Within the City of Westminster is Bayswater, an area of west inner London which borders the north of Hyde Park and has a population density of 17,500 per square kilometre.
Bayswater is one of London's most cosmopolitan areas with a significant diversity of culture from the Arab populations of Edgeware Road, which if you walk through during the summer months the air is rich with the scents of okacbasi barbecues and shisha pipes, to the large Greek community attracted to the area by St Sophia's Cathedral, Moscow Road.
St Sophia's is London's Greek Orthodox Cathedral and was consecrated as the Church of the Holy Wisdom (Sophia) of God (St Sophia in the Vernacular) on 5 February 1882 by the Archbishop of Corfu.
Bayswater is also home to the Whiteley Shopping Centre, which, after originally being devastated from one of London's biggest fires in 1887, was re-opened for the second time in its history after extensive reconstruction 1989. This large shopping centre currently has many shops including Marks & Spencers, Starbucks, Zara, French Connection and many more. There are also places to eat and leisure facilities for shoppers to enjoy which include the Odean Cinema and bowling.
The nearest London Underground stations are Bayswater, Queensway, Royal Oak and Lancaster Gate.