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A locals' guide to W2

"After 2 minutes in Hyde Park, you forget you're in the middle of the world's greatest city!"

Christopher Sellwood

"I love walking around Bayswater and looking at the elegant Georgian architecture."

Rebecca Boon

"The garden squares in Bayswater really add to the area's charm."

David Roberts

What is your favourite place?

Where do W2 locals go?

Hyde Park

Stunning views at sunset in London's back garden....

Speakers' Corner

In a corner of Hyde Park you can find a place where there is total freedom of speech!

Hyde Park

Early morning runs are not too painful with sights like this!

Oxford Square

A pretty spot in which to relax and eat lunch on a sunny day, just off Edgware Road.

Grosvenor House Hotel

A wonderful place to enjoy an afternoon Champagne tea!

Jason's Trip

A tour guide canal boat service from Little Venice to Camden Lock, with commentary on the history of Regent's Canal.

Cleveland Square Fireworks

Fireworks night at Cleveland Square Gardens is fantastic for W2 residents! A yearly main event and one not to missed. Fireworks mixed in with dance music!

Waterside Cafe

A charming cafe inside a boat on the Paddington Branch of the Regent's Canal.

Little Venice's Canals

Picturesque walks and barge spotting along the waterways....

Kensington Gardens

The perfect spot for a game of rounders in the summer...

The Bridge House

Classic pub food using fresh ingredients and a cosy atmosphere. The building is shared with the Canal Cafe Theatre, so pop upstairs for some fantastic acting!

Westbourne Gardens

Springtime is beautiful in one of London's many garden squares!

The Duke of York

A really cosy pub with traditional interiors, this place is a great little spot.

The Royal College of Music

Prestigious classical music school established by royal charter in 1882.

Richoux

Breakfast, pastries and afternoon tea, this delightful restaurant is part of a small, well loved chain, where you feel right at home.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Paddington, Bayswater, Knightsbridge, Kensington, Mayfair, Marylebone, South Kensington, Notting Hill, Sloane Square and Victoria

What do you love about W2?

Why do you find W2 a great place to live?

Emily

"Little Venice will charm you with its colourful canals, narrowboats and barges all alongside pretty waterside caf├ęs and restaurants."

February 2015

Christine

"Great restaurants and excellent city transport connections"

January 2015

Cristina

"Its fantastic restaurants, entertainment and being just within walking distance of Oxford street and the main tourist amenities for when family visits. Fast links to the airport in the area make going away such a breeze."

January 2015

Marium

"I came to London for vacation and it's the best place for shopping, dining and until late the area is full of people. Everything is nearby. I love staying in central London. The whole place is full of life and refreshing."

December 2014

Hafeez

"Accessibility and peaceful environment."

August 2013

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"23 and 24 Leinster Gardens are not what they seem - a false facade blends in with the neighbouring properties and hides the railway tracks behind. This outside section allowed fumes to escape from the tunnels at a time when the trains were steam powered."

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  1. About W2

    W2 is the postcode district in West London incorporating the areas of Paddington, Bayswater, Hyde Park, Westbourne Green, Little Venice (part), Westbourne Green, Notting Hill and is covered by the Westminster, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea local authorities.

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