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Black Lion

123 Bayswater Road
W2 3JH

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This pub is permanently closed. Completely demolished by October 2019


Bayswater Road (Holdings) LTD

About the Pub

Listed as an ale house since 1704. At the height of the Napoleonic invasion scare it was used as the registration house for the Paddington Volunteers. Now on a busy main road and facing Hyde Park, this pub draws tourists to boost the regular trade. The interior, with its attractive windows, has swag and tail curtains, is well carpeted, comfortably furnished and features chandelier lighting below an attractive patterned ceiling. The exterior has red granite pillars and an art nouveau sign in black and gold dating from the 1890 rebuild which cost £2,850. As at mid-June 2014 the freehold of this pub was sold by Spirit Pub Company for £27million. The pub closed at the start of January 2015 but then reopened as an Expresso Bar & Kitchen, see

Although not statutorily listed, the pub is "an unlisted building of merit in the Queensway Conservation Area".

Planning application 15/10671/FULL in the name of Bayswater Road (Holdings) Ltd has been consented April 12th 2016 subject to various S.106 agreement terms and Mayor of London (secured July/Aug 2016) - awaiting planning apps committee consideration.

| Demolition and redevelopment of 117 to 125 Bayswater Road, together with 2 to 6 Queensway and 7 Fosbury Mews for a new building comprising 3 basements, ground and 9 upper storeys to include 55 residential units and ancillary residential facilities (class C3), together with retail (class A1) and/or car showroom (sui generis) unit, a retail (class A1) and/or restaurant (class A3) unit, a dentist (class D1) and a spa/re use (class D2), highway works and the use of car parking within the basement of consort house. | Development Site At 117 - 125 Bayswater Road, 2 - 6 Queensway, Consort House And 7 Fosbury Mews London

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Black Lion

123 Bayswater Road
W2 3JH

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51.510473, -0.186693

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