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
(427 Member Ratings)
"Location very convenient."
Sep 17, 2018
SudburySudbury, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

Rydges Kensington London is a 25-minute drive from Heathrow Airport. You can also take the Piccadilly line Tube to Gloucester Road.

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

Rooms & Rates

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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 at its doorstep.

Be the first in line 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 hot spots 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 Executive King rooms are on higher floors of the hotel. All rooms have coffee makers 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


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 Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(427 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
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Enjoyed Most
Location very convenient.
Other Comments
Taking a deposit on arrival that we do not get back for a week after leaving is shoddy practise and leaves a nasty taste. Advertise it if you plan to do it!
Gerald Sep 17, 2018 SudburySudbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff. Good location
Adele Sep 17, 2018 Leeds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Breakfast, Excellent !
Shirley Sep 16, 2018 Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely elegant hotel
Other Comments
Great for tourist attractions
Sep 14, 2018 Warrington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great location
Sep 14, 2018 Warrington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Stylish hotel
Sep 14, 2018 Warrington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Outside and inside of Hotel smart and contemporary.
Other Comments
Overall room nice, but small things like door handle loose on bathroom door. Trim on window coming away, when arrived at Breakfast room had to just find a table to sit as no staff in site. Took some time before we were acknowledged and order taken, but breakfast was good once Arrived. Felt the layout of room bit strange with food hidden round the corner.
Andrew Sep 13, 2018 Farnborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful breakfast and good staff
Alan Sep 10, 2018 CannockCannock, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The breakfast. The choice was excellent - especially the fresh fruit, bread and pastries. The fresh seasonal berries were very good on both mornings of our stay.
Other Comments
The hotel was better than a four star hotel we stayed at on the previous 2 nights. The service was good throughout. The rooms and corridors are a bit tired but the other attributes of this hotel encourage one to "turn a blind eye" to that.
John Sep 01, 2018 Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beds were so comfy and yummy breakfast.
Lorraine Aug 27, 2018 Carterton, United Kingdom

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