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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

Enjoyed This
(286 Member Ratings)
"Great location. Very friendly staff. Lovely bar and breakfast service."
Jan 15, 2018
London, 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. Set in the heart of 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.

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

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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Enjoyed This
(286 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Kensington Plaza Hotel Ltd (t/a Rydges Kensington London) over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Great location. Very friendly staff. Lovely bar and breakfast service.
Lucie Jan 15, 2018 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
V good breakfast.Attentive staff-couldn't do enough for you.Comfortable bed in a well appointed room.
Other Comments
Think the free glasses of wine given as part of the offer are a great idea!
David Jan 14, 2018 Cowbridge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location, comfort and helpful friendly staff.
Stephen Jan 08, 2018 Ware, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff, casual atmosphere, extremely convenient location, great breakfast
Helen Jan 08, 2018 Darlington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
not really a 4 star - the Royal Garden Hotel was truly a 5 star - the best ever (we stayed there before going to Rydges
Betty-Lou Jan 07, 2018 Calgary, AB, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Polo bar ,breakfast
Other Comments
Hallways no tidy , needs new painting
Mark Dec 30, 2017 clacton on sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very convenient for Kensington - and a good bus service right outside. The back rooms (at least) are very quiet.
Other Comments
When I left my electric toothbrush there they found it and posted it on to me - thank you.
John F Dec 04, 2017 Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location to the tube
Rebecca Dec 03, 2017 Reading, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were lovely , breakfast magnificent , the room brilliant .
Other Comments
Such a nice friendly place ton stay so close to the west end .
Anthony Dec 02, 2017 Hertford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very helpful and friendly staff.
Antony Nov 30, 2017 Chorley, United Kingdom

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