Refurbishment September 2023 – July 2025
We are excited to announce that the iconic Central Park Hotel is under major transformation. Sometimes things need to get ugly before they get pretty !
Our guests are at the heart of all the decisions we make, and your comfort during this period has our priority.
We look forward to welcoming you during and post-refurbishment to share more enhanced experiences.
When deciding where to stay in London, it’s important that you choose a hotel with excellent access to public transport. As the name suggests, Central Park London occupies a prime location in the heart of the capital. In fact, our hotel is a stone’s throw from two London Underground stations: Bayswater and Queensway. Served by the Central, Circle, and District lines, let’s take a closer look at the history and local surroundings.
5-minute walk from Central Park London
Bayswater opened on 1 October 1868 and is one of the oldest Underground stations in London. It was part of the pioneering Metropolitan Railway, which is now known as the Hammersmith & City Line.
The design of the original building followed the distinct architectural style laid out by the Metropolitan Railway’s chief engineer, John Fowler. Since then, the station has undergone various modifications and refurbishments. However, elements of its historic design can still be spotted.
Nowadays, the two-platform station is served only by the Circle and District lines. The Hammersmith & City line passes through without stopping.
Literature-loving guests of hotels in London may know that Bayswater Station is mentioned in John le Carré’s spy thriller, The Looking Glass War. The book’s protagonist uses the station as a rendezvous point.
Famous residents near Bayswater Station have included Alexander Pope, Samuel Beckett, and Edward Elgar.
3-minute walk from Central Park London
The second station near Central Park London, Queensway, originally opened as “Queen’s Road” on 30 July 1900 as part of the Central London Railway. This is now the Central Line and links Queensway with Oxford Circus, Bank, and Liverpool Street stations.
As one of the first deep-level tube stations, Queensway was designed with a two-level platform layout. This enabled passengers to transfer between the Central and District lines. Its entrance and facade are a Grade II listed building.
Winston Churchill, the British Prime Minister in office during World War II, once had an office located above Queensway Station. This was his base during his stint as First Lord of the Admiralty.
The street linking Bayswater and Queensway stations is culturally diverse, with a wide variety of dining and shopping opportunities around Queensway Market. That means guests of nearby hotels in London have a fine choice of places to eat right on their doorstep.
Furthermore, these stations are very close to Hyde Park, the Italian Gardens, and Kensington Gardens. In fact, the area around these stations has inspired artists including Sir John Tenniel, the illustrator of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
This picturesque neighbourhood has also been used as a filming location for various films and television shows. Its distinctive architecture lends itself to being a great backdrop for scenes requiring a classic London setting.
To conclude, both stations are located in Zone 1, the central zone of London’s fare zones. This makes it highly convenient to get around the heart of the city. Book now to secure accommodation close to these central stations.