Rydges Kensington London

Travelzoo Staff

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
(454 Member Ratings)
"Friendly staff, great position."
28. May 2018
Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

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

Check Rates
Check Rates


Rydges Kensington London is located in fashionable Kensington and 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 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 that serves light snacks and shows live sport on big TV screens. 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. All 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 8am-6pm AET

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

Enjoyed This
(454 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
4.0 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
Show Reviews
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff, great position.
Bettina 28. May 2018 Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Enjoyed Most
Location, Staff was very helpful and nice.
Other Comments
Cleaning staff came up a little short. Not enough towels. Soap was never replaced (and very tiny). Rooms are very small and crowded for two people to share.
Randy 02. May 2018 Carrollton, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Glass of wine, breakfast, bedroom good no complaints
sandra 28. Apr 2018 Fareham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good breakfast. Friendly staff. Comfortable room. Great location for getting to central London, museums, Kings Road/ Sloane Square, Hyde Park etc.
Bob 29. Apr 2018 Sheffield, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Staff and breakfast were very good. Bed was a bit soft and u comfortable. Overall excellent value for money and great location.
Melanie Robinson 01. May 2018 Lichfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Convenience and price
David 01. May 2018 Crowborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were friendly
Other Comments
It was very convenient for visit to Royal Albert Hall
brenda 26. Apr 2018 Leeds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Full English Breakfast for an additional £5 each
Bruce 23. Apr 2018 Whitchurch, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good location, helpful staff
Other Comments
Breakfast needs better supervision. Hot food wasn't - ran out of glasses qnd water in coffee machine. etc.
Alan 26. Apr 2018 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Friendly staff
Susan 23. Apr 2018 Devon, United Kingdom

Your Recently Viewed Deals

Popular pages

Rydges Kensington London