The Kensington

109-113 Queen's Gate South Kensington, London, SW7 5LR

The Kensington

109-113 Queen's Gate South Kensington, London, SW7 5LR

The Kensington is housed in a beautiful Regency building just 5 minutes' walk from both South Kensington and Gloucester Road Underground stations, and less than 15 minutes on the tube to the West End from there. You'll appreciate its relaxed atmosphere, and the efficient, very personal service creates the ambience of a smart private members club.

The hotel’s grand stucco façade is characteristic of this affluent 19th Century district, which is home to cultural treasures like the Natural History Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Royal Albert Hall, with the green spaces of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park and world-famous stores such as Harrods and Harvey Nichols only a short walk away. 

With open fires found in nearly all the hotel’s ground floor reception rooms, entering The Kensington feels rather like walking through the doors of a lovingly restored London mansion. The high ceilings and heritage décor evoke a sense of Victorian grandeur, while the hotel’s famously warm and engaging service creates a relaxed ambience reminiscent of an exclusive private members club.

Rooms vary in size and shape and are decorated in an elegant country house style with plush fabrics, deep upholstery and an eclectic mix of contemporary art and furnishings. The Kensington Suite is amongst the most chic and elegant in London. There is a variety of views to enjoy, through French doors onto leafy Queen's Gate, over the neighbouring rooftops or onto the hotel's quiet courtyards.

Drink, dine or enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea in the Kensington hotel’s ground floor drawing rooms or in the stylish Town House restaurant. Menus focus on fresh, seasonal, locally-sourced modern English cuisine with an accent on healthy options, including a gluten-free afternoon tea and freshly made juices courtesy of The Juicery. The Kensington also offer a vibrant cocktail bar, modern restaurant and full-service gym. 

Hotel Facilities


  • 24-hour reception
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Baby-sitting Available On Request
  • Baggage Storage
  • Cable/Satellite Television
  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Luxury Bathroom Toiletries
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge
  • Cots Available at reception
  • Currency Exchange
  • Disabled/ Wheelchair accessible rooms available
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Gym/Leisure Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • High-Speed Internet Connection In Room
  • Internet access
  • Iron and board
  • Laundry/Dry Clean services
  • Mini-Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Shower
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Wi-Fi


Onsite restaurant serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Check-in time is 14.00


Check-out time is 12.00


Parking nearby

Nearest Tube Station

South Kensington