Photo gallery
VIP Access

Thistle Kensington Gardens

Star Rating
4 out of 5



4.0 / 5Very Good
2,327 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Kensington Gardens
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Kensington Palace
    10 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Waffle House
    4 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Cheminee Persian Restaurant
    15 min walk
  • Airport
    London (LHR-Heathrow)
    33 min drive

Book online or call:


Your dates need to occur after 2019-11-17. Try updating your dates to see prices for your trip.

    About this area


    Located in London's London City Centre neighborhood, Thistle Kensington Gardens is in the city center and near a metro station. Kensington Palace and Royal Albert Hall are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include BT Tower and ZSL London Zoo. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Lord's Cricket Ground or Stamford Bridge Stadium. Our guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing. It's also convenient to public transportation: Queensway Underground Station is 3 minutes by foot and Bayswater Underground Station is 5 minutes.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Kensington Gardens - 1 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Hyde Park - 9 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Kensington Palace - 10 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Royal Albert Hall - 16 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Imperial College London - 20 min walk

    Getting around

    • Queensway Underground Station - 3 min walk
    • London Paddington Station - 11 min walk
    • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 33 min drive


    • The Brasserie — 1 min walk
    • Waffle House — 4 min walk
    • Cheminee Persian Restaurant — 15 min walk
    • Tops Pizza — 28 min walk
    • Eastern Star Chinese Takeaway — 28 min walk

    About this property

    Thistle Kensington Gardens

    A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and self parking are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, concierge services, and dry cleaning. All 175 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and LED TVs. Guests will also find coffee makers, hair dryers, and safes.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Self parking: GBP 24.00 per day
    • Parking height restrictions apply

    Food and drink

    • Buffet breakfast available for a fee 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–10:30 AM on weekends: GBP 15 per person
    • 1 restaurant
    • 1 bar
    • 24-hour room service

    Family friendly

    • Dry cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities


    • Elevator
    • Free newspapers in lobby

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff
    • Tour/ticket assistance
    • Wedding services

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Filipino
    • French
    • Italian
    • Lithuanian
    • Polish
    • Romanian
    • Spanish

    Business services

    • Computer station
    • Meeting rooms


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Roll-in shower
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking
    • Assistive listening devices available


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Hypo-allergenic bedding
    • Linens


    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Towels


    • 43-inch LED TV

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker


    • Connecting rooms available
    • Desk
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Phone
    • Safe

    Nearby things to do

    Where to eat

    • The Brasserie – Garden-view brasserie with a bar offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    Very Good

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    I appreciated that everything was clean. The desk staff was pleasant, with 1 who seemed to be in training. He was pleasant and asked for help when he needed it, rather than guessing while we waited for service. On the other hand, 2 of the 3 elevators were out of service. With my wheelchair, we had to wait every day thru 4-5 elevators as there was no room for us.

    Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Nice place to stay in. The hotel was lovely few steps away from the Hyde Park. I liked that there was a neighboring petrol station with convenience store for snacks and bottle of water for my morning walk.

    Stayed 8 nights in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Great location and good facilities and transport links

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

    2 of 3 elevators were down and we were on 6th floor card did not always work

    Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Terrific location and best value accommodation I have ever had in London.

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

    Tell us how we can improve our site