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Bayswater lies to the west of Tyburnia, and possesses much the same characteristics. It has, however, rather a specialty for good shops at lower prices than are usual at this end of the town. There are some enormous houses about Lancaster-gate at proportionately enormous prices, but rents are here beginning to lower a little in comparison with those in Tyburnia, and a fairly comfortable house can be got for £150 to £200 a year. It is well, however, to bear in mind that this is merely a comparative drop in prices, and that good houses in this neighbourhood, as in most other parts of the West-end, are steadily rising in value from year to year. NEAREST Railway Stations, Queen’s road, Royal Oak, Notting Hill-gate; Omnibus Routes, Uxbridge-road and Westbourne-grove.
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879