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Kensington is a large district just to the west of the very centre of London. 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.
Kensington is a very practical location for those travelling to London from Heathrow, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We included a sample selection below or see our entire selection of mid-range hotels in Kensington.
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.
Here is a sample selection below or see our entire selection of luxury hotels in Kensington.