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Built in 1967 and renovated in 2003, the Hilton Olympia is a stylish, reliable accommodation option with a trusted brand name, in the heart of West London. Housed in a modern building in the fascinating Olympia area, shops surround you, restaurants and bars, so you are guaranteed a lively stay and a relaxing place to sleep when you've finished exploring what London has to offer. The stunning Olympia exhibition centre, which contained the alleged apartments where Prince Edward conducted his extra-marital affairs and later acted as a Prisoner of War camp in World War I, is nearby and today has less salubrious connections, acting as the home of the Olympia London International Horse Show, the BBC Good Food London show and technology show BETT.
The Hilton hotel has a total of 405 rooms, offering Singles, Doubles and Suites. Guest rooms at the Hilton are furnished in a comfortable contemporary style, with elegant furnishings, and rich fabrics, in a calming colour palette with bright colour accents. In room amenities take into account the needs of modern tourists, whether they are relaxing or conducting business. These include a mini bar, coffee maker, an alarm, complimentary toiletries, a direct-dial telephone, a TV with pay-per-view movies and high-speed Internet access.
The hotel offers a range of extra facilities, including a 24-hour reception as well as a cloakroom and lift facility. More unusual facilities such as a currency exchange and a reception valuables storage service, a supermarket, hairdresser and souvenir shop are also at your disposal to ensure you will have everything you need. The hotel comprises a restaurant, which serves modern international cuisine in laid-back surroundings, a spacious cocktail bar and a Costa Coffee where you can grab a snack or drink on the go. The hotel also has a fitness centre and health club.
One of the best features of this hotel is its location with many attractions, sights and activities in walking distance. If you are attending an event or trade show such as The Ideal Home Show or The National Wedding Show, you are extremely well placed to do so; with Olympia mere minutes away and Earl's Court just one stop away by tube. Nearby you will find Leighton House Museum where you can learn about the history of the area, The Troubadour Cafe where you can watch live music in the same spot where Bob Dylan played his first London show and the Shepherd's Bush Empire where many established and up and coming musicians perform. Along Kensington High Street, you will find many elegant shops, bars and restaurants; the Linley Sambourne House, which shows how the Victorians used to live in their stunning town houses; unusual activities such as Urban Golf and archery; and Kensington Palace and Gardens, the Christopher Wren designed building Princess Diana used to call home, where you can enjoy a scrumptious afternoon tea in The Orangery Restaurant. Beyond this you will find Hyde Park, The Royal Albert Hall and London's museum district, which are all just a short bus ride away from the hotel.
The nearest London Underground station is Kensington Olympia, just one stop away from Earl's Court station, where you can catch the District Circle and Piccadilly 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.
If you are staying in Kensington for a trade show or exhibition, you really couldn't be staying in a better location, and the Hilton offers a much more luxurious experience than the budget hotels in the area, with much more spacious rooms and comfortable furnishings and facilities. Visitors who are coming to London for a leisure trip may prefer to find a hotel closer to Kensington as there are many reasonably priced options in the area and the Hilton is further away from attractions than most, leisure visitors may also find the hotel lacks some character. Staff are however very professional, so for whatever reason you do decide to stay here you will be well looked after. Choose a room away from Kensington High Street, as the main road can be busy.