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FOUNTAIN HOUSE is opposite Hyde Park. It is within a few minutes walk of Lancaster Gate Underground Station..  one stop to Oxford Street. There are also buses to Oxford Street and Regent Street.

If a central London location with good transport links and magnificent views of Hyde Park and the city appeal to you, look no further. Fountain House is a beautiful property offering 18 serviced apartments right across the road from Hyde Park and within minutes from Paddington Station and its Heathrow Express.
This is the perfect base from which to take off and explore the best of the capital’s premier spots. Apart from the many famous attractions of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, Fountain House is close to the shopping hub of Oxford Street, world-famous restaurants of Queen’s Way and fashionable Notting Hill with its Portobello Street Market.All apartments are equipped with modern amenities, including broadband, satellite television and 24-hour monitored security.
Our aim is to create a homely experience for the distinguished traveller. Quality and comfort are key elements in our apartments.

We provide the service you would expect from  a top hotel and add to this the space and independence that makes an apartment an appealing choice for travellers. We have a choice of Superior and Standard apartments. The Superior apartments offer additional space, comfort and luxury extras.

ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT
The one bedroom apartments have recently been upgraded and fitted with modern furnishings and air conditioning.

The sizeable living/dining area is fitted with premium audio-visual system with flat screen television and a wide choice of free satellite channels.

The bedroom is fitted with a king sized bed and bathroom with bath and shower.

An extra bed can be provided for a child.

The Bathroom includes bath and shower.  

The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances including dishwasher and washing machine/dryer.
TWO BEDROOM APARTMENTS
The standard two bedroom apartments comes with a king sized bed in the master bedroom and twin beds in the second bedroom. An extra bed can be provided for a child if required.

 The living/dining area is fitted with premium audio-visual system with free satellite television viewing.

 

The apartment has one bathroom with bath and shower.

 The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances including dishwasher and washing machine/dryer.
THREE BEDROOM APARTMENTS
Our spacious three bedroom apartments have a mix of king sized, double and twin beds

(please enquire details from our reservations team).

The apartments have a living/dining area fitted with premium audio-visual system

Each has two bathrooms,  and fully equipped kitchen.

An extra bed can be requested for a child.

One portable air conditioning unit can be provided per apartment.

The three bedroom apartments have a mix of king sized, double and twin beds - please let s know detail of the type of bed you wish to have.
4 BEDROOM PENTHOUSE OVERLOOKING HYDE PARK
DETAILS CAN BE SENT ON REQUEST
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Bayswater is one of London’s most cosmopolitan areas, home to a very eclectic and diverse population. The area is lined with Victorian stucco terraces, attractive streets and garden squares. Aside from easy access to Oxford Street, Hyde Park, Notting Hill and Westfield Shopping Centre, Bayswater’s biggest advantage is its convenient location for travel links in and out of London and in particular, Heathrow Airport. The Heathrow Express runs from Paddington (main­line) Station every 15 minutes (see below for more information).

Places of Interest

Marble Arch – Built in the 19th Century, the Marble Arch was founded as the state entrance to the cour d’honneur of Buckingham Palace. Originally only members of the Royal Family and the King’s Troop were permitted to pass through, which today still happens on ceremonial occasions. However, for visitors, it’s a popular landmark located at the top of Oxford Street (and a good meeting point if needed).

St Sophia’s Cathedral (Moscow Road, Bayswater) – St Sophia’s Cathedral was the first Orthodox Church in London, built in the seventeenth century to serve the first Greek community in the area. Designed by architect, John Oldrid Scott, the church was consecrated on February 5, 1882, by the Archbishop of Corfu.

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising – if packaging, logos and advertising is your thing or you’re studying marketing, this museum is worth a visit. Around the corner from Portobello Market the collection holds over 12,000 items and displays the history of consumer culture from the Victorian era up to the present day.
www.museumofbrands.com

Shop­ping:

Bayswater is perfectly situated for shopping and there’s plenty of choice close by, but for the more committed a short bus or tube journey will satisfy every shopping wish.

Porchester Spa – Dating back to 1929 The Porchester Spa is an oasis of calm and historic interest. With its Art Deco green and white tiles, high ceilings and original features still intact. The building houses three Turkish hot rooms, two Russian steam rooms, a cold plunge pool, sauna, swimming pool and a relaxation lounge. Certain days are either men or women only, so it’s best to check opening times, and there are also great packages and treatments available. The building is owned by Westminster Council and over the years it’s been threatened with closure but a well-deserved makeover has revived its fortunes – it might seem a bit old fashioned but it doesn’t pretend to be anything else.
http://www.better.org.uk/leisure/porchester-spa/

Whiteley’s Shopping Centre- the site of London’s first ever department store that started out as a drapery in 1867. Today, Whiteley’s is home to over 50 stores, including women’s, men’s and children’s fashions. Gifts, books, beauty products, fashion accessories, a wide range of international restaurants, an 8 screen multiplex cinema, bowling diner and car park.

American Food Store– Starting out as a Newsagents and Post Office in Notting Hill, the American Food Store stocks over 1,000 truly American imported foods, and the real taste of the USA.

