4 star classic boutique hotel
7-11 Queensberry Place, Kensington, SW7 2DLShow on map
LH COMMENT: With the wealth of shops, restaurants and museums in this part of London the visitor cannot go wrong. Add to that the best deals found on London Hotels and it's worthy of your... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
10 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, SW7 2EAShow on map
LH Comment: Any hotel located around here is in a perfect position for getting around all of London. The Gallery hotel is no exception. If you stay here do not expect "modern", its a little past... Read More »
13 Harrington Road, South Kensington, SW7 3ESShow on map
"Excellent guest reviews and a perfect upmarket location to explore London - recommended" Harrington Court Apartments, in the affluent area of South Kensington, is a great option for families visiting London,... Read More »
5 star Deluxe town house hotel
10 Harrington Road, South Kensington, SW7 3ERShow on map
LH Comment: Choose from five themes of botany, music, geometry, ornithology and astronomy at this new 4 star hotel. Very close to the South Kensington tube station and surrounded by good shops and restaurants... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
68-69 Queensgate, South Kensington, SW7 5JTShow on map
"A short walk from Kensington Palace and Gardens, Hyde Park, the Victoria & Albert Museum" With such a privileged location, shared with many luxury hotels, the Eden Plaza Hotel offers affordable... Read More »
Apartment - 4* contemporary
130 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, SW7 5LEShow on map
"130 Queens Gate Apartments: one of London's most desirable areas to stay" South Kensington is one of London's most desirable areas to stay, with elegant Victorian town houses, which exchange hands for... Read More »
65-67 Queens Gate, London, South Kensington, SW7 5JSShow on map
"Hostel in Central London offers cheap accommodation for groups, backpackers and families" If you want to stay in London on a budget, then a good quality hostel is a great choice – especially if you are... Read More »
4 star classic boutique hotel
54 Queens Gate, South Kensington, SW7 5JWShow on map
"Queens Gate - one of the plushest addresses outside of Mayfair" Just around the corner from Gloucester Road tube station, on a wide, tree-lined avenue opposite some of the country's best museums, sits 54... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
30 Old Brompton Road London, South Kensington, SW7 3DLShow on map
If you need a central location ideal for sightseeing and shopping, this stylish hotel provides all you need. The Brompton Hotel is situated on the Old Brompton Road, a thoroughfare rife with fame and infamy as... Read More »
Apartment - classic modern
39B Queens Gate Gardens, South Kensington, SW7 5RRShow on map
If you are looking for serviced apartments in one of London's most beautiful and historic districts look no further than Fraser Place Queens Gate, London. It is convenient for both culture and shopping, and... Read More »
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"Hotels in South Kensington, Central London"
Hotels in South Kensington are mainly catering for the mid to high end visitor and on average are classed as 4 star. This is due to its superb location within central London with excellent travel links, museums, shopping areas and eating places.
Some South Kensington Hotels with the best user reviews include:
The 5 star Baglioni Hotel (60 Hyde Park Gate, London, SW7 5BB). This highly rated classically styled deluxe hotel is on the very border of Hyde Park close to the Royal Albert Hall.
The best rated 4 star hotel is the Cranley Hotel (10 Bina Gardens, London, SW5 0LA). This is in the very south of the area close to Old Brompton Road and Gloucester Road Tube Station. It is a classical townhouse hotel where service is paramount.
One of the largest hotels in London is the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum (97 Cromwell Road,London, SW7 4DN). This modern 4 star is in a prime location and has the advantage of escaping the road noise due to its high rise construction.
South Kensington is also the location of the, new in 2013, Xenia Hotel (160 Cromwell Road, London, SW5 0TL). Located right on Cromwell Road it is only a few minutes walk from both Gloucester Road Tube Station and Earls Court Tube Station.
"About South Kensington"
South Kensington is located in the Royal Borough of Kensington ad Chelsea. It is a very desirable residential area, with some of the most expensive real estate in London. This is largely because South Kensington's streets are lined with neat rows of stunning Victorian town houses interspersed with some of London's best attractions.
The reason why South Kensington is such a picturesque area is because it developed quickly after the Great Exhibition in 1851, a spectacular event in Hyde Park, which showcased the best of Britain's modern industrial technology and design. It was attended by half the population of the UK, including notable London residents such as Charles Darwin and Lewis Carroll, and when many of the exhibits were appended to smaller permanent collections in collections which would later form The Natural History Museum and The Victoria & Albert Museum, the area developed from an agricultural area into the centre of cultural and scientific appreciation and education it still is today. Town houses were built to accommodate people eager to live in such a fashionable neighbourhood and as it developed so quickly, South Kensington lacks the eclecticism some London architecture demonstrates.
Although the Great Exhibition and the Victorian era are long finished, their legacy remains strong in the area and it is a paean to their thirst for knowledge. The Natural History, Science and Victoria & Albert Museums all have astounding collections, events and educational programs, housed in stunning architecture, which attract thousands of visitors each year. The Royal Albert Hall showcases thought-provoking talks and mind-bending musical performances, The Albert Memorial pays homage to the much beloved consort himself and Kensington Palace, where Queen Victoria was born is close by on Kensington High Street.
With the Imperial College campus, the world-renowned Lycee Francais, the Royal College of Music and the Royal College of Art all located in and around the area, it also maintains its reputation as a centre of learning and education. However, Kensington also contains some rather exclusive shops. ranging from high street brands like Topshop, to department stores like Harrods and Harvey Nichols, alongside reputable independent boutiques offering luxury goods and services such as bra shop to the Queen, Rigby & Peller, and furniture store Skandium. There are also very up market bars such as Boujis and Babylon at The Roof Gardens, which are frequented by celebrities and young royals alike. There are also many fantastic restaurants in the area, ranging from chains such as Giraffe and Zizzis, to fine dining at Pasha and 1880 at the Bentley.
South Kensington is a great base for a visit to London, not just for its attractions, shops, restaurants and bars, but it also enjoys fantastic transport links. South Kensington and Gloucester Road tube stations both service the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines, which not only gives visitors direct access to all the terminals of Heathrow Airport, but offers a direct link to Victoria Station, where the Gatwick Express terminates and King's Cross St Pancras, where the Eurostar terminus is located. From here you have access to all other central London districts, so you can easily reach Oxford Circus, Soho, Chinatown, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge and the City of London.
Tips about your stay in Kensington - An insiders local knowledge of Kensington gives you tips about which hotel to choose or not to choose. Also where to eat and drink.