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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 notable residents as the area is home to celebrities such as Mick Jagger and Jemima Khan, politicians and even royals. When your neighbours are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge you know that you're in a good neighbourhood!
The modern, renovated apartments are decorated in a clean contemporary style, with bright colour accents and clutter-free, calming environments. The large windows allow a lot of light into the space so the odd patch of London gloom won’t affect you and the modern facilities will ensure you have everything you need throughout your stay. The apartment amenities consider the needs of all travellers, whether you are staying as a family or as a solo business guest. These include a colour TV, DVD player, sofas; fully stocked kitchens with dishwashers and some units even have pleasant balconies from which you can enjoy splendid views, a very rare commodity in London.
The apartment buildings mix the privacy and flexibility of a private residence with all the services of a high-class hotel, offering a 24-hour reception with knowledgeable staff that will happily help you to navigate the surrounding area and beyond. The complex also comprises of a laundry room, a luggage storage facility, a local hairdresser and a babysitting service is offered so parents can enjoy a night out on the town.
A particular advantage of staying in an apartment means that you can cater for your own food and save some money on dining out. With a Waitrose, Tesco Metro and the superb Whole Foods supermarket just a few minutes walk away on the High Street, you can easily pick up some ingredients to create something tasty in your kitchenette. If you do wish to sample the gastronomic delights of the area, there's plenty to choose from, with superb British cuisine at Cheneston's, prized Indian food at Zaika or healthy brunches and juices at Giraffe Cafe if you don't fancy a silver service affair.
The apartments are located on the edge of Kensington Gardens, where you can visit Kensington Palace, the former home of Princess Diana. This exquisite Christopher Wren designed building offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the British Monarchy past and present and also serves a delicious afternoon tea in The Orangery Restaurant if history isn't your area of interest. In the local gardens you can visit the Princess Diana Memorial and the Peter Pan statue. To the east lies Hyde Park, a majestic royal park, which contains many activities for kids and adults alike, including The Serpentine Gallery, a solar-powered shuttle boat and pedaloc to take you across Serpentine Lake, horse rides, tennis courts and relaxing picnic spots if you just want to kick back and watch the world go by. Just a few minutes walk away you will find The Royal Albert Hall, The Prince Albert Memorial, The Victoria & Albert Museum and Harrods Department Store; icons of Victorian architecture, which are still relevant and exciting for modern visitors today.
The apartments are also very well placed for transport, with good bus and tube links just a few minutes' walk from the hotel. High Street Kensington tube station is situated nearby, where you can catch the District and Circle lines. From here you have direct links to Paddington Station (where the Heathrow Express terminates); Victoria Station (where the Gatwick Express terminates); King's Cross, St Pancras Station (where the Eurostar terminus is located); and many more areas of London. If you are driving to the hotel, it can be accessed from the main A4 road, via the M4 and M25; however, guests should note that the hotel is in the congestion charge zone. A reasonable car park choice is the NCP just a few minutes walk away in Warwick Road.
These apartments may not have the cutting edge features that some other serviced apartments in the area offer, but for reasonable rates you will not find a more picturesque or convenient location for exploring London. Views over London parks are highly coveted, so it is highly recommended to request an apartment with a balcony. Guests should be aware that balconies in London are somewhat more decorative than balconies in Paris or the States, so it is unlikely you will be dining al fresco on it, but this will in no way diminish your enjoyment of the stunning sights you can wake up to.