London: A stylish stay at Kensington House Hotel

 Kensington House Hotel, London
Are you planning to tour around London? Don’t forget to visit Kensington—you’ll be surprised as to what the place has to offer. As one of the centres for tourism in London, Kensington is located in the capital’s central region. It is also part of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and is home of several tourist attractions such as  classical museums, scenic gardens, famous college buildings and other prominent structures of great architectural style and value.

Where to stay in Kensington?

The Kensington House Hotel is an excellent option. This modern four storey luxury townhouse with 41 en-suite rooms is  located just off High Street Kensington making it ideal base to explore London. It’s a short stroll from Kensington Palace, its glorious gardens and easy reach of Central London with good transport connections.

The rooms are airy and well finished. Large windows, white crisp linen and impeccable service. Extremely clean and all the modern cons including free working wifi in all bedrooms and public areas. Nice Elemis toiletries, powerful hairdryer and room safe.
Tea and coffee making facilities – I love the tea drawer that keeps the clutter hidden and the dust off


 Kensington House Hotel – my room was a junior suite with very comfortable bed
rooms service: continental breakfast,  for a cooked breakfast head to the Tiger Bar, situated on the ground floor
Kensington House Hotel is a four-star independent hotel. They don’t have a restaurant at the hotel. There’s a bar serving drinks for the hotel guests and where the breakfast is served in the mornings. The hotel blog is excellent for monthly updates about London and the hotel seasonal offers:  Hotel Blog

Kensington House Hotel

5-16 Prince of Wales Terrace,
London W8 5PQ, England
T: +44 (0) 207 937 2345

 History of Kensington

The name Kensington was said to be first noted in Latin as Chenesitone as written in the Domesday Book of 1086. It was then interpreted as Kenesignetun, which according to Anglo-Saxon dialect, it means land of meadows. In 1396, another derivation of the name came out as Kesyngton. Much of the history of the borough was accounted in Domesday Book, which mentioned the place as originally a settlement of the Saxons. It was only in 1689 when the place became a royalty as William III transferred to the Kensington Palace—where the famous Queen Victoria was born in 1819. It was Queen Victoria who granted Kensington the “Royal Borough” title in 1901. Today, Kensington is now united with its neighbour—Chelsea, forming the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Where to Go in Kensington, London?

Kensington in London offers plenty of options from fashion to art to sightseeing. As a matter of fact, Kensington has many tourist attractions to offer as one of the most recommended places to visit in London. If you’re a fan of the classical arts and architecture, the place houses the famous Kensington Palace, the Natural History Museum which is in tough competition with the Science Museum, the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal College of Music for music enthusiasts, the Royal College of Art, and the renowned Olympia exhibition hall which resides on Kensington’s western region. Holland Park is within easy reach, and there are lots of shops and department stores to choose from – This area is a shopping heaven for all pockets!
There  are also two less-known small museums the 18, Stafford Terrace, a remarkably well-preserved house with original interiors and content. It’s a guide tour only, where you step back to 1899. Another hidden gem is the Leighton House  Museum best for Oriental opulence, Victorian art and architecture. The famous Portobello Road and its market is also within walking distance.
St Mary Abbots Church, Kensington
 Stroll around Kensington… heading north to Portobello way


Portobello Road Market


Kensington Palace


Kensington Gardens
The Orangery, restaurant and cafe – they serve the traditional afternoon tea


Princess Diana memorial


The Serpentine


Royal Albert Hall
The Albert Memorial,
The Albert Memorial is situated in Kensington Gardens, London,
directly opposite to the Royal Albert Hall. It was commissioned by
Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband, Prince Albert

Pretty streets of Kensington….

Notably, Kensington also houses lots of spots where you can enjoy a great entertainment experience. If you want an enriching encounter with some of Churchill’s memorabilia, you can head to the famous Churchill Arms located in the Church Street. If you want to enjoy good beer with top notch customer service, you can also visit the Britannia.
Churchill Arms
a long day of touring around the places to visit in London, nothing
beats filling up your hungry stomach. There are a huge amount of choices
for all pockets and tastes.  I highly recommend The Churchill Arms for
delicious Thai food.


Kensington Roof Gardens
Great views over London and breathtaking  gardens high up 7th Floor  good for drinks and food too


for some British fare head to Maggie Jones

some good independent cafes in the area.
Disclosure:  I was a guest  at Kensington House Hotel. All views are my own.





  1. August 9, 2015 / 6:38 am

    The Kensington House Hotel is perfect for London vacation. Its luxury boutique hotel in central London is the perfect place to stay while exploring London.