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The four-star Collingham Apartments are located in the heart of Earl's Court and South Kensington. Situated in one of the elegant period buildings, which are typical of this historic area, these self-contained units provide you with a secure home from home, perfect for solo and family travellers and long and short-term stays. South Kensington is a very fashionable area, where many celebrities, noted politicians and even royals own property, so you will be in good company, and you can experience what it is like to call this exclusive district home, even if it is just for a short while.
The 25 apartments are offered as either Standard or Executive and are furnished to suit the elegance and grace of the area, with comfortable fittings in creams and beiges to provide a calm ambience. Apartments in the complex are equipped with a modern kitchen and enjoy a secluded balcony or terrace area. The suites are an ideal choice for both business and leisure travellers. All suites have an en-suite bathroom and an extensive range of amenities such as satellite TV, DVD player, a direct dial telephone and wireless high speed internet to help you stay connected.
The Collingham Apartments are located 400 metres east of Earl's Court London Underground Station, which provides District and Piccadilly line services. Gloucester Road Underground Station is 200 metres northeast of the Collingham Apartments and is just three stops from Victoria Station, where the terminal for the Gatwick Express fast rail service is situated. Earl's Court Exhibition Centre is 450 metres west of the Collingham Apartments, while Kensington Olympia is located 700 metres west. Areas of interest close to the Collingham Apartments include Kensington High Street, with a wide range of designer and high street shops and a tempting whole foods supermarket and Knightsbridge, where you'll find more exclusive shops if the High Street hasn't maxed out your credit card.
From the apartments, you can easily reach Exhibition Road, which houses the Victoria & Albert, Science and Natural History museums, where you can see millions of artifacts from miniscule crustaceans, which hold the key to the origins of life, to large rockets which have journeyed to space and back. To the north you will also find the majestic Hyde Park, London's largest green space, which offers a wide range of all-weather activities, from horse and boat rides, to The Serpentine Gallery's modern art collection, to historic relics such as Rotten Row, an 18th century riding path used by monarchs throughout the ages. The apartments are also just a seven-minute walk from Cromwell Hospital, which has a reputation for superb medical care. All this and a wide array of shops, clubs and bars are all on your doorstep.
Having a self-contained apartment means that you can save money by dining in, and there are Waitrose and Tescos supermarkets just a few minutes walk away, where you can pick up ingredients for a home-cooked treat. However, if you would like to sample the culinary excellence of Kensington’s restaurants, you can sample delectable Chinese food at Mr Wing in Old Brompton Road, exotic Indian cuisine at Star of India and Kare Kare and traditional English grub at The Pembroke Pub.
The staff manning the reception take the effort to make you feel welcome at the Collingham complex, greeting you with a smile, ensuring there is a bowl of sweets to greet you when you open the door and arranging to have a paper delivered to you in the morning. This is a great option for those who want privacy and laid back surroundings. It's highly recommended to request an apartment facing the gardens so you can take in the pretty green spaces of the area, although if you do get placed on the ground floor, these apartments are still very light and airy.