Duke of Leinster in Bayswater is an elegant hotel offering traditional style and modern comfort. Paddington Station is nearby giving easy access to Heathrow Airport (15 minutes by Heathrow Express). Set in a listed building with a rich history, The Duke of Leinster Hotel is in a quiet square near Hyde Park. It is a short walk from the shops and restaurants of Bayswater and Notting Hill, and just across the park from the Royal Albert Hall and Kensington's fascinating museum district.
In 1874, following the death of his father, Lord Fitzgerald became the 4th Duke of Leinster (pronounced "Linster"). A man of enormous wealth he invested much of his fortune in property, and for his London base, built a new residence on a corner plot in Bayswater on a road that was to be called Leinster Gardens. Lord Fitzgerald's house at number 20 was handed down through the generations but sadly, the effect of opulent lifestyle and gambling debts took their toll and his grandsons lost control of the Duke's wealth and property. Despite this, his name live on at the Duke of Leinster Hotel.