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Hotels in Kensington, London

Bed & breakfast, mid-range and luxury hotels in Kensington

South Kensington is home to some of London's most famous museums
Kensington Palace is one of the areas main attractions

Kensington is a popular hotel area because of its great connections to Heathrow. Kensington is a large district just to the west of the very centre of London, and a short journey to most of London's main attractions. There are various sub-districts within the Kensington area, broadly the further east you go towards the centre, the more affluent and upmarket things become.

For those travelling to London from Heathrow, there are easy connections; the main road from Heathrow goes through the heart of Kensington as does the cheap and frequent Underground line direct to Heathrow every 5 minutes.

Take a look at our Kensington area guide for detailed information.

Location

Kensington hotels are located to the west of the centre of London from where it is just a short journey to most of the main attractions. The budget hotels are mostly found in the Earl's Court and Gloucester Road part of the district but the further east you travel, the more expensive they become. Enter Knightsbridge and some of London's most exclusive and expensive hotels reside here.

Landmarks and attractions nearby

Kensington has many main landmarks and attractions. Kensington Palace and gardens is a very popular tourist attraction, as is Harrods department store, known throughout the world and an icon of London. There are also the South Kensington museums which include the Natural History Museum and Science Museum. There is plenty to see and do in Kensington as well as allowing easy access to other areas of London.

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Guide prices for Kensington accommodation

On average, you can expect to pay between £50-150 for budget and mid-range hotels while 4-5-star full-service luxury hotels start at £150 per night.

Seasonality

The Kensington area is very popular with tourists and leisure travellers so will be busy all year round. You may find it easier to find bargains during the week than at weekends but the area has a wide range of accommodation types to suit every budget so finding the best hotel for you should be easy.

You could choose Kensington because...

If you are flying into Heathrow, Kensington is the closest central London hotel area. Earl's Court and Gloucester Road are good places to base yourself. There are plenty of restaurants, pubs and leisure facilities mostly geared towards the leisure traveller on a budget.

Alternative options nearby

We also recommend considering Paddington which is close by and offers a range of accommodation to suit all budgets as well as excellent transport links.

Cheap bed and breakfast hotels in Kensington

Kensington is a great choice for the budget traveller with a wide range of accommodation on offer. Bed and breakfast hotels in Kensington are one of the most popular choices of travellers to the area.

Here is a sample selection below or see our hand-picked selection of B&B hotels in Kensington.

Sara Hotel Sarah Hotel Kensington

Sarah Hotel Kensington

In a quiet one-way crescent with 2 tube stations at either end: West Brompton station (District Line) and Earl's Court station (District and Piccadilly lines). Earl's Court exhibition Centre is on your doorstep. Free Wi-Fi in entire hotel. Continental breakfast is included and served daily in the spacious dining room, including fresh coffee, fruit juices and cereals.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Breakfast included • Air-con • Single, double/twin, triple & quad rooms
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Earl's Court

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Manor Hotel Manor Hotel Kensington

Manor Hotel Kensington

Set in a grand townhouse, the traditional bedrooms have a TV and telephone. Some rooms have an en-suite bathroom, and all offer plenty of storage space. Continental breakfast is included, served daily in the pleasant dining room. Close to Kensington High Street and its excellent shopping.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Parking • Family rooms • 24-hr front desk • TV • Breakfast is included
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to Earl's Court

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Earl's Court Hotel Earl's Court Hotel Kensington

Earl's Court Hotel Kensington

Only a 1-min walk from Earl's Court Exhibition Centre and Tube Station, this hotel provides rooms with free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception. A simple continental breakfast is served each morning included in room rate and there are a number of restaurants in the immediate area. Guests can relax in the TV lounge, and there is a free left luggage service on offer.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Single, double/twin & triple rooms • 24-hr front desk • Breakfast included
Nearest tube: 1-min walk to Earl's Court

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Lord Kensington Hotel Lord Kensington Hotel London

Lord Kensington Hotel London

Situated in a quiet street just a 2-min walk from Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, this family-owned hotel offers 22 ensuite rooms with TV, hairdryer and telephone. Continental breakfast is incuded in the room rate. A 15-min walk will take you to the South Kensington museums and Knightsbridge is a 20-min walk away.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Family rooms • 24-hr front desk • Breakfast included • Tea/coffee facilities
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Earl's Court

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Mid-range hotels in Kensington

Kensington mid-range hotels offer excellent value for their location, especially if you are arriving from Heathrow into London as the Heathrow Underground links quickly and directly to the area.

