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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.
Grade II listed building in Kensington and Chelsea offering elegant singles, doubles, and family rooms. Free WiFi is available on unlimited devices. Scoff & Banter serves modern British cuisine using the best locally-sourced, seasonal produce. A 24-hour business center, gym, and 12 meeting rooms are available to guests.
The Vanderbilt’s 215 bedrooms include doubles, business class rooms, and dedicated family rooms. All rooms offer luxurious 350 thread count Egyptian cotton bedding, Vi-Spring beds, down pillows, Italian marble bathrooms, elegant décor, and bespoke layouts. Guests can also enjoy free high-speed WiFi up to 150 Mbps on an unlimited number of devices. Rooms also feature an in-room movie library, complimentary bottled water, and online concierge.
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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). Complimentary WiFi is available in all public areas.
- Express check-in
- Fitness facilities
- 24-hour front desk
- Express check-out
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Meeting rooms 12
- Year Built 1901
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Free WiFi
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Computer station
- Smoke-free property
- Luggage storage
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- 24-hour business center
- Concierge services
- Conference center
- Total number of rooms - 215
- Number of floors - 4
- Multilingual staff
- Fireplace in lobby
- Free newspapers in lobby
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Self parking (surcharge)
- Pay movies
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Room service (24 hours)
- Air conditioning
- Free bottled water
- Free toiletries
- Bathtub or shower
- Iron/ironing board
- Premium bedding
- Satellite TV service
- Free wired Internet
- Number of bathrooms -
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Daily housekeeping
- Private bathroom
- Designer toiletries
- Hair dryer
- In-room massage available
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
- Free WiFi
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Egyptian-cotton sheets
Where to Eat
Scoff and 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.
Nearby Things to Do
Only a short bus, tube, or taxi ride into London's West End. Prestigious Knightsbridge and Harrods are within walking distance, whilst the Natural History Museum, The Science Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, Imperial College London, Kensington Palace and Olympia Exhibition Center are also close by.
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- In-room accessibility
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age is 18
Special check-in instructions:
Check-out time is 11 AM
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 30.0 per night.
- Pets stay free
- 1 per room
- Restrictions apply
- For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
- Fee for full breakfast: GBP 20.00 per person (approximately)
- Self parking fee: GBP 41 per day
- Rollaway bed fee: GBP 30.0 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. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Awards & Affiliations
This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.