The Kensington Hotel

Rated 9.0 in 404 reviews. 146 rooms.


Set in the heart of one of London’s most desirable
neighbourhoods, The Kensington occupies a
prime location on the corner of two of London’s
iconic thoroughfares, Queen’s Gate and the Old
Brompton Road.

The hotel’s grand stucco façade is characteristic
of this affluent 19th Century district, which
is home to cultural treasures like the Natural
History Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum
and the Royal Albert Hall, with the green spaces
of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park and
world-famous stores such as Harrods and Harvey
Nichols only a short walk away.

With open fires found in nearly all the hotel’s
ground floor reception rooms, entering The
Kensington feels rather like walking through the
doors of a lovingly restored London mansion. The
high ceilings and heritage décor evoke a sense of
Victorian grandeur, while the hotel’s famously
warm and engaging service creates a relaxed
ambience reminiscent of an exclusive private
members club.

The luxurious Kensington Hotel is situated in the heart of South Kensington and within a 20-minute stroll of Harrods, Harvey Nichols and The Royal Albert Hall. The Natural History Museum and The V&A are just 5 minutes on foot. A state-of-the-art fitness room is provided for exclusive use of the hotel’s guests.

Free WiFi, luxury bed linen and a large flat-screen TV are included in each room at The Kensington Hotel, as well as an en suite bathroom.

The Town House Bar & Restaurant has a magnificent lounge area with period drawing rooms. Its setting offers a blend of traditional and contemporary features, and is an ideal location for for afternoon tea, lunch or evening dinners.

South Kensington tube station is only 450 metres away and offers direct access to the heart of the West End & Heathrow Airport.

Available Rooms

2 guests




Recommended Nearby

A guide to great places near The Kensington Hotel

  1. Bumpkin

    Traditional Roasted Sunday - must try!!! It's perfect.

    84 m from hotel
    102 Old Brompton Rd.

  2. Dozo Sushi

    Tiger, spider and volcano maki are all amazing! The salmon sashimi is also good! Great service and portions a little bit over priced, but still one of the best places in the area!!!

    106 m from hotel
    68 Old Brompton Rd

  3. Oddono's

    Best gelato in London. Fact.

    184 m from hotel
    14 Bute St.

  4. The Hummingbird Bakery

    Their Red Velvet cupcake is a MUST try ❤

    219 m from hotel
    47 Old Brompton Rd.

  5. The Anglesea Arms

    Every Friday after work. Always ppl in the pavement but for some reason everybody loves the place. Nothing special tho.

    272 m from hotel
    15 Selwood Terrace

  6. Muriel's Kitchen

    I tried so many different italian restaurants in London, but couldn't find better than their lasagna! Definitely worth trying ... من افضل اللازانيات الي جربتها بلندن مع ان المطعم مو اختصاصه ايطالي

    310 m from hotel
    1-3 Pelham St

  7. Crémerie Crêperie

    😋😍😍😍 yummy Nutella Crepe and vanilla ice cream

    438 m from hotel
    2-6 Exhibition Rd.

  8. Natural History Museum

    Opened in 1881, the museum facade uses terracotta tiles which were resistant to the soot of Victorian London. The largest of the famous dinosaur skeletons in the central hall is a diplodocus.

    464 m from hotel
    Cromwell Rd

  9. Science Museum

    Much of the collection was inherited from the Museum of Patents (est 1858) and includes early locomotives such as Stephenson’s Rocket and Puffing Billy, and the first jet engine.

    0.6 km from hotel
    Exhibition Rd

  10. Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)

    The V&A is the world’s largest museum of decorative art and design and holds 4.5 million objects. Henry Cole, the museum’s first director, printed the world’s first Christmas card in 1843.

    0.6 km from hotel
    Cromwell Rd

  11. Royal Albert Hall

    The acoustics here were once so bad, it was said this was the only venue where a composer could be sure of hearing his work twice. It was corrected in 1969 by putting diffusing discs on the ceiling.

    1.0 km from hotel
    Kensington Gore

  12. Hyde Park

    Hyde Park was a favourite venue for duellists in the 18th and 19th century, including the brutal 1712 duel between the Duke of Hamilton and Lord Mohun in which they hacked each other to death.

    2 km from hotel
    Serpentine Rd