London’s most beautiful townhouse hotel with style and elegance in the heart of Kensington
LONDON, ENGLAND — Walk back in time to a more genteel, service-oriented age, as guests at The Kensington are welcomed by a bowler-hatted doorman. The hotel’s white stucco façade – actually a collection of four 19th century townhouses – and the Victorian grandeur of its high ceilings, heritage décor and open fireplaces stand out in one of London’s most cosmopolitan and cultured neighborhoods.
With open fires found in nearly all the hotel’s ground floor reception rooms, The Kensington evokes the
look and feel of a lovingly restored London mansion. The hotel’s famously warm and engaging service
creates a relaxed ambience reminiscent of an exclusive private members club.
Just as vivid is the vibrant, contemporary vibe that emanates from the modern but understated design.
Here London society comes together for afternoon tea in the light and lively drawing rooms, cocktails in
the glamorous K Bar, or dinner in the refined Town House restaurant.
Set in the heart of one of London’s most desirable neighborhoods, The Kensington and its 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. The green spaces of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park and world-famous stores such as Harrods and Harvey Nichols are only a short walk away.
Rooms & Suites
Warm, soothing tones and sumptuous fabrics add elegance to the rooms and suites of The Kensington.
The largest suites – Knightsbridge Suite, Brompton Suite and Kensington Suite – offer ample space with
calming design elements. Among the special amenities are marble bathrooms with heated floors, duck
down duvets, complimentary local calls and Aromatherapy Associates bathroom accessories.
Dining & Cocktails
K Bar is a stylish gathering place with a cocktail list that features signature recipes alongside timeless
classics. Hotel guests and visitors enjoy an enticing selection of fresh ingredients and inventive
preparations at Town House where English afternoon tea – often with a charming theme, such as the
current Landmark Tea featuring classic London buildings – also unfolds and wellness-imagined
smoothies from The Juicery are served at breakfast.
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