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The Pembridge Palace Hotel is centrally located in the heart of London. Just a five-minute walk to Hyde Park; Whiteley’s shops, restaurants and entertainment centres; Queensway, which is famed for its wide variety of shops and restaurants, Portobello Road's distinguished antique market; and Queensway and Bayswater underground stations. When staying here, the best of West London is just a short, pleasant stroll away. Set in a stunning 19th century building and boasting a courtyard and garden, this hotel is a haven of old-world glamour in the midst of vibrant London life.
The hotel's 120 recently refurbished guest rooms are comfortable and bright, decorated in a traditional style to complement the surroundings. In-room amenities provide everything the modern traveller requires during a stay in London, including an en-suite bathroom, direct-dial telephone, hairdryer and TV with satellite channels.
Some rooms also have the benefit of views of the beautiful Prince's Square private garden. Facilities in the hotel take both business and leisure guests' needs into account, with a 24-hour internet and business area in the lounge, 24-hour reception to ensure you are looked after throughout the day and express check in and check out. The hotel also offers a continental breakfast in their spacious dining room. There is no restaurant in the hotel, but there are so many eateries on the doorstep that you won't find yourself going hungry. The titular Hereford Road restaurant serves very elegant fine dining, with more esoteric British dishes such as pan-fried calf's brain and faggots for the more adventurous diner. For the more squeamish, Notting Hill's Bumpkin restaurant offers British classics with no surprises, just wholesome, tasty fare and stodgy puddings.
The hotel is in an ideal location for exploring the sights of London. Bayswater itself contains hidden gems such as The Frontline Club, Lisson Gallery and Green Cardamom Gallery, which showcase a range of fine art and photography; The Criterion Theatre, which supports up and coming playwrights by staging cabaret, comedies and dramas; and The Museum of Brands and Packaging, which takes a trip down memory lane with an intriguing view into the correlation between psychology, history and advertising. Just a ten-minute walk away is London's largest green space, Hyde Park, where you can ride horses, a solar-powered shuttle boat or visit The Serpentine Gallery which has a fantastic programme of modern art shows. Kensington Palace is also a short walk away where you can tour the former home of Princess Diana and enjoy afternoon tea at The Orangery restaurant overlooking the landscaped gardens. If you would prefer to explore London shops, you can stroll down to Notting Hill, where you can pick up antiques from Portobello market or peruse the vintage record, clothing and bookstores. To the west you can head to London's largest shopping thoroughfare, Oxford Street, which contains over one and a half miles of shops, from the quirky styles of Topshop's flagship store to the high-end couture of Selfridges Department Store.
The hotel is a five-minute walk away from Bayswater tube station, which services the District and Circle lines. From here you have direct links to Paddington Station (where the Heathrow Express Train terminates), Victoria Station (where the Gatwick Express Train terminates) and many other areas of London, including Notting Hill, which is famed for its carnival. If you are driving to the hotel, it is situated near the main A4 road, which can be accessed via the M4 and M25; however, guests should note that the hotel is in the congestion charge zone. An NCP car park is located very nearby in Queensway for overnight parking.
The Pembridge Place's combination of low room rates and a central location make it a winning combination for travellers on a budget, but there may be rooms with more character for just a little bit extra available nearby. If you choose to stay here, you will be made to feel welcome by friendly staff, but be aware that en-suite bathroom can mean a water closet outside for some rooms, so make sure an in-room bathroom is confirmed at check in.