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Luxury hotels in Kensington, London

The best luxury hotels in Kensington, Gloucester Road, Earl's Court & Knightsbridge

4-5-star luxury hotels near Victoria rail station in London
Harrods in Knightsbridge, Kensington

4-star Kensington hotels are located just to the west of the centre of London. Notable attractions within Kensington include Harrods department store, Kensington Palace and the South Kensington Museums.

What to expect from a 4-5-star luxury hotel in Kensington?

Most of the familiar global multinational chains have hotels here, and there is also a good choice of more individual independent hotels too. Kensington is a luxury area as far as hotels are concerned; you can expect a high quality of service and facilities usually in an excellent location for attractions, shopping and for access to central London.

Kensington location benefits

The further east you go the more expensive and plush the hotels are in Kensington. At the eastern extremity is Knightsbridge and Harrods and some of the most expensive hotels in London. The tourist class Kensington mid-range hotels tend to be around the Gloucester Road and Earl's Court areas.

Most of these hotels border the Cromwell Road which leads out of central London to Heathrow Airport, so it's particularly attractive if you are using that airport. The Underground line also follows this road artery with stations at Earl's Court, Gloucester Road, South Kensington and Knightsbridge.

The Kensington district is attractive if you want a nice full service hotel in London, perhaps with the reassurance of a global hotel brand, without paying the large price premium for staying more central. Kensington is often the cheapest of the luxury chain hotel offerings in London.

Price guide for luxury hotels in Kensington

Kensington is an attractive district in which to stay. It has excellent links to Heathrow for transfers and has some iconic shopping as well as museums on it's doorsteps. Prices for the luxury hotels in Kensington do therefore reflect this, you can expect to see rooms from £115 upwards in the luxury hotels in Kensington. You may be able to find cheaper rates during the week as Kensington is a popular tourist area for weekend breaks. As it is to the west of the centre of London, Kensington is slightly cheaper and offers good value when compared with Bloomsbury hotels or hotels in Mayfair, the West End or Leicester Square.

Are luxury hotels in Kensington the right option for you?

Why choose a 4-5-star hotel in Kensington?

If you are looking for a comfortable, full service, four star hotel in central London but also have one eye on your wallet, then Kensington is a good place to look. Especially so, if you are flying into Heathrow Airport. Kensington hotels are the closest central London hotels to London's largest airport.

What are the alternatives to Kensington luxury hotels?

If you would like to be slightly closer to the centre of London then we recommend looking at hotels in Bloomsbury, Mayfair, West End and Leicester Square. These areas offer the ultimate combination of London luxury and location.

Here is our hand-picked selection of luxury hotels in Kensington

Kensington House Hotel Kensington House Hotel Kensington London

Kensington House Hotel Kensington London

Kensington House Hotel offers luxury accommodation at a reasonable price just a 10-min walk from Hyde Park. Individually decorated rooms include a bathrobe, free toiletries and a hair dryer. The Tiger Bar has a great informal atmosphere, also featuring a semi-private alcove can be used for meetings for up to 8 people. Breakfast is also included in the rate.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Single rooms available • 24-hr front desk • Laundry • Breakfast included • Coffee house
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to High Street Kensington

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Park International Hotel Park International Kensington London

Park International Hotel Kensington London

Set in a beautiful elegant, Victorian building, this hotel is in a prime location in London in Kensington. It boasts a superb restaurant, where you can enjoy a cocktail, while listening to live piano. Spacious, modern, air-conditioned rooms feature satellite TV, a comfortable bed and an individual private bathroom. A Full English and Continental buffet breakfast is served every day in the Orchid Room.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Single and family rooms available • 24-hr front desk • Cocktail bar • Breakfast • Happy hour • Fitness room • Facilities for disabled guests
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Gloucester Road

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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

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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Henley House Hotel Henley House Hotel Kensington London

Henley House Hotel Kensington London

This unique boutique style hotel overlooks a pretty garden square and offers excellent value for money. Contemporary rooms boast a smart TV and media unit and some lovely interior design touches. The Natural History Museum is only a short walk away and the hotel is ideally situated to allow access via the tube to all of London’s attractions. Continental breakfast is served in the glass conservatory, a perfect way to start your day. Quiet, comfortable and good value.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Single rooms • Air-con • On-site coffee house
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to Earls Court

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Hotel Indigo London Kensington Indigo Hotel, Kensington London

Indigo Hotel, Kensington London

Elegant Victorian designed rooms make this well-positioned boutique hotel a popular choice. Each room has TV, free minibar and rain showers. Guests can enjoy freshly cooked meals in the on-site Italian restaurant. Within walking distance of famous attractions including The Natural History and Victoria and Albert museums. Well-positioned for short airport transfer to Heathrow.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Restaurant • Fitness room • Air-con • Free minibar
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Earls Court

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Hilton London Olympia Hilton London Olympia Kensington London

Hilton London Olympia Kensington London

Situated on western side of Kensington on Kensington High Street, close to Olympia tube station. Guests have complimentary access to the well-equipped fitness centre. Restaurant & bar on site. Elegant rooms have all mod-cons and the service and facilities are everything you would expect from this well-known luxury chain.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Restaurant • Fitness centre • Air-con • Parking (charge)
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Olympia

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DoubleTree by Hilton Kensington Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton Kensington Hotel London

DoubleTree by Hilton Kensington Hotel London

Beautiful Regency style exterior hides a contemporary interior that features a 32” TV in rooms, tea/coffee facilities and modern bathrooms. British and International cuisine is served in the restaurant or you can relax in the lounge/bar or terrace. Located on the doorstep of the Natural History Museum.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Restaurant • Bar • Air-con • 24-hr room service • Suites
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to South Kensington

Please note that the hotel is currently undergoing a transformation and will be joining Curio Collection in 2019 as 100 Queen's Gate Hotel.

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Marriott Kensington Marriott Kensington London

Marriott Kensington London

Spacious rooms just a short walk from Knightsbridge's shops and museums and Earls Court Tube Station. There is a restaurant and fitness centre. Rooms include a satellite TV, minibar, seating area and a private bathroom. Guests have the use of a well-equipped gym. Double rooms or American style with two double beds. Cheapest rates at weekend.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Restaurant • Bar • Air-con • Fitness centre • Satellite TV
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to Earl’s Court

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Best Western Boltons Best Western Boltons London

Best Western Boltons London

Just around the corner from Earl's Court Underground Station, Earl's Court Exhibition Centre is also just a 5-minute walk. Each room features a modern private bathroom with a hairdryer. Rooms include free Wi-Fi, a laptop safe, and satellite channels on the TV. Breakfast included in room rate.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Single, double/twin, triple rooms • Breakfast • Air-con • Satellite TV • Lift
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to Earl’s Court

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Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Millennium Gloucester Hotel Kensington London

Millennium Gloucester Hotel Kensington London

This is a stylish 4-star hotel, just a short walk from the Victoria and Albert Museum, featuring fitness centre and a choice of restaurants, one with a stunning glass ceiling. Rooms are elegant and air-conditioned rooms and you can enjoy room service too. Choose from Italian, Singaporean or Indian Cuisine. Alternatively, take a stroll and visit some of the fantastic bars and restaurants in the area.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Bar/restaurants • 24-hr front desk • Laundry • Breakfast • Fitness centre • Room service
Nearest tube: 1-min walk to Gloucester Road 

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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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