Portobello Road Market – the famous Portobello Road market offers a variety of antiquities, vintage clothing, street food, music, jewellery and much more. There’s always a buzz and it’s a great market to absorb the culture and current fashion trends.

Odabash – renowned for her swimwear, designer Melissa Odabash, has been described by Vogue as the ‘Ferrari of swimwear. If you’re looking for a swimwear solution or high-end beach fashion, the shop is definitely worth a visit.
www.odabash.com

Oxford Street - Known to be Europe’s busiest shopping street, Oxford Street is home to over 300 stores and runs from Marble Arch right through to Tottenham Court Road. Many flagship stores can be found here, offering plenty of show and excitement, for the big chains such as Debenhams, John Lewis, and Selfridges. It is also a joyous place to be at Christmas, renowned for its Christmas light displays which are lit by a different celebrity each year.

Westfield Shopping Centre (Shepherd’s Bush) - If you are looking for a large shopping mall, then Westfield is the place to go. Located right next to Shepherd’s Bush station, the mall spans as much floor space as 30 football pitches. It contains over 225 stores, for all ages and styles, as well as The Village: the high-end retail area including the likes of Gucci, Dior, Louis Vuitton, and many more. If you fancy taking a break, there’s also a cinema with the latest blockbusters on show throughout the day.

Restaurants

Bayswater offers plenty of choice, from high street chains to diverse cuisines, below are some suggestions:

Maroush – Lebanese cuisine with music and belly dancing
45–49 Edgware Road
http://www.maroush.com/

Santorini Restaurant – Authentic Contemporary Greek Food
10 Moscow Road
http://www.santoriniw2.com/

Masala Zone – Indian Street Food
75 Bishops Bridge Road
http://www.masalazone.com/

The Swan – popular for authentic Fish & Chips
66 Bayswater Road
http://swanbayswater.co.uk/

Four Seasons – Original Branch, known for their Duck recipes
84 Queensway
http://www.fs-restaurants.co.uk/

A Short His­tory:

Previously belonging to the Abbey of Westminster, the name ‘Bayswater’ is believed to have originated from Bainiardus, an associate of William the Conqueror (who was crowned the first King of England in 1066) who also gave his name to Baynard’s Castle. The area became known as ‘Baynard’s Watering’ and later become abbreviated to Bayswater, was a remark­able source of spring water, supplying Baynard’s household and cattle.
Many famous residents have lived within this area through the decades, including Alexander Fleming (the inventor of penicillin), Winston Churchill, Tony Blair, Keira Knightley, Sting and the artist Sir John Tenniel (Alice in Wonderland sketches).

 

 

 

 Lancaster Gate, Bayswater and surrounding areas offer a huge variety of things to do and to see. This can include horse-riding or picnicking in Hyde Park, taking the children to play in the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground in Kensington Gardens, browsing for antiques in Notting Hill or indulging the palate on your choice of ethnic cuisine in Edgware Road and Queen’s Way.                                                           

Below are some of the most popular attractions nearby. We also provide a concierge service to advise you of the full range of services and facilities in this and other areas of London.                                               

Kensington Palace and Gardens                                                                                                       

Originally a private house, public visitors are now warmly welcomed into Kensington Palace – the birthplace of Queen Victoria and home to Princess Diana, Princess of Wales between 1981 and 1997. One of the best loved features in the Gardens is the bronze statue of story-book character Peter Pan standing on a pedestal covered with climbing squirrels, rabbits and mice. A seven-mile Memorial Walk which goes through Hyde Park, Green Park and St James's Park, opened in 2000.                                                     
 For more information visithttp://www.hrp.org.uk/kensingtonpalace                                                            

Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground                                                                               

For children visiting London a visit to the playground commemorating Diana, Princess of Wales is a             guaranteed winner. Located in the gardens of Kensington Palace, a short walk from Fountain House, the     playground offers all the drama and fun to be enjoyed on board a pirate ship and in mermaids’ fountains,      Indian wigwams and tree houses. The playground is designed to cater for able bodied as well as disabled    children and provides enough seating and comfort for accompanying grown-ups. A café offers a range of       treats, including a children’s menu.                                                                                                         http://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/kensington_gardens/diana_playground.cfm                                         

Serpentine Gallery

Found in the middle of leafy Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, The Serpentine Gallery provides a platform for contemporary artists, both British and international, with frequent changing exhibitions.http://www.serpentinegallery.org/aboutus.html

Notting Hill

Within easy reach of the apartments is Notting Hill, one of London’s trendiest areas famous for Europe’s biggest annual street party, Notting Hill Carnival, and Portobello Road antiques and flea market. Whatever your interest, it holds much in the way of entertainment, shopping and dining. For more information visit http://www.thehill.co.uk

Wallace Collection

For the art connoisseur the Wallace Collection in nearby Hertford House is worth a visit. Now a national museum, it features works of art collected in the 18th and 19th centuries by the first four Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace. The collection is best known for its paintings by artists including Titian, Rembrandt, Hals (The Laughing Cavalier) and Velázquez and one of the finest collections of 18th century French paintings, porcelain, furniture and gold boxes outside France.http://www.wallacecollection.org        

 

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