About Hyde Park and Bayswater
Hyde Park is one of the most desirable areas in London. It has both the open green space of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, while being close to the shops and restaurants of the West End. Many buyers are attracted to the grand white stucco terraces and garden squares of this beautiful area. Residents tend to be families taking advantage of the good schools here, or professional couples and singles appreciating the easy commute to Central London.
Properties in Hyde Park and Bayswater
A majority of the housing is found in very desirable, large, white stucco-fronted buildings, which normally enjoy between 2,000-4,000 square feet over 4 or 5 floors. These are often split into flats and arranged around garden squares such as Hyde Park Gardens and Hyde Park Street. The smaller mews houses are also popular, and offer a little community in themselves. These period properties tend to attract European and English buyers.
Purpose-built mansion blocks with porters that look over the park are popular with buyers from the Middle East and other foreign investors. Bayswater has benefitted from recent regeneration and is home to more high spec apartment blocks than previously. This cosmopolitan area has drawn in Middle Eastern, American and Brazilian residents. The renowned Hyde Park Estate provides rental houses and flats that are highly desirable.
Living in Hyde Park and Bayswater
There is a strong sense of community here, with many residents moving to the area and staying. This is especially true in Connaught Village, where annual fetes are held which are often attended by famous locals such as Claudia Winkelman, Tony Blair and the Beckham family.
The area is predominantly boutiques and independents lending itself to a strong café culture. There is an eclectic mix of residents from all around the world which is reflected in the variety of restaurants. Further towards the more cosmopolitan area of Bayswater you will find Whiteleys, London’s first department store, which is home to more of the well-known chains. The well-known shops of Oxford Street and Bond Street are close by, as well as the West End and Marylebone Village shops.