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. 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.