This awesome contemporary Kensington hotel is the perfect base to explore one of Europe’s most exciting cities, whether travelling on business or leisure. Onsite facilities include meeting rooms, a board room and a fitness center. There is also an onsite restaurant where guests can enjoy the finest British cuisine alongside innovative cocktails. Expect sumptuous guest rooms with cable plasma television, microwave oven, tea and coffee making facilities and daily housekeeping. The hotel benefits from 24 hour security as well as offering first class services such as 24 hour concierge, laundry, airport transfers and limousine services.
If you’re interested in learning more about British history, a trip to Hampton Court Palace in nearby Richmond makes for a unique day out in the capital. Although the palace has not been inhabited by British royalty since the 18th century, it is only one of two surviving palaces that were owned by King Henry VIII. The Great Hall is one of the country’s oldest theatres, and was host to William Shakespeare’s company in 1603-04. The world famous maze here is renowned for confusing visitors with it’s many twists and turns and is a great place to visit with children. Other highlights of the palace include the Royal Chapel, discovering the Tudor kitchen with live cookery events and enjoying the beautiful gardens.
Founded in 1852, The Victoria and Albert Museum, houses the largest collection of decorative objects, with over 4.5 million pieces. The museum runs a free daily introductory tour, where you can find out more about it’s history and most spectacular and notable works. Should you be interested in a particular subject matter however, there are also more niche tours running regularly, such as the Medieval and Renaissance Tour. The V&A Cafe was the first museum restaurant in the world, and remains just as elegant today as it did when it first opened. For something light and truly British, enjoy an afternoon tea of freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream washed down with some tea. If you’re a bit more peckish, rest assured that the cafe also serves up hot lunches and dinners including roast dinner.
High Street Kensington and the nearby Kings Road are both great shopping destinations near to your hotel. You’ll find a mix of high street, luxury and boutique shops here including Marks and Spencers, Zara and L K Bennett. For vintage finds, head to Portobello Market in Notting Hill where you’ll find everything from WWII memorabilia to 1950’s tea dresses.