Kensington Hotels - London

Mini guide to Kensington


The area of Kensington and Chelsea was first a Saxon settlement and remained fairly rural until the 19th century. It has strong associations with the royal family and today the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is one of the most luxurious residential areas of London.

Kensington Gardens were created from land taken from Hyde Park in 1689. The Gardens, boasting a Japanese area and rose garden, are beautiful and are a favourite with parents and children. On the eastern side of the park is Kensington Palace and a monument of Queen Victoria is located directly in front of the Round Pond.

Kensington Palace, originally called Nottingham House, passed into royal ownership in 1689 when it was acquired by William III. Sir Christopher Wren made improvements to the house, adding the Clock Court and the Orangery for Queen Anne. Most notably, the palace was the London home of Princess Diana and is still home to other members of the Royal Family.

The Renaissance-style Brompton Oratory was built in 1882 and the inside of the church is spacious and richly appointed. The church has a magnificent organ with nearly 4,000 pipes and boasts the third widest nave in Britain, after Westminster Abbey and York Minster.

Also in the area are some of London's most notable museums, including the Magnificent Natural History Museum and extensive Victoria and Albert Museum, packed with decorative arts. Abutting Hyde Park is the stately Royal Albert Concert Hall and opposite it is the recently restored gilded Alert Memorial statue, commemorating Queen Victoria's late husband. Harrods, the world famous department store, is also a short walk away.

Kensington is by no means a cheap area to stay, but the location is wonderful. There is access to the District Line and from South Kensington High Street you have access to the Circle Line as well, with easy access to Paddington (where the Heathrow Express train originates) and the tourist meccas of Knightsbridge and Westminster.

Selection of hotels in this region:

Premier Travel Inn Kensington

Queen's Gate Concorde Hotel

Grange Strathmore Hotel

The Bentley Kempinski

Baglioni Hotel

Premier Travel Inn Kensington (2 nights for the price of 1)

Shaftesbury Hotel Kensington (Continental breakfast rate)

Quality Hotel Kensington

The Hogarth

Jurys Kensington Hotel

Stuart Hotel


Comfort Inn Kensington

Royal Garden Hotel

Holiday Inn Kensington Hotel

Kensington Close

Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington

London Marriott Kensington

Kensington House Hotel

Hilton London Kensington

Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel

Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum

Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington

Harrington Hall Hotel

Millennium Bailey's Hotel London Kensington

Lord Jim Hotel

Lord Kensington Hotel

130 Queensgate London Apartments

Kensington Moat House

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson

The Ambassadors Hotel

Chequers of Kensington

The Milestone Hotel and Apartments

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Kensington Hotels - London
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