BAYSWATER REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS
Bayswater is one the sought-after areas of London.
One of Bayswaters biggest draws is how it acts as a microcosm of London.
This corner of London is a melting pot of nationalities and ethnicities. The area has the largest Brazilian community in London, while there is also a high Arab, Greek, English, French and Chinese presence in W2.
The strong cultural influences in the area create a truly cosmopolitan feel, with a broad range of restaurants serving different cuisines, usually for a price much cheaper than high-end speciality eateries, yet with food that is just as good.
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Bayswater Through History
Bayswater has a long history and has been home for some of the most intriguing politicians and artists. To name a few, Winson Churchill, Guglielmo Marconi, Tony Blair and Keira Knightley lived here.
In the last Centuries, Bayswater was mostly an agricultural field.
he land now called Bayswater belonged to the Abbey of Westminster when the Domesday Book was compiled. T he most considerable tenant under the abbot was Bainiardus, probably the same Norman associate of the Conqueror who gave his name to Baynard’s Castle.
A larger urbanization process happened in the 19th century. Most of the buildings were erected on the older roads. We can still trade Queensway on the oldest maps when it was used to connect the fields.
Near the northern end of the street is Whiteleys shopping, on the site of London’s first department store, opened by William Whiteley in 1867. The store was awarded a Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria in 1896. The facade of the current building is from 1911, but the building itself was demolished and rebuilt in 1989.
In recent years, Queensway has become a centre for the entertainment and leisure industry in London. London’s biggest ice rink, the Queen’s Ice & Bowl in Queensway was recently renovated after investment and development by Robert Bourne (developer) and Bourne Capital. This has led the way for further developments in the area’s entertainment and leisure industry.
It is reported that a wealthy Brunei family, in conjunction with Meyer Bergman and others, has acquired a large part of Queensway, which is bordered by the more prestigious Notting Hill and Kensington areas, in order to redevelop it. The purchases include the Queensway Estate, location of the ice skating rink and Queensway Market, and the Whiteley’s shopping centre which was purchased from Standard Life Investments.
Bayswater has something to offer for every taste.
To start with, it’s not to shabby to have Hyde Park a few minutes away from you, with its open spaces and canals. The Italian Garden will offer you a lovely space where to enjoy the spring and summer, pampered by the perfume of its roses. There’s always something to do in Hyde Park, from high-energy concerts and Winter Wonderlands, to scenic strolls, museum visits and walks along the Serpentine.
Whitleys is a shopping centre that isn’t particularly spectacular from a retail point of view, especially with larger mega stores like Westfield nearby. But the interiors of this building make it a must visit. The charming 1930s decoration creates a grand scale in what happens to be one of London’s smaller malls. Visit for a snap of the spiralling staircase and hang around for some shopping and a bite to eat.
On Queensway, you will find so many shops you won’t believe. From hair salons, to eateries, the world is all yours. Some of the most charming London restaurants reside here, such as `Italian Pizza Connection, Pearl Liang and Pharmacy.
What’s happening in the Bayswater Market
Average property value today
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Sales in Bayswater
Sales in the last 12 Months
Average Sales Price
|Property type||Avg. current value||Avg. £ per sq ft.||Avg. # beds||Avg. £ paid (last 12m)|
Lettings in Bayswater
Average Asking Price
£3,919 per month
Average Rental Prices
|Property type||1 bed||2 beds||3 beds||4 beds||5 beds|
|Houses||£1,842 pcm||£3,640 pcm||£7,003 pcm||£14,329 pcm||£13,241 pcm|
|Flats||£2,530 pcm||£3,765 pcm||£5,591 pcm||£8,340 pcm||£14,676 pcm|
|Data by Zoopla|
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- Bayswater (Zone 2)
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Kids education is a must. And Bayswater offers a top schools form the earliest stages of the growth of your child.
L’Ecole Bilingue Elementaire
College Park School
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Hallfield Primary School
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Hampden Gurney CofE Primary School
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Ark Paddington Green Primary Academy
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Connaught House School
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. Notting Hill falls within the Kensington and Chelsea Borough.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
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How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.