Bayswater is best known for its proximity to London’s famous green space, Hyde Park. Its residents can enjoy a palace, horse riding stables and a lake practically in their front garden; and all in Zone 1. Bayswater is a social and cultural mix, reflected in the remarkable variation of restaurants and food stores lined up along Queensway, adding an unusual contrast to the area. Bayswater is cosmopolitan yet relaxed, cutting-edge yet cultivated. There's a strong feeling of community with a residents’ association and a local magazine, and the inhabitants tend to know their neighbours, largely because of the numerous shared garden squares.