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Few city-centre hotels can boast a better location than this, with the 600 acres of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park just across the road, while the West End shops, City of London's financial district and Theatreland are only minutes away. The hotel's 416 bedrooms are available as Superior, Deluxe, Executive or Suite and many have superb views over the Park and the London townscape, one of the most picturesque sights in London and a real perk to recommend this hotel. Bedrooms are tastefully decorated in American oak furnishings and feature modern amenities to accommodate business and leisure travellers alike, including high-speed internet access, a TV with satellite channels, a mini bar, direct dial telephones with voicemail in nine languages and Gilchrist and Soames complimentary toiletries.
The Lancaster London houses two award-winning restaurants – Nipa, one of Britain’s best Thai restaurants, renowned for its mouth-watering cuisine and welcoming ambience, and the stylish, contemporary Island Restaurant and Bar, which offers an excellent selection of Modern European dishes, cocktails and wines to suit every taste.
Located close to The Serpentine Lake, which bisects Hyde Park and Kensington Palace and Gardens, you can explore London's largest royal park with ease. Whether you prefer a horse ride, a ride in a solar-powered shuttle boat, a game of tennis or just a relaxing afternoon in a stunning green spot, you can enjoy all of these within a few minutes walk. You can also visit The Serpentine Gallery, which showcases a wide range of modern art exhibitions and Kensington Palace, which sits amongst stunning gardens and overlooks the Princess Diana Memorial, which was erected in honour of the Palace's former resident. If you stroll across the park, you can visit the affluent area of Kensington, which contains Harrods Department Store, London's museum district, the Royal Albert Hall and a wide range of shops where you can purchase some of the most luxurious goods in the city.
The hotel is easily accessible from Paddington Station where the London Heathrow Express arrives every 15 minutes. You can also access Victoria Station for the Gatwick Express Train and King's Cross St Pancras for the Eurostar Terminal. Queensway and Bayswater Underground stations are also both a five-minute walk away. 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 Queensway.
With such a stunning location, this hotel is suitable for all visitors who want to be based in a charming neighbourhood with great views of the park. The best views are to be found on the top floors of the hotel, so it is best to request this at check in. Some previous guests have mentioned a peculiar 'shared-toilet' arrangement, which may be off-putting to some guests, so if you would prefer a private bathroom, it is best to confirm this on check in.