The W2 postcode area of West London is located partly in the City of Westminster and partly in the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It primarily consists of areas such as Paddington, Bayswater, Westbourne Green and part of Notting Hill. The district is home to several art galleries that are frequented by locals and international tourists alike. The more popular ones are Subway Gallery and Serpentine Gallery. Another major draw in the area is the gigantic 350 acre open area known as Hyde Park. It is truly one of the most memorable landmarks of London city, enjoying an enviable reputation around the world. From rock concerts to summer festivals to open water swimming competitions – Hyde Park hosts them all amidst unmatched fervour and enthusiasm from the thousands of visitors who come here each year.
W2 has a large number of serviced offices that are rented by a diverse range of businesses such as architect firms, advertising agencies, structural consultants, software developers and recruitment agencies. The retail sector is also well represented by numerous small shops including hairdressers, florists, computer repair services, boutiques, accessory stores and food and drink shops.
Entertainment And Dining Out
W2 is home to the Puppet Theatre Barge, which is a floating puppet theatre unlike anything you have ever seen before. Any time spent here is guaranteed to be full of fun and exhilaration. If it’s movies you’re seeking, the UCI cinema in the vicinity is the ideal entertainment venue. The varied types of eateries in W2 will leave you absolutely spoilt for choice. The Angelus Restaurant offers authentic French cuisine, whereas the superb Thai food at Nipas will be a treat for your palate.
Not only is Paddington Station one of the main stations that serves W2, but it is a mammoth terminus that is somewhat of a notable London attraction too. The other station that provides access to mainline services is Marylebone. Numerous tube stations including Edgware Road, Marylebone, Lancaster Gate and Paddington tube stations provide excellent connectivity to other parts of London through the underground network.