Adjacent to the open spaces of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, affluent Bayswater and Notting Hill offer upmarket shopping and fashionable restaurants, as well as a vibrant street market.
Housed in a modern building just steps away from Kensington Gardens, Lansdowne College is only five minutes’ walk away from both Queensway and Bayswater underground stations. The area’s leafy terraced streets, dotted with garden squares, are lined with Victorian townhouses and restaurants serving global cuisine to the cosmopolitan resident community.
The green expanse and magnificent trees of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens provide an escape from the urban buzz of the city on the college’s doorstep. The parks host cultural events throughout the year, and offer sporting opportunities including jogging, cycling, football and horse riding. The Serpentine Gallery hosts a programme of art and design exhibitions, while Speakers’ Corner is a world-famous location for open-air public speaking and debate.
Whiteleys shopping mall, occupying a former department store, offers retail chains, restaurants, a multiscreen cinema and a bowling alley, all just a five-minute stroll from Lansdowne College. Nearby Notting Hill is known for its lively Saturday market stretching the length of Portobello Road, with stalls offering antiques, vintage clothing and international street food. The area is also home to wide variety of colourful restaurants, pubs and cafes.