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Bayswater Paddington W2 streets, Queensway and Westbourne Grove, are not to be missed by those who want to sample foods from different cuisines. Besides the numerous ethnic restaurants, one can also find shopping centers and several leisure facilities. Whiteleys on Queensway is one of the stores that supply goods to the royal family. The annual Notting Hill Carnival passes through Westbourne Grove. While filming Evita, Madonna enjoyed spending time visiting the shops and stores on Westbourne Grove.
St Sophia’s Cathedral in Bayswater Paddington W2 was built in 1882. This grade I listed building was designed by architect John Oldrid Scott.
In the Domesday Book, there is mention of someone named Bainiardus living here as a tenant under the Abbey of Westminster which owned the land. It is believed that Baynard’s Watering or Bayswater takes the name after this notable tenant.
Actress Jennifer Saunders, fashion designer Stella McCartney, and singer Brett Anderson are some of the most well-known residents.