Bayswater rivals exclusive Mayfair with luxury flats in a former Buddhist centre

Once dubbed “the wrong side of Hyde Park”, these luxurious open-plan apartments with glass-and-timber "floating" stairways are putting Bayswater back in the spotlight. 

Bayswater is regaining the cachet it enjoyed 150 years ago when grand stucco terraces were built between Hyde Park and Paddington station.

Ultra-smart development The Lancasters started the change in perception of the area, stigmatised a decade ago as “the wrong side of Hyde Park” by Knightsbridge estate agents. Then niche developers snapped up run-down B&Bs for refurbishment into luxurious lateral flats.

Buyers twigged they could get far more for their cash than in neighbouring Notting Hill, and Bayswater now rivals Mayfair.

On a prominent corner site in a tree-lined conservation area, 94 Westbourne Park Villas, is the conversion of a Buddhist centre into grand, open-plan flats with high ceilings, parquet flooring and glass-and-timber “floating” stairways.

Prices from £2,795,000. Call Fruition Properties on 020 8965 4999.


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