The Kensington

Name of hotel

The Kensington


Year opened



Last refurbishment




Located in the leafy museum district of South Kensington in southwest London. Close to Hyde Park, Victoria & Albert Museum and the Royal Albert Hall.


Walking distance to:

The hotel is within walking distance of the famous museums of London such as the V&A, Science Museum and Natural History Museum, as well as the world famous Royal Albert Hall and the eclectic mix of luxury and independent shops of Kings’ Road and Sloane Square.


Size and style:

150 rooms including Superior, Deluxe, Studio Suite, Luxury Studio Suite and our Signature Suites, The Brompton and The Knightsbridge. An elegant boutique hotel comprised of four refurbished Townhouses complete with open fires across the ground floor reception rooms, high ceilings and heritage décor.


Guest profile:

Couples and families who wish to stay in this affluent and desirable area of London. Easy access to shopping in Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Knightsbridge; the green spaces of Hyde Park and the cultural attractions of the Victoria & Albert Museum and Royal Albert Hall.

Family friendly:

Yes – interconnecting rooms are available and special children’s amenities include tepee tents to sleep in, milk and cookies at turndown and surprise gifts for children.

Airport transfers:

Yes – depending on the airport, the hotel can offer complimentary airport transfers for guests staying in the Signature Suites. For other rooms, prices for airport transfers vary according to chosen airport.

You need to know:

The Kensington is a 15 minutes’ walk to leafy Hyde Park, home to the renowned Serpentine Gallery and Kensington Palace, the famous royal residence, once home to Diana, Princess of Wales.

On-site dining and drinking facilities:

Town House at The Kensington is the hotel’s restaurant, private dining and event space – providing a unique venue for intimate dinners, glamorous drinks receptions, book launches and informal meetings.
The K Bar, with its wood-panelled walls, subtle lighting and smoky blue glass ceiling provides a cosy, club-like ambience and an impressive menu of fine spirits and cocktails.

On-site facilities:






Yes, there are on site gym facilities including weights and machines.


The hotel is able to arrange in-room spa and salon services with Viva Therapies. Treatments include hair styling, haircuts, day and evening make up, and a range of facials and massages.

Concierge recommends:

For children, the hotel recommends a visit to the Diana Memorial Playground; for adults, the Chelsea Physic Garden.
The Kensington.

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