London, England, SW7 5LR, United Kingdom
Set in the heart of the upscale neighborhood that shares its name, the Kensington is easy walking distance from Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, and both the Natural History and Victoria & Albert museums. But the hotel is also its own heritage property—a 19th-century Regency-style townhouse, buffed to a high gloss following a $30 million renovation. The 150 rooms and suites here retain a certain period elegance; many have ornate lacquered bedsteads and sideboards, crystal chandeliers, and armchairs in jewel-tone velvet. The bathrooms, though, are slickly modern, with angular vanity basins, walk-in showers, en suites, freestanding tubs, and wall-mounted TVs.
Chef John Wood, who designed the modern British menu at the in-house Aubrey Restaurant, is Michelin-starred.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
Number of Rooms: 149
Number of Suites:
Year Opened: 2009