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Templeton Place Hotel is so close to Earls Court tube station, that it's practically next door, which means that transport links are very good from this serviced apartment complex. Templeton Place apartments are housed in a very attractive 19th century town house, and offer a little more privacy and flexibility than a hotel as well as allowing you to live like a local during your stay. For affordable rates you have many of London's sights and attractions nearby, and from the tube station you can explore London with ease.
The apart-hotel is comprised of 30 suites in studio and one bedroom sizes, which may be a little cramped for a large family, but are perfect for romantic getaways and business travellers. The apartments are very tastefully decorated in a clean contemporary style, with gleaming white, en-suite bathrooms, bright colour accents to warm the neutral palette and thoughtful touches such as vases of flowers and modern art prints on the walls; all of which make this feel like a swish home away from home. The apartments include fully stocked kitchens, a washing machine and dryer, complimentary Wi-Fi connection, a flat screen TV, a telephone, hairdryer, air-conditioning, a pin-code safe, fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries, ironing facilities and a secure entry system. All of the things you will need during your stay and a few luxury extras.
On top of this, the hotel services include a knowledgeable concierge service, access to an attractive garden space, a lift, use of a streetcar service and discounts in the local gym and restaurants. Aside from a handy M&S Simply food store at Earls Court station, where you can pick up groceries, there are some fantastic restaurants in the area to try, and with a discount you may as well. From chains such as Zizzis and Byron Burger to exotic fare at Mohsen and Masala Zone, for Middle Eastern and Indian fare; and gastropubs such as the Cumberland Arms and The Abingdon, you will be spoilt for choice.
The apartments are also in a fantastic location from which to see this fascinating part of London. Earls Court itself is home to Earls Court and Olympia exhibition centres, which are buzzing with exhibitors and visitors throughout the year at shows such as Musicmania, The London International Horse Show, The Royal Tournament or Crufts Dog Show. You will also find local haunts such as The Finborough Theatre and The Troubadour Cafe, which provide lively nightlife options. A fifteen minute walk away, you will come upon Kensington High Street, where you can browse a wide range of high-street and designer boutiques and the huge Whole Foods supermarket and you can visit Kensington Palace, a grand Christopher Wren designed building where Princess Diana lived before her untimely death. There is a memorial fountain in the surrounding gardens to her, so you can pay tribute.
Beyond Kensington High Street, you will find the Victoria & Albert, Science and Natural History museums, The Royal Albert Hall and Harrods and Harvey Nichols Department stores, where you can pick up some pricey souvenirs or indulge in some glamorous window-shopping. Hyde Park is also just a short walk away, where you will find The Serpentine Gallery and Pavilion and a range of outdoor activities, including open-air concerts in the summer months.
Transport links from Templeton Place Hotel is very good, with Earls Court tube station just three minutes walk away, from which you can travel on the District and Piccadilly lines. The District line will take you to Paddington Station for the Heathrow Express train, or you can access Heathrow directly via the Piccadilly line. You also have a direct link to King's Cross St Pancras Station where the Eurostar terminus is located and Victoria Station, where you can catch the Gatwick Express Train.
The Templeton Hotel has been highly praised by previous guests, with rooms on the 5th floor being a particular favorite for views of the surrounding area. Friendly and accommodating staff, an efficient check in and check out and apartments which live up to their description on the website make this a great place to stay, not to mention the convenience of the location and fairly reasonable rates. This is definitely a hotel to consider for exploring this wonderful corner of the city and beyond.