A visit to London would not be complete without a trip to one of the capital’s traditional British boozers or refined wine bars.
As a result, individuals staying in and around Bayswater are spoilt for choice when it comes to enjoying an evening of revelry, with establishments to suit all manner of tastes available to weary travellers and party hunters in equal measure.
The Leinster Arms
Located at 17 Leinster Terrace, the Leinster Arms is a traditional British pub that serves a fantastic selection of food and drink from a changing daily menu.
Open Mondays to Thursdays from midday to 11pm, from midday to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, and from midday to 10:30pm on Sundays, guests can enjoy a wide range of seasonal dishes to satisfy their hunger throughout the day.
Meanwhile, the establishment also provides a wide selection of wines from around the world, classic spirits and cocktails, as well as a large choice of craft beers, ciders and soft drinks.
The decor is traditional and rustic, giving visitors a taste of a traditional British pub in the heart of the capital.
The Mitre Townhouse
Open from midday to 11pm Mondays to Thursdays and from midday to 12:30am Fridays and Saturdays, the Mitre Townhouse is situated at 24 Craven Cottage in Lancaster Gate and is just a stone’s throw from nearby Hyde Park.
The establishment offers many original features – including etched glass, mosaic floors, open fireplaces and original wooden beams – making this a fantastic choice for anyone seeking a place to have a drink with great character and presence.
Guests can relax in armchairs or Chesterfields while sipping on something delicious, with the bar offering an award-winning selection of Young’s beers, world lagers and fine wines.
The Bayswater Arms
With a wide selection of real ales behind the bar from which to choose, as well as an extensive wine list, the Bayswater Arms could be the perfect choice for visitors looking for a fine example of the Great British Pub.
Situated in the middle of busy Queensway, the establishment is open from 09:00 am daily and is best enjoyed with a drink in hand and with the company of friends and loved ones.
Serving traditional British pub food in addition to its extensive drinks menu, guests can be sure they will have their fill and leave completely satisfied after a visit to the Bayswater Arms.
Part of the capital’s History & Ale Trail, visitors to the pub can find out all about the rich history of the local area and the establishment itself, which is said to have been frequented by such famous names as Charles Dickens.
72 Queensborough Terrace
A guest house with a stylish bar open to all comers, 72 Queensborough Terrace delivers a sense of refinement for Bayswater visitors and is open for functions as well as for those seeking a place to rest.
The bar is well-stocked at all times and drinks are competitively priced, although its opening hours range from Thursdays to Saturdays only.
Located on Queensway, the venue is in close proximity to a range of fantastic London attractions, including Hyde Park, the Natural History Museum, Regents Park, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Kensington Gardens, to name but a few.
Priding itself on being ‘the best pub in town’, Redan is located at 1 Westbourne Grove and is open daily from 10:00am.
With regular showings of live sports and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, the establishment is a traditional west London public house, complete with a contemporary menu and a large selection behind the bar.
Facilities on offer include meeting rooms for functions, a full bar and restaurant; Redan can cater for groups from small to large and is a great place to visit either when organising a works lunch or when simply having a night out with friends.
The Sussex Arms
And finally, the Sussex Arms is situated just two minutes walk from nearby Paddington Station on London Street and is a contemporary bar in the heart of Bayswater.
Having recently undergone an extensive renovation, the Sussex Arms is open seven days a week from 10:00am to 11:30pm and welcomes children until 9:30pm.
Great for watching sporting events with three large plasma screens situated to its rear, the establishment also offers free Wi-Fi for guests and both a covered outside drinking area and an extensive bar indoors.
With a varied selection of drinks to choose from, the bar offers all types of lagers, ales, fine wines and spirits, as well as soft drinks for those not in the mood for alcohol.
Food is also available in the adjoining restaurant, with a changing menu of contemporary British and European dishes for guests to choose from.