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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 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.

   


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.

Sarah Hotel, Kensington, London
Sarah Hotel Kensington London

Sarah Hotel

Situated in a quiet crescent with free Wi-Fi throughout, continental breakfast included and close to two tube stations.

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Manor Hotel Kensington London
Manor Hotel

Manor Hotel

Set in a grand townhouse this traditional hotel is close to Kensington High Street and includes breakfast in rate.

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Earl's Court Hotel Kensington, London
Earl's Court Hotel Kensington

Earl's Court Hotel

Just a 1-min walk from Earl's Court tube station, this simple, affordable hotel includes breakfast in the room rate.

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Lord Kensington Hotel, Kensington, London
Lord Kensington Hotel

Lord Kensington Hotel

Located in a quiet street close to Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, this family owned hotel has free Wi-Fi and breakfast included.

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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 Earl's Court, London
Ibis Earl's Court London

Ibis Earl's Court

Modern and cosy hotel with a good range of facilities. Breakfast is included and there is a restaurant on site.

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City Continental London Kensington
City Continental, London

City Continental

Elegant Victorian townhouse offers well-equipped rooms, free Wi-Fi and breakfast included. Just a 1-min walk to nearest tube.

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Premier Inn Kensington, London
Premier Inn Kensington, London

Premier Inn Kensington

This striking chain hotel combines excellent location, facilities and value. Close to South Kensington museums.

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Jade Hotel, Kensington, London
Jade Hotel Kensington

Jade Hotel

Well equipped boutique style hotel close to shopping and museums. Rooms feature mini-kitchen and DVD library.

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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 London
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

Very popular hotel steeped in history. Excellent location with views across London and large range of services and facilities.

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Copthorne Tara, Kensington, London
Copthorne Tara, London

Copthorne Tara

Well positioned hotel with fitness centre, two restaurants, Hypnos beds and parking. Close to Hyde Park, Royal Albert Hall and the museums on Cromwell Road.

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Hilton London Kensington
Hilton London Kensington

Hilton London Kensington

Modern hotel with spacious rooms close to Westfield shopping centre. Restaurant, wellness centre, buffet breakfast, parking and pets are allowed too.

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt, Kensington, London
Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt, Kensington, London

Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt

Newly refurbished with beautiful original features throughout. Gym, restaurant, luxury marble en-suites in high quality bedrooms.

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