If you’re looking for a vibrant atmosphere then Kensington High Street is the place to stay. The street runs from Hammersmith to Kensington Gardens and is one of the major areas in London. Considered one of the best high streets in the city, you’ll find an assortment of stores for a spot of retail therapy. It’s also home to Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace, and some world-class museums. Getting around the city is easy thanks to High Street Kensington tube station and many local buses passing through. If you’re looking to stay in the area, we’ve uncovered the best hotels near Kensington High Street, London.


1. Milestone Hotel Kensington 

Fancy royalty for neighbors? This boutique London landmark opposite Kensington Palace offers stunning views of the gardens. Set in a Grade II-listed mansion, full of old-world charm, there’s plenty to love at this hotel. Unique rooms have antique furnishings and are adorned with fine fabrics and fresh flowers. Room service is daily and includes a complimentary treat such as candles, or freshly baked cookies. You’ll find a luxurious spa, gym, and a handful of F&B options. Dine at Cheneston’s restaurant which serves up fine British cuisine, or enjoy a signature theatrical cocktail in Stables Bar. We recommend afternoon tea in the Park Lounge, or a cocktail in Stables Bar.

  • Guest Rating: 9.5
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Grand Master Suite
  • Address: 1 Kensington Court, Kensington and Chelsea, London, W8 5DL, United Kingdom 

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2. Monarch House – Serviced Apartments

If you prefer more of a home-from-home feel, these apartments are modern, spacious, and well-furnished. One, two, or three-bedroom apartments have fully-fitted kitchens and bright living areas. You’ll also benefit from all the services of a hotel. You can expect 24 hour reception and concierge, Wi-Fi, and cleaning service. Accommodation is quiet, and most apartments boast views of the gardens or courtyard. Private parking is also available free of charge.

  • Guest Rating: 9.3
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Three-bedroom apartments
  • Address: 241 Kensington High Street, Kensington and Chelsea, London, W8 6EL, United Kingdom

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3. Kensington Court by CAPITAL

This modern property is located in the heart of London.  It’s just a short distance from High Street Kensington. Accommodating up to six people, configurations start from studios up to three-bedroom apartments. Arguably, the best is the three-bedroom apartment which is spacious and contains two bathrooms. Rooms have televisions and internet access. There’s plenty to explore nearby, including the areas of Notting Hill and Hyde Park.

  • Guest Rating: 9.0
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Three-bedroom apartments
  • Address: 51 Kensington Court, Kensington and Chelsea, London, W8 5DB, United Kingdom

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4. CG Kensington

This small but perfectly formed hotel has everything you’ll need for your stay. It’s set in a quiet location tucked away down a side street, yet close enough to the High Street. Rooms are clean, nicely furnished, and come with basic appliances. The comfy beds deserve a special mention. Note that there’s no lift, so those staying on the top floor will need to walk! The friendly and welcoming staff are a highlight here too.

  • Guest Rating: 9.0
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Double room
  • Address: 9 Cheniston Gardens London W8 6TG, Kensington and Chelsea, London, W8 6TG, United Kingdom

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5. Hux Hotel, Kensington

With a loyal following, ‘regulars’ at the Hux Hotel come back for the outstanding service. That’s not all though, this hotel is super stylish but with a home from home feel. Luxurious suites feature fully fitted kitchens, marble bathrooms and plush beds. Amenities consist of mood lighting, 24/7 room service and a dedicated concierge. Guests receive full access to the Hux Private Members Club late night lounge. The bar has a speakeasy vibe, perfect for night outings whilst listening to up-and-coming jazz musicians.