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Ibis London Earl's Court Hotel Ibis london Earl's Court Hotel London

Ibis london Earl's Court Hotel London

Inviting modern and cosy rooms with a good range of facilities this hotel offers good value with no frills. Breakfast is included and there is a restaurant on site. 10-min journey to Olympia London and Royal Albert Hall.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Private indoor parking (charged) • Pets allowed (charged) • Breakfast • Restaurant • Double/Twin rooms • Family rooms
Nearest tube: 10-min walk to West Kensington

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City Continental London Kensington City Continental London Kensington

City Continental London Kensington

Elegant Victorian townhouse building with modern and well-equipped rooms. This hotel boasts almost instant access to the nearest tube station, ideal for exploring the rest of London. Olympia and Earls Court Exhibition Centres are also around a 10-min walk away. The City Continental combines good value, facilities and a great location.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Single/Double rooms • 24-hr front desk • Lift • Tea/coffee facilities • Breakfast included.
Nearest tube: 1-min walk to Earl's Court

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Premier Inn Kensington (Earl's Court) Premier Inn Kensington London

Premier Inn Kensington London

This striking hotel combines excellent accommodation, location and great value. A restaurant is available on site and you can book an all you can eat breakfast. Rooms are clean, modern and tidy with all mod-cons as you’d expect from one of the major hotel chains. Ideally located for the Natural History Museum, Albert Hall, Science Museum and West End theatres.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Family rooms • Restaurant • Air-con • Parking
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Earl's Court

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The Jade Hotel The Jade Hotel Kensington London

The Jade Hotel Kensington London

Boutique style hotel close to the main Kensington attractions such as Harrods, Knightsbridge and the famous Museums (Natural History Museum, Science Museum, V&A). Well-equipped rooms feature monsoon showers, air-con, mini-kitchen, refrigerator, microwave and TV with DVD player (free access to hotels DVD library).

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Single, Double/Twin rooms • Air-con • Tea/coffee facilities •Satellite TV • Mini-kitchen
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Earl’s Court

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Full-service luxury hotels in Kensington (4-5 stars)

Kensington is a lovely part of London with lots of attractions on its doorstep, including shopping, museums, Knightsbridge and Kensington Palace. There are plenty of excellent luxury hotels in Kensington to choose from.

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Holiday Inn Kensington Forum Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum London

A very popular hotel due to its location, modern style and views across the London skyline. This hotel has an impressive history and is the third largest Holiday Inn in Europe. You’ll experience everything you’d expect from a quality hotel chain with a vast range of facilities available to every guest. Stepping out of the door you’ll find yourself only a 5-min walk from the nearby Museums and access to plenty of shops and restaurants nearby.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Parking • Fitness centre • Restaurant • City views
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Gloucester Road

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Copthorne Tara Copthorne Tara Kensington London

Copthorne Tara Kensington London

Boasting regular returning guests speaks volumes for the quality of this hotel. Located just a 3-min walk from Kensington High Street you’ll find easy access to shops, restaurants and attractions. There are two on-site restaurants offering a variety of cuisine and a kid-friendly buffet. A short walk will take you to Olympia exhibition centre, Hyde Park, Royal Albert Hall and the museums on Cromwell Road. Good location, facilities and value for money.

Facilities include • Wi-Fi • Family rooms • Parking • Fitness centre • Hypnos Beds
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to High Street Kensington

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Hilton London Kensington Hilton London Kensington London

Hilton London Kensington

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Spacious light and modern rooms near to Westfield London Shopping Centre. A short walk will take you to the nearest underground and access to the rest of London’s attractions. Beautiful Holland Park is also only 5-min walk from the hotel. As you’d expect from a quality hotel chain all the mod-cons are included, there is a restaurant on site, a buffet breakfast and a sauna and steam room too. A good location to explore London from and a popular hotel in the Kensington area.

Facilities include • Pets allowed • Parking • Wellness centre • Free Wi-Fi • Air-con
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to Shepherds Bush

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt London

Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt London

Newly refurbished Grade II listed hotel with beautiful original features throughout. Just a 5-min walk from Natural History Museum and 20-min walk from Harrods, Royal Albert Hall and other shopping hotspots. Rooms feature luxury facilities inluding a marble bathroom, in-room movie library, Vi-Spring beds, Egyptian cotton bedding, flat-screen TV. Restaurant serves British cuisine from locally sourced produce.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Family rooms • 24-hr front desk • 24-hr room service • Restaurant • Gym • In-room spa treatments
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to Earl’s Court

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