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Rydges Kensington London

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Why We Love It

  • This 4-star boutique Victorian hotel is in the fashionable Kensington area
  • It is ideally placed for the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum
  • The hotel has a restaurant, a cocktail bar and a gym

"This hotel is a good choice for its convenient central-London location, and well-kept rooms" -- Oyster
Enjoyed This
(560 Member Ratings)
"Good location in Kensington"
Apr 17, 2018
Rugby, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is on Cromwell Road and Gloucester Road Underground station, less than 200 metres away, is on the Piccadilly, Circle and District lines. South Kensington Underground station is approximately 10 minutes' walk.

From London Heathrow, take the Piccadilly line Tube to Gloucester Road. From London Gatwick Airport, take the Gatwick Express to Victoria, then the tube to Gloucester Road. Both journeys take less than 40 minutes.

Rooms & Rates

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Rydges Kensington London "offers Victorian elegance with modern comforts", according to Lonely Planet. Located in fashionable Kensington, the hotel is a great base for a London city break and has some of the capital's top attractions on its doorstep.

Rydges Kensington London "offers Victorian elegance with modern comforts", according to Lonely Planet, and has some of the capital's top attractions on its doorstep.

Be the first in the queue to visit the Natural History Museum, or explore the Victoria and Albert Museum, the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design -- both are within 10 minutes' walk of the hotel.

The shopping hotspots of Kensington High Street and Knightsbridge (where you'll find Harrods and Harvey Nichols) are 20 minutes' walk or a short taxi ride away.

The hotel's Jam Cupboard is a New York-style bar that is described as "stylish" by SquareMeal and serves Anglo-European cuisine, wine and cocktails. The Polo Bar Kensington is a classic English-style pub lounge serving light snacks with big TV screens showing live sport. There is also a gym.

Superior Queen rooms are on the ground floor and have queen-size beds. Executive King rooms are on higher floors of the hotel and have king-size beds. Both rooms have coffee-making facilities and free Wi-Fi.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guests are only permitted in the Executive King rooms only. Extra guest charges apply as follows: £40 per person, per night, for children and adults aged 3 and over. This includes breakfast. Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under. This does not include breakfast. Extra beds or cots are on request, please use the Special Requests field to request an extra bed or cot. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy levels. Please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to request an infant's cot/crib or an extra bed and confirm the age of the third guest.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(560 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Kensington Plaza Hotel Ltd (t/a Rydges Kensington London) over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Good location in Kensington
Ian Apr 17, 2018 Rugby, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Fantastic location, staff wonderful, great breakfast.
Christine Apr 16, 2018 Wigan, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly and helpful staff
Other Comments
Good location near the Tube, including night tube
Chelsea Apr 16, 2018 Winchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful rooms. Great price. Close to everywhere we wanted to go. Lovely breakfast
Nicki Apr 16, 2018 Cannock, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The breakfast was really good
Other Comments
All the staff were very friendly and welcoming even though they were very busy
Sharon Apr 16, 2018 Mansfield, United Kingdom
Other Comments
An excellently places hotel with efficient friendly and helpful staff. The room despite being quite small was particularly well appointed. Certainly recommend and would def visit again.
Gillian Apr 16, 2018 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
the fact that we were able to check in much earlier and the facilities in the room
Other Comments
the staff were very friendly
Ruth Apr 12, 2018 Stevenage, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Being in a hotel with such a good location in London. The staff were always welcoming, friendly and helpful.
Other Comments
Very comfortable hotel. Good accommodation, friendly staff. Some of the décor was rather tired and the room very hot. However, we would certainly go back.
Vivienne Apr 15, 2018 Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very comfortable beds and very close to Gloucester Road tube, which took you into central London in about 10 minutes.
Other Comments
Although we were in an Executive King room the bathroom (shower only) was quite small and for someone 6' plus could be a problem.
trevor Apr 15, 2018 Preston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location was very convenient.
Other Comments
Very small, unattractive room. No ambience in hotel.
yvonne Apr 14, 2018 Bromley, United Kingdom

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