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Kensington Hotels and Apartments

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Full of gorgeous Georgian townhouses, and graceful garden squares, Kensington is a wealthy neighbourhood, boasting a cosmopolitan charm. While staying in Kensington hotels or apartments, you can easily walk to shops and restaurants as everything is nearby and if you wish to travel further, take tube to High Street Kensington station, which is set right in the heart of the street.

Kensington's accommodation is undoubtedly grand but you can also find low cost apartments in Kensington if you are on budget. Considering the plethora of exclusive and luxurious hotels in Kensington, it won’t be a difficult task to choose your preferred abode when holidaying in London. Royal Garden, The Ampersand Hotel and 130 Queen's Gate Apartments are excellent 5-star hotels to enjoy your stay however if you want something economical, The Park International, Ambassadors and Avni Kensington Hotel can be a good choice. Cheap flights and hotels in Kensington can be booked with little research, prior reservation and holiday plans.

About Kensington

Kensington is one of the most luxurious districts in West London, only 45 minutes away from Heathrow Airport. The borough is home to two of London’s top 10 most expensive streets and is also known for being the London’s museum district. This royal and beautiful neighbourhood is occupied by upper class families so all the restaurants, shops, bars and nightclubs are plush and expensive.

The buildings in the area are preserved wonderfully and there is a wealth of garden squares that surely offers a slice of solace on a sunny afternoon. The district’s serene and extravagant surroundings make it’s a popular picnic hotspot. Art and culture lovers will enjoy every moment here as the neighbourhood boasts plenty of museums and grand architecture. Overall, Kensington’s got a bit of everything from a rich cultural heritage to lavish nightclubs, from high-end brands to top-notch restaurants and cafes. The opulence is also reflected in the accommodation in Kensington, as you will find a wide selection of 5-star hotels to boutique apartments to cater every need.

Where to stay

The upscale borough of West London, Kensington is known for its luxurious buildings and high-end hotels. You can choose from an extensive range of hotels in Kensington that are luxurious, homely, comfortable and has all requisite facilities to take care of your needs. Luxury boutique hotels to self-catering apartments in Kensington, every type of accommodation has a distinct charm to captivate you as the borough itself is very cultured, sophisticated and beautiful. If you’re on budget trip, cheap hotels in Kensington can be the best pick for you which may not have all the luxuries but boast standard amenities to make your stay comfortable. You can save on the accommodation in Kensington and spend that amount exploring London’s amazing attractions and nearby place as the borough is centrally located that makes it easy to get around.

Things to do

From spacious manicured parks, beautiful white mansion houses and museums, Kensington boasts a rich cultural heritage that makes it a popular tourist spot in London. Kensington has lot of excellent museums to offer, so if you’re a museum lover, this is your moment completely. The best three museums you must explore are- The Natural History Museum, The Science Museum, and The V&A Museum. After you are done with exploring the cultural heritage, take out some time to visit the Kensington Gardens, which is one of the eight Royal Parks in the city. The 242 acres of lush green and beautiful parkland will give you a lovely escape from the rush of the city life. Visit the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Kensington Palace. You can also enjoy a concert at the Royal Albert Hall, or spend a day shopping on High Street Ken and explore the beautiful unknown hidden gems with a walking tour.


Being one of the wealthiest boroughs in London, Kensington has managed to encourage a wonderfully stylish nightlife scene worthy of its rich clienteles. Its eclectic selection of pubs and bars are specifically designed to attract the elite. From cocktail bars to chic nightclubs and from sophisticated restaurants and pub gardens, the nightlife scene in Kensington attracts both locals and tourist alike.

Thanks to its late night opening hours, you can enjoy a cocktail, feel the boho vibe from breakfast till midnight. All the nightlife venues have relaxed and easy-going ambiance. The neighbourhood has lot to offer in its swanky pubs and nightclubs if you can spend some extra bucks. The thriving nightlife experience will definitely be one of the highlights of your Kensington holiday. Some recommended venues to see where you can spend an exciting night out includes Hyde, Maggie’s Club, Montezuma, Embargo República, 151 Club, Barts London, Galante and more.

Eating out

The lovely Kensington’s food scene has emerged in the last few years and the neighbourhood is now home to many excellent restaurants and bars to cater every type of foodie. From new Ramen noodle spot to plush rooftop garden restaurants, the borough has it all.

Enjoy a quick tasty lunch or a fine dining from an extensive menu and wine list at Aubaine, which is a perfect venue for all. Da Mario is a popular local pizzeria, where there’s plenty of tasty pasta dishes and other delicacies are served. If you’re looking for delicious Japanese dishes from a wide variety on the menu, then head to Feng Sushi restaurant. Other upscale restaurant in the neighbourhood includes Parabola, Launceston Place, Cambio De Tercio, Thali restaurant etc. Most of the restaurants in Kensington offer excellent value for money and an inviting ambiance that will let you enjoy a great dining experience.


