Bayswater Secrets

Can you tell what is so special about these impressive Bayswater terraces?


These average looking period terraces have hidden a great secret for over 100 years.

It is here at 23-24 Lenister Gardens, Bayswater where the District Line trains enter the underground. When building Metropolitan Railways back in 1860s instead of disturbing the beautiful (and expensive) terrace rows they built two fake facades to match the neighbours.

You can barely tell from the outside. But from behind the tracks and trains (even to this day) are clearly visible.


So next time you are travelling from Bayswater to Paddington be sure to notice this fascinating feature.

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