The Kensington Hotel London

TripAdvisor rating

Read reviews

Hotel Capacity:

Total Number of Rooms - 150

The Kensington Hotel London

*****

Situated in beautiful townhouse, just off London’s Old Brompton Road, The Kensington Hotel London is a relaxing spot in which to escape the bustle of SW7’s museum land. Style is taken incredibly seriously here, and everything from its handpicked furniture to the light installations that dominate its communal areas ticks the right fashion-magazine boxes. And it’s incredibly spacious – even the smallest rooms feel positively suite-like.

Highlights:

  • Superb location: Kensington’s attractions within a 10-minute walk

    Space – even the smallest rooms are pretty big

    The 1960s-chic Town House bar

Smith extra

An Aromatherapy Associates gift, and members are invited to the Town House bar on arrival to make and enjoy one of four Smith-inspired cocktails each

In the know

Also need to know:

The huge brass doors in the Town House bar have been taken from Dublin’s General Post Office, scene of the infamous 1916 Easter Rising. Keep an eye out for bullet holes.

Packing tips:

You’ll need to pack some serious party clothes for the private members' club Ramusake downstairs – the royal-rubbing Boujis crowd around the corner regularly make this their second (or third) home.

Dress code:

Comfortable, low-level glamour.

Mr and Mrs Smith reviews

Reviewed by Howard Bernstein

City hotel bars can be full of lonely, wandering travellers – but they’re also ripe with possibility. Think Sofia Coppola’s Lost In Translation. Mrs Smith and I are relaxing in the Kensington Hotel’s amber-hued lounge, eyeballing a chandelier like a belly dancer’s belt, when I have my own Bill Murray moment. Instead of spying Scarlett Johansson lingering longingly, proffering peanuts and parties, I notice Erin O’Connor: she’s sitting right behind my beloved.

If I squeeze my left eye shut a little, and squint, I can transpose my lady’s head onto Erin’s limbs. Al

Accommodation details

Address:

109-113 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5LR, United Kingdom
London
United Kingdom

Location:

2.3 mi / 3.7 km from city centre

General facilities

  • Spa
  • Exercise gym
  • Internet services
  • Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
  • Room service
  • Lounges/bars
  • Onsite laundry
  • Restaurant

Dining information

Restaurant:

The Town House restaurant is where chef and Hix-alumnus Steve Gibbs serves up wonderful, seasonal English cuisine – peppered sirloin steak, roasted lemon-and-thyme chicken, and rhubarb and apple crumble – to a food-savvy crowd. The hand-picked wine list makes for intriguing reading too. Diners sit on green leather chairs at round wooden tables, and are free to move from the dining room into the bar whenever they feel. The atmosphere is casual.

Top table:

Try to secure one of the long, leather banquettes for genuine comfort eating.

Last orders:

The Town House restaurant stops taking orders at 10pm; the Town House bar carries on serving till midnight.

Room service:

Sandwiches, burgers, salads and other light dishes – and, of course, drinks – are available 24 hours a day.

Hotel bar:

With its wood-panelled walls, six gorgeous glass teardrop chandeliers and enormous brass doors, the Town House bar has a wonderful step-back-in-time feel. Sink back into one of the comfy dark-purple couches and await your bespoke cocktail shaken up behind the mosaic-covered, semi-circular bar by an award-winning mixologist. Or, if you're ordering off-menu, we recommend the Queen’s Gate Garden.

Plan your holiday

To search for prices and availability simply click the button below.

Pick a departure date

Simply select the number of nights and choose a departure date that suits you.

The total price is displayed below.

Please note

For prices beyond this date, follow the link below.

Return

Key:

 
Selected date
 
Selected departure date unavailable
 
Lowest available price for the month
N/A
Departure date unavailable

Prices shown are based on {0} departures. If you would like to fly from another departure point then please click here

Total price per adult

--- Flights & hotel

-

Based on 2 adults, night(s).

room. .

Departing from {0}

Can't find what you're looking for? Change:

  • Departure airport
  • Destination
  • Number of nights
  • Passenger numbers
  • Travel dates

Why BA Holidays?

Plan and book your holiday with British Airways, online or by phone. Enjoy all these great benefits:

  • Combine and save - book your flight + hotel or flight + car hire together for the best deals
  • Choose from over 8,000 hotels
  • 24-hour support helpline
  • Earn bonus Avios
  • Online deposits

Plan your stay

To search for prices and availability simply click the button below.

Pick a check in date

Simply select the number of nights and choose a check in date that suits you.

The total price is displayed below.

Please note

For prices beyond this date, follow the link below.

Return

Key:

 
Selected date
 
Selected date unavailable
 
Lowest available price for the month
N/A
Hotel unavailable

Total price per room

--- Hotel only

-

Based on 2 adults, night(s).

Can't find what you're looking for? Change:

  • Number of nights
  • Passenger numbers
  • Travel dates
  • Destination

Why BA hotels?

Book your hotel with British Airways and enjoy all these great benefits:

  • Over 8,000 hotels to choose from
  • Hotels in every destination that BA fly to
  • Hotels handpicked by our team of experts
  • Accommodation that meets stringent health and safety criteria
  • Access to a 24-hour support helpline, based in the UK