Get an overview of this hotelHistoric London hotel near Natural History Museum
Popular property highlights
South Kensington is one of London's smartest districts and only a short tube or taxi ride to London's West End. Prestigious Knightsbridge and Harrods are within walking distance. The Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, Imperial College London, Kensington Palace, and Earl's Court are also close by. Gloucester Road tube station is moments away with great connections on Piccadilly Line, District Line and Circle Line.
This property's stately façade opens to a French-inspired interior with an open fire; guests can utilize the 24-hour gym, and complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel.
Refrigerator in room
The 215 guestrooms are traditionally appointed with gleaming wood furnishings and pinstriped walls; Italian marble bathrooms include heated towel racks; rooms include refrigerators, televisions, premium bedding, and complimentary wireless Internet access.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!Opens in a new window
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This London hotel's French-inspired lobby features original oil paintings, fresco ceilings, Napoleon statues, leather furniture, an open fireplace, and stained-glass windows. Scoff & Banter Kensington offers British classics served straight up or with a twist. A full breakfast is available for a surcharge.
The hotel's 24-hour fitness room is equipped with 5 cardiovascular machines, a television, and complimentary towels. Guests can rent mobile phones, which operate throughout the city. Business guests can use the 24-hour business center with 12 meeting/conference rooms, audio-visual equipment, and fax machine. Banquet facilities are also available. The hotel has 24-hour room service, complimentary wireless Internet access, currency exchange, and multilingual staff. Service dogs are allowed. This is a smoke-free property (public areas and guestrooms, fees apply).
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Fitness facilities
- Limo or Town Car service available
- 24-hour front desk
- Express check-out
- Total number of rooms - 215
- Multilingual staff
- Concierge services
- Number of floors - 4
- Fireplace in lobby
- Computer station
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Express check-in
- Luggage storage
- Meeting rooms 12
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Conference center
- Number of meeting rooms - 12
- Year Built 1901
- 24-hour business center
- Smoke-free property
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Free WiFi
Family Friendly Amenities
- Family Hotel
- Free Wi-Fi
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Valet parking (surcharge)
- Pay movies
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Room service (24 hours)
- Air conditioning
- Free bottled water
- Bathtub or shower
- Free toiletries
- Iron/ironing board
- Premium bedding
- Satellite TV service
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Daily housekeeping
- Private bathroom
- Designer toiletries
- Hair dryer
- In-room massage available
- Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Free WiFi
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Egyptian-cotton sheets
Where to Eat
Scoff & Banter - Serves a modern menu of British cuisine using locally sourced, seasonal produce for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Dishes range from beer-battered fish and chips, shepherd's pie, and Eton mess. Afternoon tea is also available. All dishes are served in a stylish but relaxed environment, whether it's in the main dining room, vibrant bar, or private dining space. There are also 2 chef's tables for larger groups along with a selection of wines and cocktails.
Please check the Rooms and Rates page to see which rates include breakfast.
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- In-room accessibility
- Roll-in shower
Minimum check-in age is 18
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-out time is 11 AM
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 30 per night.
- Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Only service animals are allowed
- Fee for full breakfast: GBP 20.00 per person (approximately)
- Valet parking fee: GBP 52 per night
- Rollaway bed fee: GBP 30 per night
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We should mention
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Awards & Affiliations
This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.