109-113 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington,
SW7 5LR United Kingdom

Neighbourhood: Kensington

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Winner of the 'Best Urban Hotel UK' by Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2019.

There's a sense, on being welcomed through the double-framed doors of The Kensington hotel by a bowler-hatted doorman, of stepping back in time to a more genteel, service-oriented age. Certainly, the hotel's luxurious white stucco façade - a collection of four 19th century townhouses in this most chic, cosmopolitan and cultured of London neighbourhoods - and the Victorian grandeur of its high ceilings, heritage décor and open fireplaces evoke something of a bygone era. 

Yet just as vivid is an immediate sense of vibrant, contemporary confidence that emanates from the modern yet understated design. Here London society comes together - be it for afternoon tea in the light and lively drawing rooms, cocktails in the glamorous K Bar, or dinner in the refined Townhouse restaurant. Throughout this engaging environment, the attentive, familiar staff of The Kensington hotel provides the personal welcome. 

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  • Business Centre
  • Dining
  • Fitness Centre
  • Wifi


The Kensington is ideally located in South Kensington. Here are a few of our favourite nearby attractions to enjoy during your stay.

Victoria & Albert Museum
A short walk from the hotel, this museum founded in 1852 is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design.

The Natural History Museum
Designed by Victorian architect Alfred Waterhouse, the Natural History Museum is a grand cathedral to the life sciences.

Hyde Park
One of London’s royal parks, as well as one of the city’s largest parks, Hyde Park is located a short walk from the hotel. The park flows directly into Kensington Gardens.

Serpentine Gallery
Located in leafy Hyde Park, The Serpentine Gallery is home to some of the most exciting art exhibitions in the city.