Kensington is considered as one of the best high streets in London and both tourists and locals flock to this place for an exciting retail therapy. A major thoroughfare on the streets from Hammersmith to Kensington Garden is packed with a wide variety of brand stores, including the renowned names like H&M, teen-friendly Urban Outfitters and American apparel. At its center the high street has its own fair share of fashionable outlets. Higher end British brands, such as L.K.Bennett, and Neal’s Yard Remedies are also settled here. Also, you’ll find many department stores, like the luxury Harrods and Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge and Peter Jones on Sloane Square. There are good markets in Kensington, the most famous being Portobello Market. Overall, there is something for everyone to enjoy!



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10/10 Amazing

26 February 2011

Excellent area to stay

Tube station is in a few minutes walk. Restaurents and shops are available in the area. Not noisy at night

The best thing about my stay was ...

Easy to get to the Centre of London

10/10 Amazing

05 March 2011

Easy access to city centre,but with plenty of eating choices near hotel

Lively and cosmopolitan

The best thing about my stay was ...

Eating has an ethnic mix

10/10 Amazing

20 May 2012

Central location

Great location, minutes from Kensington Gardens/House/Park, a little further on you are in the heart of the Museums and Harrods,and some of the best shopping London has to offer.

The best thing about my stay was ...

Very pleasant area.

10/10 Amazing

08 October 2013

so pretty


10/10 Amazing

07 December 2010


Cafe culture, art and shopping exdcellent!

The best thing about my stay was ...

Central buzz

10/10 Amazing

10 December 2012

Easy travel access via Yube and bus

Easy travel access via Yube and bust

The best thing about my stay was ...

Easy travel access via Yube and bus

10/10 Amazing

13 June 2013

Chose this area to visit local museums in London

Chose to stay in Kensington to visit local museums. Our hotel was just a few minutes walk to everything we wanted to include in our short break in London. We felt very safe walking around this area at night, the area is very clean, lots of local restaurants (we visited one twice because we liked it so much) All the busy roads have lots of safe crossings.

The best thing about my stay was ...

Lovely area of London, 3 museums and lots of good restaurants

10/10 Amazing

06 May 2011

Very Central

Close to tube station and you can get anywhere in London very easily

The best thing about my stay was ...

Nice area

10/10 Amazing

21 May 2012

london is great plenty to do

good area and central to all attractions

The best thing about my stay was ...

lively but not rowdy

10/10 Amazing

12 February 2013

Everything you need

All good shops and restaurants something for everyone

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10/10 Amazing

14 May 2012

no recession here!!

Great shopping, restaurants and bars. Very easy to get to, great bus and tube service.

The best thing about my stay was ...

up market grat amenities.

10/10 Amazing

11 November 2010

So much to see and do, would defo go back

very Safe and upmarket area with a lot of shops and restaurants close by.

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10/10 Amazing

08 September 2011

London always delivers

Had a great time in London, visiting friends, taking canal ride on Regent''s canal, spiffy afternoon tea, galleries, shopping and a show.........every day a new discovery, lovely!

10/10 Amazing

15 August 2011

Love it. Would live there if I could.

Kensington was lovely. Beautiful shops and restaurants. Shops were very pricey but that's London! It was so central and everywhere we wanted to go was only a few minutes away on the tube. Very nice place and very friendly people.

The best thing about my stay was ...

Central location

10/10 Amazing

11 June 2012

Diamond Jubilee

This hotel was not in Kensington

10/10 Amazing

15 November 2010

London - simply best city in the world

need i add more?

The best thing about my stay was ...

central, well equiped, but quiet

8/10 Great

08 August 2011

Lively London

A little bit of most things here. Quite a few good quality museums with free entry. A nice cafe culture with some very reasonably priced little Italian places on the walk in to Kensington. Some very good quality shops also so a bit of everything.

The best thing about my stay was ...

It's shopping and cafe's.

8/10 Great

29 November 2011

central london

Kensington is a good area, central for getting around with plenty going on in the near locality. close to park and tubs.

The best thing about my stay was ...

clean central safe

8/10 Great

15 June 2011

Great location for restaurants, pubs and Tube.

Great pub opposite Gloucester Road tube called the Stanhope Arms. This is only 2 mins walk from the hotel. (Best Western on Cromwell road) Good food and lots of other nationalities!

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8/10 Great

29 July 2012

Kensington is good

Kensington is agood part to london to stay in.