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225 High Street, London, London, W8 6SA

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Seraphine Olympia Hotel

225 High Street, London, West Kensington, W8 6SA

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The Kensington area of London is one of the best places to stay if you are planning to visit this fascinating and vibrant city. Developed into a chic residential area in 1851 after the Great Exhibition, the... Read More »

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  • Area: West Kensington
  • Near: Linley Sambourne House Museum
  • Station: High Street Kensington (0.4km)
  • Style: 4 star classic boutique hotel
  • Rooms: 17
  • Guest score: 4.0 / 10
  • Distance away: 0.2km

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YHA Holland Park Hostel

Holland Walk, Holland Park, W8 7QU

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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 »

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  • Area: Holland Park
  • Near: Linley Sambourne House Museum
  • Station: High Street Kensington (0.5km)
  • Style: Hostel
  • Rooms: 200
  • Guest score: 6.6 / 10
  • Distance away: 0.3km

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Kensington Close Hotel: brand new in 2012
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Kensington Close Hotel

Wrights Lane, London, Kensington, W8 5SP

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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 »

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Review score: 6.7

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  • Area: Kensington
  • Near: Kensington High Street
  • Station: High Street Kensington (0.2km)
  • Style: 4 star contemporary hotel
  • Rooms: 550
  • Guest score: 6.7 / 10
  • Distance away: 0.4km

Total price £86.00

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Copthorne Tara Hotel
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Copthorne Tara Hotel

Scarsdale Place, Kensington, Kensington, W8 5SR

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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 »

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Review score: 7.1

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  • Area: Kensington
  • Near: Kensington High Street
  • Station: High Street Kensington (0.2km)
  • Style: 4 star classic hotel
  • Rooms: 833
  • Guest score: 7.1 / 10
  • Distance away: 0.4km

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London Lodge Hotel
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London Lodge Hotel

134 - 136 Lexham Gardens, Earls Court, W8 6JE

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London Lodge Hotel, converted from two Victorian townhouses, dating back to 1880, offers guests elegant decor with plenty of character in a very convenient, peaceful location at the heart of West London's most... Read More »

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Review score: 7.1

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  • Area: Earls Court
  • Near: Hansom Cab Gastropub
  • Station: Earls Court (0.5km)
  • Style: 3 star classic hotel
  • Rooms: 20
  • Guest score: 7.1 / 10
  • Distance away: 0.6km

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Seraphine Kensington Gardens Hotel

9 Kensington High Street, London, Kensington, W8 5NP

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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 »

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Review score: 6.6

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  • Area: Kensington
  • Near: Bodo Schloss
  • Station: High Street Kensington (0.4km)
  • Style: 4 star modern hotel
  • Rooms: 22
  • Guest score: 6.6 / 10
  • Distance away: 0.6km

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Royal Garden Hotel

2-24 Kensington High St, Kensington, W8 4PT

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"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 »

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Review score: 7.4

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  • Area: Kensington
  • Near: Bodo Schloss
  • Station: High Street Kensington (0.4km)
  • Style: 5 star deluxe modern hotel
  • Rooms: 394
  • Guest score: 7.4 / 10
  • Distance away: 0.6km

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London Apart Hotel

Kensington Court, Kensington, W8 5DG

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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 »

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  • Area: Kensington
  • Near: Bodo Schloss
  • Station: High Street Kensington (0.4km)
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NH Kensington

202-220 Cromwell Road, London, Earls Court, SW5 0SW

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Earls Court may be renowned for its budget accommodation, but it is true that this can vary somewhat in quality, ranging from gulag to sublime, so you may want to pay just a little bit more and avoid taking a... Read More »

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Review score: 7.8

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  • Area: Earls Court
  • Near: West Cromwell Hospital
  • Station: Earls Court (0.4km)
  • Style: 4 star modern hotel
  • Rooms: 121
  • Guest score: 7.8 / 10
  • Distance away: 0.7km

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Cromwell Road Apartments

245 Cromwell Road, Earls Court , Earls Court, SW5 0UA

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Cromwell Road Apartments provide elegant, self-contained units along lively Cromwell Road in the Earls Court district of London. Choosing to stay in an apartment rather than a hotel gives you the added... Read More »

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  • Area: Earls Court
  • Near: West Cromwell Hospital
  • Station: Earls Court (0.4km)
  • Style: Serviced Apartment
  • Rooms: 6
  • Guest score: 7.8 / 10
  • Distance away: 0.7km

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The Kensington district of London is very affluent and the elegant town houses, which line the streets and squares typically, cost millions to buy. Unless you're as wealthy as the area's elite residents, you probably won't have a chance to explore these beautiful houses and marvel at their historic features, which is why the Linley Sambourne Museum at 18 Stafford Terrace is so fascinating.

 

Edward Linley Sambourne lived in the late Victorian era. Initially working as an engineer, he used to spend his day doodling cartoons, which eventually became his full-time career after a friend remarked how amusing they were. Soon after Sambourne began working for satirical magazine Punch (a Victorian version of ‘Private Eye’), lampooning the political figures of the day. Sambourne was highly respected as an illustrator and was even commissioned for to illustrate some of Charles Kingley's The Water Babies. After Sambourne's death in 1910, his successors - who include successful filmmaker the Earl of Snowdon and chairman of Christie's auction house, Viscount Linley - preserved his house with its many Victorian artifacts, furnishings and decor intact. Thankfully, these have survived until today and visitors can enjoy a charming and unique slice of London history.

 

The house is now run by the Victorian Preservation Society and highlights of the museum include an extensive collection of rare Chinese porcelain, English tin-glazed wares from the 17th and 18th century, and ornate glassware including Whitefriars lampshades. However, perhaps the biggest draw of the house is the opportunity to step back in time amongst the elaborate trappings of a typical Victorian home and experience a genteel world, which has been lost to gentrification and modernisation. The house is so authentic that it was even used as a location for the Merchant Ivory film, Room With a View.

 

To view the house you must book ahead for a guided tour, which costs a small entrance fee. The house is extremely well placed for transport within central London and further afield. High Street Kensington tube station is just a few minutes walk away. The station services the District and Circle lines, from which you have a direct link to Victoria Station (where the Gatwick Express Train terminates); Paddington Station (where the Heathrow Express Train terminates); and many other areas of central London.

 

If you wish to stay near the house in the lively and picturesque surrounds of Kensington high street, there are several reasonable accommodation options, all within five minutes walk of the train station. Lodge Hotel" href="london-lodge-hotel-99.html" target="_self">London Lodge Hotel has comfortable, traditional rooms and an extremely high standard of service to make you feel you have a home away from home. Hotel Oliver on Cromwell Road offers is a low-cost hotel with cosy rooms and a good range of amenities. The Rockwell Hotel offers calm contemporary style, with luxurious fabrics in muted colours. Or if you have a flexible budget and fancy living in the kind of Victorian opulence Linley Sambourne enjoyed, a room at the Milestone Hotel offers Conde Nast approved four-poster beds, opulent fabrics and high-quality service.

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