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Kennington Bed and Breakfast is a charming boutique hotel housed in a Georgian town house conversion in the Kennington district of London, south of the River Thames and close to Waterloo and Elephant and Castle. The bed and breakfast offers a mix of old-world elegance with well-appointed cosmopolitan rooms, just minutes from the Kennington tube station, which services the Northern line. From the tube you are just one stop away from Waterloo and can be within central London in just five minutes.
A family of property developers runs the hotel and it clearly shows as much attention to detail and imagination has been put into this conversion. Rooms are exquisite, with original features such as fireplaces and ceiling cornices, offset by chic modern furnishings in a neutral colour palette, with accents of pattern and bold colours to bring some personality to the rooms. The Lefoy Brooks en-suite bathrooms also have stylish white tiles and rooms come with a good array of amenities, including 400 thread count Egyptian cotton linens and 100% Egyptian cotton towels, fitted oak wardrobes and Wi-Fi access. The hotel also owns two apartment units for those who want a bit more privacy.
The hotel offers a babysitting service for any parents who want a night off and a fabulous continental breakfast, with a very wide selection of pastries, cereals, yoghurts, fruit and breads. The breakfast room is also a quiet place for guests to work if needed and there's even a communal iPad to play on. Staff have also been highly praised by previous guests for their personally tailored service, friendliness and local knowledge. The hotel doesn't cater for evening meals, but there are plenty of great restaurants nearby, with Ghandi's and the Kennington Tandoori highly recommended for authentic Indian food.
The bed and breakfast is in a fantastic place to view sights, with the Imperial War Museum just a short walk away, which offers a sobering but insightful look into the psychology and history of wars all around the world, plus there's some huge tanks on the forecourt. Kennington is also very close to Oval cricket ground, for a chance to see this quintessentially British sport played. From the hotel, you can easily reach some of London's best-loved sights; the exhibition centres of the South Bank are close by in Waterloo, as is the London Eye, London Aquarium and you can take a speedboat ride down the River Thames if you wish. Across the river you have the theatres of Victoria; the exclusive King's Road shopping in Chelsea; Buckingham Palace, Savile Row tailors and Fortnum and Mason food hall in Mayfair; Westminster Abbey; the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Cathedral; 10 Downing Street; the museums of South Kensington; Harrods and so much more, so there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
This is a great place to stay in London, which feels more like a home from home. Superbly appointed, with very reasonable rates and an excellent location, it's no surprise that guests keep returning here. The only downside is that the hotel doesn't have a lift, but the staff are happy to accommodate disabled guests by providing a downstairs room. Rooms towards the back also tend to be a shade quieter, so choose those if you are a light sleeper.