  • Guest Rating: 8.7
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Superior Suite
  • Address: 7-9 High Street Kensington, Kensington and Chelsea, London, W8 5NP, United Kingdom 

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6. Holiday Inn London Kensington High St

This hotel boasts a convenient location that’s close to local bus stops and moments away from High Street Kensington tube station. Guest rooms and suites are all comfortable and modern. For dining, the onsite Boulevard Restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a nice meal. This includes a buffet breakfast or European cuisine for dinner. Guests are free to use the leisure facilities such as a gym and indoor pool. Appealing to business travelers or those looking to host events, this hotel has conference facilities for up to 300 guests. For families, children under 17 stay for free, and children under 12 eat free of charge.

  • Guest Rating: 7.8
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Executive rooms
  • Address: Wrights Lane, Kensington and Chelsea, London, W8 5SP, United Kingdom

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7. Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington

One of the larger hotels near High Street, the Copthorne Tara has 833 rooms including seven suites and five family suites. Family rooms are the most spacious. If you have kids, they even get their own exclusive check-in experience. Once inside, you’ll have Hypno beds, flat screen TV, and free WiFi. Facilities include a fitness center, onsite parking and conference rooms. For onsite dining, you can try tasty Asian cuisine at Bugis Street, The Tara Tea Lounge for afternoon tea, or local dishes at British Brassiere. Located just three minutes’ walk away, this hotel claims to be the closest hotel to Kensington high street shopping.

  • Guest Rating: 7.5
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Family room
  • Address: Scarsdale Place, Kensington, Kensington and Chelsea, London, W8 5SR, United Kingdom

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8. Seraphine Kensington Olympia 

If you’re looking for a stylish and contemporary picking, then look no further. Here, rooms are all individually designed. They feature air-con, flat screen TVS, work desks, and free toiletries. Guests also receive complimentary WiFi. You can choose from single, double or triple rooms to suit your needs. In the morning, there’s complimentary continental breakfast. There’s no parking onsite, however, you’ll find a car park a short 2-minute walk away.

  • Guest Rating: 7.5
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Triple room
  • Address: 225 High Street, Kensington, Kensington and Chelsea, London, W8 6SA, United Kingdom

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9. Hilton London Olympia

This hotel is everything you’d expect from the popular Hilton brand. Rooms and suites have stylish bathrooms, large workspaces and satellite TV. Facilities and amenities include a fitness center, business center and concierge service. Locally inspired dishes can be found at onsite Society restaurant which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For drinks, Society bar is the perfect spot to grab a cocktail or snacks. There’s even a Costa Coffee in the buzzing lobby. Those travelling with pets will benefit from pet-friendly rooms.

  • Guest Rating: 7.4
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Double Hilton suites
  • Address: 380 Kensington High Street, Kensington and Chelsea, London, W14 8NL, United Kingdom 

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FAQs

Which hotel is closest to High Street Kensington tube station?


Both Kensington Court by CAPITAL and Hux Hotel Kensington are 0.2 miles away from High Street Kensington.

It’s only a 4-minute walk to the station.

What’s the best 5-star hotel near Kensington High Street?


Milestone Hotel Kensington is the best and the only 5-star hotel recommended on our list.

It’s located right on Kensington High Street, opposite Kensington Palace.

Take a short stroll down the street and you’ll see the shops, bars, and restaurants in this lively area.

For more 5-star properties, you can read our picks in Kensington or the wider London city.

What’s the cheapest hotel near Kensington High Street?


Generally, the CG Kensington is the cheapest ranging from £50-£100.

Of course, prices will vary depending on seasonality.

It’s also highly rated by guests despite the cheap prices – great value!

Summary

Kensington High Street HotelsBest Rooms
Milestone Hotel KensingtonGrand Master Suite
Monarch House – Serviced ApartmentsThree-bedroom apartments
Kensington Court by CAPITALThree-bedroom apartments
CG KensingtonDouble room
Hux Hotel, KensingtonSuperior Suite
Holiday Inn London Kensington High StExecutive rooms
Copthorne Tara Hotel London KensingtonFamily room
Seraphine Kensington OlympiaTriple room
Hilton London OlympiaDouble Hilton suites

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