Westbourne Grove Serviced Offices – Interesting Facts
- Westbourne Grove takes its name from Westbourne Green – a settlement that developed that later took the name River Westbourne.
- Thomas Hardy lived in this area, mainly at no 16 Westbourne Park Villas, which was his home 1863-67.
- The Notting Hill Carnival passes along Westbourne Grove every year.
- Paddington station, only a few minutes walk from Westbourne Grove, was designed by the celebrated engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and opened in 1847.
- Bayswater is one of London’s most cosmopolitan areas with a very diverse local population: in addition to the ancestral Britons, there is a significant Arab population towards Edgware Road, a large Greek community attracted by London’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral, many Americans and London’s main Brazilian community.
- Bayswater was original land owned by the Abbey of Westminster.