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The Millennium Baileys Hotel, London is a popular, four-star hotel in one of London's most exclusive districts. It puts you in the heart of London's cultural life, amidst some of its finest residential architecture, and gives access to shops, museums, parks, and transport to the centre of the city.
The hotel itself is located almost exactly opposite Gloucester Road tube station, just ten metres away. Take the Piccadilly line from here and you can ride direct to Heathrow, or to Leicester Square and other destinations in the centre of London. South Kensington itself holds many treasures, both literal and metaphorical. The Victoria & Albert Museum holds some of the worlds most impressive collections of ancient artifacts, and the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum are also close at hand for those who wish to broaden their minds whilst staying in the city, or who just want to visit the set of One Of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing. If you have a lot of treasure of your own that you wish to spend, the delights of High Street Kensington, as well as Harrods in Knightsbridge are easy to get to, as are the chic boutiques of the Kings Road, made famous by Vivienne Westwood and others. Kensington is a safe and spacious district, and you are close to both Hyde Parki and Kensington gardens if you wish to retreat from the bustle of the city to find somewhere a little quieter.
The hotel itself is situated within a restored Victorian townhouse, with all the spacious luxury that suggests. The Standard rooms offer a double bed, satellite television, pay-per-view movies and access to the fitness centre. Guests in a Club Room also get access to the Club Lounge with its complementary service and refreshments. There is 24-hour room service, a bar and restaurant, multi-lingual staff, a foreign exchange as well as same day laundry and dry cleaning.
Baileys Hotel is one of London's oldest hotels, and was founded in 1876. It represents important local and architectural history, as it was the first hotel in Kensington, and sited itself directly opposite the tube station. It started with bathrooms on every floor, a practice that was unusual in the Victorian period. The hotel was hit twice by bombs in the Second World War, but has managed to maintain most of its original structure up until the present day.
Many guests comment on how convenient the hotel is for both the station and the shops that surround it. There is a 24 hours a day, seven days a week, grocery store very close to the tube station, and this can be convenient for any meals you do not feel like taking in the bar or restaurant. You are also amidst South Kensington's bars, gastropubs and restaurants, and can find many places to eat and drink out if you wish.
In the 1890s a visitor from the USA could stay at the hotel for $1 a night. Whilst that has changed significantly, the hotel remains a convenient and luxurious choice right in the heart of one of London's most beautiful and important areas.