Cafe Diana Bayswater – Local cafe used by Princess Diana
Author: Bob Handford
Cafe Diana is an otherwise normal small cafe that has now become a shrine to the memory Of Princess Diana. The cafe is a few hundred yards from Kensington Palace and Diana often visited the cafe, sometimes with the princes. The walls of the cafe are covered with images of Diana, letters to the cafe from her and the odd newspaper article covering her visits to the cafe.
The menu is a mixture of English Breakfasts, pastries and light meals – little different to many other similar cafes in the area and you pay no premium for the experience of eating here.
There is only 6 or 7 tables, but you can normally get one with no problem and take in whats on show. The food itself is not bad and is priced competitively, and is used extensively by locals so odds are you will be the only one ogling the walls and taking in the ‘exhibits’. All in all a good experience for any visitor to London.
Price Check – Cafe Diana
English Breakfasts £4-£7
Chicken & Tomato Panini £3.70
Fish & Chips £7.50
Jacket Potato – £2.50-£4 depending on filling
Kebab meal – £8.50
Tea £1.50 (Large Pot £3.50)
White/Black Coffee £1.90
Latte Coffee £2.40
Fresh Orange Juice
Getting To Cafe Diana
The formal address is 5 Wellington Terrace which is a small parade of shops that is part of the Bayswater Road that forms the northern perimeter of Hyde Park / Kensington Gardens. Nearest Underground is Queensway or Notting Hill. The shop is about mid-way between the two Underground Stations on the north side of the road. It is opposite the junction of Kensington Palace Gardens which is conspicuous as its a millionaires row with security and barriers on the entrance to the road. The cafe is a couple of minutes walk from the Princess Diana Memorial Playground – an official tribute to the Princess.
Princess Diana Memorial Playground
Princess Diana Memorial Fountain