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Bayswater, City of Westminster

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Bayswater, City of Westminster

Bayswater is an area of Central London in the City of Westminster . It is a built-up district located 3 miles (4.8 km) west-north-west of Charing Cross, bordering the north of Hyde Park and having a population density of 17,500 per square kilometre. Bayswater is one of London's most cosmopolitan areas, wherein a diverse local population is augmented by a high concentration of hotels.
Post townLONDON
Administrative CountyCity of Westminster
Traditional CountyMiddlesex
OS GridTQ2580
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code020

Other names by which Bayswater, City of Westminster has been known in the past

Baynards Water

Bayswater, City of Westminster in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Bayswater, ry. sta. and suburb of NW. London, Paddington par., Middlesex; originally called Baynard's Water, from a follower of the Conqueror.

Bayswater, City of Westminster in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

BAYSWATER, a hamlet, in the parish of Paddington, Holborn division of the hundred of Ossulstone, county of Middlesex, 1 mile from Cumberland-gate, London, on the Uxbridge road. Bayswater, which may now be considered as a suburb to the metropolis, consists of several ranges of neat houses, and of some handsome detached residences; it has been much increased by ranges of new buildings branching off from the main street towards the north, and is desirable as a place of residence from its vicinity to Kensington gardens, which are situated on the south. The district is lighted with gas, and the inhabitants are supplied with water from a reservoir originally constructed for the use of Kensington Palace, and subsequently granted to the proprietors of Chelsea water-works, on the condition that the supply of the palace should be regularly continued. Sir John Hill, M.D., a voluminous writer, resided here many years, and cultivated the plants from which he prepared his medicines, on the spot now occupied by the proprietor of the Bayswater tea-gardens. An episcopal chapel was built by Mr. Edward Orme, in 1818.

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