Kensington Neighbourhood

The Kensington neighbourhood is part of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.  For hundreds of years, Kensington has been the home of the kings and queens of England, from Henry VIII through to William and Kate.  From Earls Court, close to our hotel, through to Kensington Palace, the streets around us are frequently trodden by royalty.

In-keeping with its royal reputation, Kensington boasts many high-end shops and attractions. Just down the road from our hotel in Kensington, you will find Harrods of Knightsbridge: One of the most renowned and classy department stores in the United Kingdom. A short stroll to the north will take you to Hyde Park, the largest of London’s royal parks and home to Kensington Palace, the Princess Diana memorial fountain and the golden Albert Memorial, commissioned by Queen Victoria herself following the death of her beloved husband.

Between our Kensington hotel and Hyde Park is one of the United Kingdom’s most famous and historic music venues, the Royal Albert Hall. Boasting everything from the London Symphony Orchestra to contemporary performances, the Royal Albert Hall guarantees to impress and is a stunning piece of architecture in its own right.
Kensington Palace
Royal Albert Hall
Perfect for city breaks, business trips and family holidays alike, Mercure London Kensington Hotel is an ideal base from which to explore and experience the city. Just on the edge of Central London, you get all the benefits of excellent transport connections without having to worry about the hustle and bustle disturbing your sleep.

London’s famous museum quarter (including the Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, and Science Museum) is only minutes down the road from us, as are all the fantastic high-end eateries of Knightsbridge and High Street Kensington. Travel a little further and you will reach Soho with an overwhelming multitude of cuisines from all over the world. – As they say, London restaurant culture is the most diverse and renowned culinary experience the world has to offer.

Mercure London Kensington Hotel is also the perfect base for shoppers.  Kensington High Street is only 5 minutes away on foot and Knightsbridge is only a 15 minute walk. Go a little further and you will reach Oxford Street with many flagship stores and designer outlets.

Our hotel in Kensington is perfectly situated with easy connections to public transport, including Earl’s Court Station and Gloucester Road Station, both taking you into the centre of London in only a few minutes. The hotel also offers limited parking spaces for guests who drive in by car and has excellent connections to both Heathrow Airport and the motorway.

Chelsea Football Club’s famous ground, Stamford Bridge is just down the road, making it the perfect base from which to travel to football matches.  Soho and the West End with all its exciting theatres is just a short journey away on the Piccadilly line which takes you into the very centre of London in only 10 minutes.

With 82 4-star purpose-built guestrooms, our hotel in Kensington ensures you will receive comfort, convenience and impeccable service thanks to the Mercure brand from Accor hotels. We welcome individuals, couples, families and businessmen of all kinds throughout the year. We also offer a function and meeting space for up to 50 delegates.  Please let us know if you’re interested in holding a celebration, party or meeting event and we will be more than happy to get back to you with our best offers, ensuring every quote is competitive and packed with value.

We also boast a spacious lounge-bar, Kensington Bar One, where you can enjoy cocktails, drinks and snacks all day long with comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi and stunning floor-to-ceiling windows, giving you a fantastic vantage of the city streets from our peaceful oasis of calm. We hope to welcome you into our hotel soon!