Queensway to become the new Covent Garden?

Many of you will have seen the reports that Whiteleys and other parts of Queensway have been bought by developers with a vision for “an ambitious £1 billion plan to turn Bayswater’s scruffy Queensway into a “Covent Garden of the West by 2020…with a shopping and eating out “village” modelled on London’s great family estates such as the Grosvenor in Mayfair and Belgravia”. Let us know what you think!

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/whiteleys-new-owners-reveal-1bn-masterplan-for-queensway-8819405.html

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2 Responses to Queensway to become the new Covent Garden?

  1. Keith Montgomery says:

    As a resident of Queensway for the past 13 years, I have always marveled at the fact that nothing like this has happened before. The ground floor of the building across from mine, just steps away from Kensington Gardens, is a fertile place for cafes and boutiques. Instead, it is wall-to-wall with bohemian dives, bong shops, and tatty souvenir stores. In fact, I have watched as nearly every useful shop on Queensway has shut down, only to be replaced by yet ANOTHER souvenir store. We’ve lost a hair salon, a shoe repairman, a bookstore, a computer store, a chemist, a bakery, an appliance store and an ironmonger…. all of them replaced by tatty souvenir shops. To me, an ambitious redevelopment makes perfect sense, in a well-suited location.

  2. Guitar123 says:

    It is very timely. There is so much potential in Bayswater and a development of this nature would be excellent.

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