Within a 5-10 minute walk from any of our Kensington properties (see links below) you’ll find London’s three most popular museums. Entry is free (although special exhibitions require tickets) and late night openings make it possible to avoid the crowds.
This stylish 38 room 4-star hotel is located on a quiet tree lined street in South Kensington with its famous tourist spots, amenities and convenient transport links. The rooms combine modern technology and traditional decoration to provide space, luxury and comfort and are ideal for business and leisure visitors to London.
Ashburn Hotel has been beautifully converted from a fine 19th century London townhouse and features a delightful drawing room, serving light meals during the day and drinks from the bar 24 hours a day for resident guests, and a peaceful, airy breakfast room. The Ashburn Hotel is situated in a peaceful side street in Kensington, just off one of central London’s key routes. Access to all the capital’s major attractions could hardly be easier with convenient transport links a few minutes’ walk from the hotel.
There is a choice of four room categories: Queen Double, Superior Double, King Double and Deluxe, and all rooms include the following amenities:
- Bathrobe and slippers
- Tea & coffee making facilities
- Two bottles complementary still water
- In room safe
- Free wireless and broadband connection
- 42 inch flat screen TV’s with international channels
- Gilchrist and Soames Luxury London collection toiletries
- Housekeeping turn down gift
- Complementary drink voucher to redeem at the bar
The hotel is close to a wide selection of restaurants and bars in the area as well as Gloucester tube and a bus stop almost on its door step. The Natural History museum, V&A, Science museum, Hyde Park, Kensington Palace and Gardens, High Street Kensington, the King’s Road, Harrods and the Royal Albert Hall, are all within easy walking distance.
Our four star boutique hotel in Kensington offers a range of services to help you to enjoy your stay in Central London
Daily Fresh Breakfast Delivery Service.
- If you decide to have breakfast in the privacy and comfort of your bedroom, we can simply organize that for you.
Order, Relax & Enjoy!
- We offer a selection of light dishes served in our bar or serviced in the comfort of your room.
- We can provide high class vehicles to help you get around London and to your destination. Airport transfers can also be arranged. All vehicles are climate controlled, immaculately cleaned and driven by efficient professional chauffeurs. To book a car please contact our concierge team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kensington is the ideal central London location with lots to explore, see and do: Royal Palaces, three world famous museums, green open spaces and parks, a famous concert hall, Imperial College, plenty of shopping opportunities, restaurants and cafes, and excellent transport links to theatre land in the West End and the city’s business districts.
Located west of Hyde Park and bordered by Notting Hill and Knightsbridge, Kensington High Street is the commercial heart of the area, and South Kensington, often described as ‘London’s cultural heartland’, is one of the most affluent areas in London. There are also lots of interesting examples of architecture and hidden pockets of interest in the area, so it is well worth strolling through the streets that run off the main roads.
A short history: Until the mid-1800s the area was largely used for farming, supplying London with fruit and vegetables. In 1851 the Great Exhibition, a spectacular international expo to showcase Great Britain’s achievements in industry, commerce and culture, was held at the famous Crystal Palace in Hyde Park. The Commissioners of the Exhibition went on to purchase large areas of Kensington to create a home for institutions dedicated to the arts and sciences, resulting in the foundation of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum and the Imperial Institute.
- Museums, Galleries & Places of Interest
The Royal Albert Hall opened in 1871 and was built to fulfil the vision of Prince Albert (Queen Victoria’s consort) of a ‘Central Hall’ to promote appreciation of the Arts and Sciences. It is a registered charity held in trust for the nation and receives no funding from central or local government.
Science Museum – founded in 1857 by Bennet Woodcroft from the collections of the Royal Society of Arts and items from the Great Exhibition. Today, the museum contains a collection of machinery, cars, space exploration items, and a recreation of the Crick & Watson’s model of DNA.
Victoria & Albert Museum (or, The V&A as it is commonly known) – the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design with over 4.5 million objects in its permanent collection. Named after Queen Victoria & Prince Albert and dating back to 1836, the museum houses artworks spanning over 5,000 years from different cultures across the globe.
The Natural History Museum exhibits elements of natural history, such as plants, ecosystems, animals, paleontology and much, much more. Famous for the huge dinosaur skeleton that dominates the main hall, many of the collections have great historical as well as scientific value, with several specimens collected by Charles Darwin. It would be easy to pass a day browsing the exhibits there are lots of specific children’s activities such as games, quizzes and downloads.
Imperial College London – founded in 1907, Imperial College London is rated among the world’s best universities with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research.
Royal Colleges of Art and Music (RCM – situated directly opposite The Royal Albert Hall) is one of the world’s great conservatoires, training gifted musicians from all over the world for international careers as performers, conductors and composers. Founded in 1882 by the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), today the college has 750 students from more than 60 countries studying at undergraduate, masters or doctoral level.
Leighton House Museum – the only purpose built studio-house in the UK that is open to the public. One of the most remarkable buildings of the nineteenth century it contains a collection of paintings, sculpture and the famous Arab Hall.
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