Zone 1 - Queensway, London

Residential Area, full of restaurants, pubs and Whiteleys Shopping Center. A few steps far from Hyde Park, Notting Hill and well connected with all major touristic spots of Central London.

This part of Bayswater was first developed as a residential suburb of London in the early nineteenth century. However, the road at its southern end (Bayswater Road) was a long-established road across the countryside before this, and a road roughly following the present Queensway can be seen on early maps running north from Bayswater Road across fields under the name of Black Lion Lane. It was subsequently renamed Queen's Road in honour of Queen Victoria, who had been born at nearby Kensington Palace. This was a name somewhat lacking in distinctiveness, and, for this reason, the present name of Queensway was eventually substituted.

Near the northern end of the street is the multi-storey Whiteleys Shopping Centre, 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 Queens Ice & Bowl in Queensway was recently renovated. This has led the way for further developments in the area's entertainment and leisure industry. Queensway's retail industry is also booming with the famous Queensway Market showing significant growth in recent years.

It's a residential area well connected to major tourist attractions and town center. It represents one of the fascinating places to live in London. This area is surrounded by numerous green square spaces and bordered by Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. It is London's most cosmopolitan area, with the detectable diversity of the local population.

Around the area, mostly at Bayswater and Queensway Tube Station, there are numerous ethnic cafes, restaurants, and shops that a simple tourist could think that there might be no real residents nearby. The area has attractive streets and garden squares lined with Victorian stucco terraces, mostly now subdivided into flats and boarding houses.
  • Bayswater Tube Station, zone 1, District and Circle lines: 4 min. walk
  • Queensway Tube Station, zone 1, Central line: 4 min. walk
  • Lancaster Gate Tube Station, zone 1, Central line: 13 min. walk
  • Paddington Station, zone 1 (Bakerloo, Circle, District, Hammersmith & City lines - Heathrow Express - Crossrail - National Rail): 13 min. walk
  • Local and Night Buses walking distance
  • Several Buses to all major parts of Central London
  • Minicab (local taxi service) walking distance


Fast access to main points of interest in London (by public transport):


  • Paddington, Heathrow Express: 13 min. (by walk)
  • Kensington Palace Garden: 9 min. (by walk)
  • The Albert Memorial: 17 min. (by walk)
  • Hyde Park: 5 min. (by walk)
  • Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum: 17 min.
  • High Street Kensington: 9 min.
  • Green Park: 20 min.
  • Buckingham Palace: 25 min.
  • Big Ben, Westminster, London Eye: 20 min.
  • Notting Hill: 7 min.
  • Little Venice: 16 min.
  • Camden Town: 35 min.
  • Baker Street, Madame Tussauds: 16 min.
  • National Gallery: 20 min.
  • British Museum: 22 min.
  • M&M Worlds, Leicester Square: 25 min.
  • Soho, China Town: 17 min.
  • Regents Street, Oxford Circus: 16 min.
  • Piccadilly Circus: 16 min.
  • The Regent’s Park, ZSL London Zoo: 25 min.
  • Primrose Hill: 38 min.
  • Southbank, Waterloo: 23 min.
  • Covent Garden: 26 min.
  • London Bridge, The Shard, Borough Market: 30 min.
  • Walkie Talkie Sky Garden: 26 min.
  • Tower Bridge, Tower of London: 40 min.
  • Canary Wharf: 39 min.
  • Greenwich Park: 48 min.
  • Harrods, Knightsbridge: 22 min.
  • Selfridges: 12 min.
  • Westfield (Shepherd’s Bush): 15 min.

  • Whiteleys Shopping Centre: 3 min. walk
  • Tesco Express, Sainsbury's, Costcutter: 3 min. walk
  • Tesco Express and Local Sainsbury's, 2 min. walk
  • Portobello Market Road: walking distance
  • Local Food&Wine groceries shops walking distance
  • Restaurants, pubs and other various shops, walking distance
  • Pharmacy, walking distance
  • Launderette, walking distance

This is just a small "taste" of the many restaurants in the area

  • The Troller Hut Restaurant (German Restaurant)
  • Alounak (Persian & Iranian Restaurant)
  • The Cow (British Restaurant, Gastro Pub)
  • Bengal Restaurant (Indian Restaurant, Food Delivery, Vegetarian Restaurant)
  • Royal China (Chinese Restaurant)
  • Tara Sandwich (Takeaway, Fast Food)
  • Arancina (Pizza, Italian Restaurant)
  • Malaysia Hall Canteen (Malaysian Restaurant)
  • Halepi (Greek Restaurant)
  • Four Seasons (Chinese Restaurant)
  • Gourmet Burger Kitchen (Takeaway, Fast Food)
  • The Oak (Pizza, Mediterranean Restaurant)
  • Cote (Breakfast & Brunch, French Restaurant, Brasserie)
  • Moroccan Sahara (Moroccan Restaurant)
  • Haminids (Breakfast & Brunch)
  • Tukdin Flavours of Malaysia (Malaysian Restaurant)
  • Nipa (Thai Restaurant)
  • Masala Zone (Indian Restaurant, Vegetarian Restaurant, Halal)
  • Aphrodite Taverna (Greek Restaurant)
  • Fresco (Middle Eastern Restaurant)
  • Al Waha (Middle Eastern Restaurant)
  • Gold Mine (Chinese Restaurant)
  • The Commander (British Restaurant)
  • Byron Burger (Burgers)
  • The Shiori (Japanese Restaurant)
  • Mr. Fish (Fish & Chips)
  • The Westbourne (Pub, British Restaurant)
  • Bel Canto (French Restaurant)

Queensway is located in Central London and all it's close to the best tourist spots of the city.

From this location, you can plan interesting walks through the city.

We suggest you to visit the historical and renovated Paddington Station. Now, it's full of shops and it's also famous for the statue of Paddington Bear, the character of the homonym book for children.

After this visit, we suggest continuing your walk up to Paddington Basin and taking a break drinking and eating in one of the many restaurants along the canal. In particular, we suggest you to visit the Rolling Bridge, a type of curling movable bridge. It offers a magic of its own at midday every Friday.

From here you can start an original walk that it is not well know by tourists. Indeed, if you continue to walk through Regent's Canal, you can reach Camden Town. Or, you can visit the picturesque area of Little Venice. Or if you love to have the wind in your sails, you can book a canal and river cruise day tour.

For shopping lovers, we highly recommended a few hours of full immersion inside the shopping center Whiteleys.

For who travel with kids, we suggest visiting the Princess Diana Memorial Playground. In this place, there is a sensory trail, teepees, a beach around the pirate ship and various toys and play sculptures. The design has created an area where less able and able-bodied children can play together. The Science Museum is also one of the best places for the whole family. Here, you can catch a 3D movie, jump on a simulator, visit an exhibition, and encounter the past, present and future of technology in 7 floors of galleries!

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