out, 13 high ranking royals will remain in the palace). If the Royal Family are not your cup of tea, you will still enjoy the palace’s beautiful gardens and ornate rooms. If you are visiting in summer, you might want to catch a movie at the open-air night cinema located on the grounds.
Enjoy a movie in style
Portobello Road is only a short walk away, and there you will find Electric Cinema, run by Soho House. It’s one of the oldest cinemas in London (first opened in 1911), and you will feel the old world charm the moment you step in. Tickets are around £20, but the experience is also a cut above most movie theatres. There are leather armchairs and sofas, footstools and small tables with lamps for your comfort. You can order a bottle of wine and enjoy the surroundings that survived two world wars and a bombing. Then, perhaps, finish your evening at a speakeasy…
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