4 star modern hotel
9 Kensington High Street, London, Kensington, W8 5NPShow on map
LH COMMENT: The Seraphine Kensington Gardens is in a brilliant location, one of the best in Central London. Close to the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace and many good quality... Read More »
5 star deluxe modern hotel
2-24 Kensington High St, Kensington, W8 4PTShow on map
"Luxury hotel with stylish suites overlooking West London’s Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens" Royal Garden Hotel in leafy Kensington is a superb value 5-star hotels offering great service. The luxury... Read More »
apartment - classic
Kensington Court, Kensington, W8 5DGShow on map
The Kensington district of London is an extremely affluent and picturesque part of the city, which London's elite calls home. Few people can afford the high rents on the elegant Victorian town houses here, but... Read More »
5 star city chic deluxe hotel
1 Kensington Court, Kensington, W8 5DLShow on map
The Milestone Hotel is consistently rated London's most outstanding boutique hotel. It was recently voted "One of the Best Places in the World to Stay" in the Conde Nast Traveller’s Gold List 2011 and... Read More »
Apartment - classic modern
5 Prince Of Wales Terrace, Kensington, W8 5PGShow on map
High Street Apartments offer you a home away from home in a tucked away, peaceful enclave of the very desirable Kensington district. Discretely placed in the Prince of Wales Terrace, you will have some very... Read More »
4 star classic boutique hotel
15-16 Prince of Wales Terrace, Kensington, W8 5PQShow on map
Situated on a 19th Century site, long associated with style and elegance, in a lovingly restored Victorian town house Kensington House Hotel offers its own modern brand of hospitality within an historical... Read More »
5 star classic deluxe hotel
60 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington, SW7 5BBShow on map
Perhaps the most appealing aspect of staying in Kensington is how green this part of the city is. From landscaped garden squares to Kensington Gardens, which inspired JM Barrie's Peter Pan, to Hyde Park, the... Read More »
4 star contemporary hotel
Wrights Lane, London, Kensington, W8 5SPShow on map
LH COMMENT: The location of this hotel is just superb. Tucked away in a little corner of Kensington but with everything closeby on the doorstep. Close to High Street Kensington Tube. A great indoor pool,... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
Scarsdale Place, Kensington, Kensington, W8 5SRShow on map
LH COMMENT: One of the quietest streets in central London yet within a few minutes stroll to the shops, restaurants and pubs on High Street Kensington. It is maybe time to have a refurb but overall a... Read More »
Holland Walk, Holland Park, W8 7QUShow on map
Cash-strapped tourists might believe that the very monied Kensington district of London, home to royals and celebrities alike, where properties change hands for millions of pounds may be out of their budget,... Read More »
Search for cheap hotels near Embassy of Israel
London's Jewish community is very prominent, especially in areas such as Golders Green in north London, where London's Jewish Community Centre is located and it is common to see the long, payot side locks Orthodox Jewish men wear and conservative dress for the women. There are also many synagogues scattered throughout the capital and centres for the education of Jewish history and culture. In spite of the Goon Show's running gag that the Israeli Embassy is located in Golders Green, it's actually situated in the affluent district of Kensington, close to Kensington Palace, in an elegant townhouse originally inhabited by William Makepeace Thackeray, and it is the only diplomatic building of Israel in the UK.
The Israeli Embassy is next door to the consulate, so can provide help and information in acquiring VISAs for British citizens who wish to travel to the Holy Lands, which are required by several nationalities who reside in the UK. Various types of VISAs can be obtained; including tourist, educational, spousal and clerical VISAs, and the Embassy is active in encouraging UK students to study in the country and vice versa. The Embassy also provides notary services and aid and assistance for Israeli citizens living in the UK, whether they are having issues with the language and culture or if they have urgent queries regarding Israel. They can provide both criminal attorneys and qualified translators as needed, as well as helping visitors to the UK who have misplaced their passport; so if you find yourself in a sticky situation, they will be able to provide support.
The Embassy also encourages trade between Israel and the UK, closely monitoring foreign trade policy and helping small businesses to expand through advice and grants. Alongside financial and economic concerns, the Embassy also promotes Israeli culture throughout the UK, advertising events on their website. Israel House is a place where Israelis living in the UK can meet to strengthen the bonds of the community, but it also acts as a centre of the arts, with exhibitions, talks, lectures, film screenings and theatre, as well as holiday celebrations, for those who may feel isolated in the UK. Many of these events are free and open to the public, so it is well worth checking to see what's on before you arrive in the UK.
The Embassy also holds a large archive of information about Israeli history, identity and events relating to Jewish concerns, including the horrors and heroes of the Holocaust. Anyone who is interested in Jewish heritage will find what they need here and will learn much more about this fascinating land.
Kensington is also a fantastic place to stay during your trip, with plenty of shops, restaurants and sights nearby. Hotel prices in the area vary, but you should be able to find something to cater for your budget, whether you can afford a 5-star luxury or a cheap and cheerful place to rest your head. Milestone Hotel is a fabulous establishment, complete with four-poster beds and antique furnishings throughout, a pricey option, but opulent enough for royalty. Kensington Close Hotel has reasonable rates for the area, comfortable bedrooms and even a pool, a rare find in London hotels! Citadines Apartments offer a cosy home away from home, for those who want a little more flexibility and the Copthorne Tara Hotel is a modern establishment with good service and affordable rates.
Tips about your stay in Kensington - An insiders local knowledge of Kensington gives you tips about which hotel to choose or not to choose. Also where to eat and drink.