Kensington, SW7 5JE
Queensgate Court, at 24 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, offers superior accommodation in one of London’s most exclusive locations. Close to The Royal Albert Hall and three world famous museums: the Natural History, Science and Victoria & Albert. Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park are also nearby, as well as Harrods, Knightsbridge and convenient transport links, make it the ideal location to explore and enjoy the city.
The 12 newly refurbished apartments, are all exceptionally spacious, with high ceilings, maximum light and furnished in an uncluttered modern style. The apartments offer a choice of Studios, One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartments, with Superior and Deluxe options. All the apartments are designed to provide comfortable, spacious living, and are equipped with modern amenities, including Wi-Fi, satellite TV, fully-fitted Kitchen and 24-Hour monitored security. The apartments and location provide ideal accommodation solutions for business travellers, family living, short and long stay accommodation.
Lift access available to upper floors. Cleaning service -Monday to Friday. Linen change every other day.
Apartment Rating: ★★★★
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Standard Studio apartment located on the Lower Ground Floor offering space, comfort and luxury. Designed for modern open plan living, this extremely spacious Studio apartment features a Living/Dining area includes the latest in-room technology, and separate sleeping area with King-size bed and double wardrobe. The fully fitted Kitchen includes all modern appliances and the Bathroom is fitted with bath and power shower.
Superior Studio apartment located on the Ground Floor offering space and comfort. This spacious Studio apartment features spacious a Living/Dining area, and separate sleeping area with King-size bed and double wardrobe. A fully fitted Kitchen with a washer/dryer and the Bathroom is fitted with power shower.
Deluxe Studio apartment located on the Ground Floor offering space, comfort and luxury. Designed for modern open-plan living, this extremely spacious Studio apartment features spacious a Living/Dining area includes the latest in-room technology, and separate sleeping area with King-size bed and double wardrobe. The fully fitted Kitchen includes all modern appliances and the Bathroom is fitted with bath and power shower.
1 Bedroom Standard
Located on the Lower Ground Floor. This bright and spacious contempory apartment features high ceilings, maximum light and comfortable furnishings. The Living/Dining area includes premium audio/visual system and the fully equipped Kitchen is fitted with all modern appliances. The Bedroom includes a King-size bed and built-in wardrobes for storage and the Bathroom is fitted with bath and shower.
1 Bedroom Superior
Located on the first Floor. This contemporary apartment features maximum light and comfortable furnishings. The Living/Dining area includes premium audio/visual system and the fully equipped Kitchen fitted with all modern appliances. The Bedroom includes a double bed and built-in wardrobes for storage and the Bathroom is fitted with bath and shower
1 Bedroom Deluxe
Located on the ground Floor. This spacious contemporary one bedroom apartment features maximum light and comfortable furnishings and offers an outside space. The large Living/Dining area includes premium audio/visual system, a guest toilet and the fully equipped Kitchen fitted with all modern appliances. The Bedroom includes a king-sized bed with option of twin beds an en-suite bathroom fitted with bath and shower and built-in wardrobes for storage.
2 Bedroom Deluxe
Queensgate Court has four Deluxe Two Bedroom apartments:
The spacious Living Room includes premium audio visual equipment and a separate Dining Room is located by the fully-equipped Kitchen which includes all modern appliances. Both double Bedrooms include a double bed and wardrobes for storage and two Bathrooms fitted with bath and power shower.
3 Bedroom Standard
Three Bedroom apartment located on the Lower Ground Floor – a generous sized, modern apartment ideal for long stay family accommodation. The spacious Living Room includes premium audio visual equipment and the separate Dining Room is located alongside a modern, fully equipped Kitchen. Two Bedrooms include a King-size bed and double wardrobe for storage, plus en-suite Bathrooms fitted with bath and power shower. The third Bedroom is fitted with a single bed.
3 Bedroom Suite
Three Bedroom apartment located on the first Floor a Spacious & modern apartment ideal for long stay family accommodation. The spacious Living Room featuring high ceilings includes premium audio visual equipment and the separate Dining Room is located alongside a modern, fully equipped Kitchen. Two Bedrooms include a King-size bed and double wardrobe for storage, plus en-suite Bathrooms fitted with bath and power shower. the third bedroom is fitted with twin beds
In Room Private & Personal Chef Service
With our private chef service you will be able to relax and enjoy your vacation in style.
Luxury Car Transfer Service
We 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 please contact Reception.
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, 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 architecture and hidden pockets of interest in the area, so it’s well worth strolling through the streets that run off the main roads.
Museums, Galleries & Music
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
12 Holland Park Rd, London W14 8LZ
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.
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.
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.
Kensington High Street buzzes with retail activity and is great for high street brands and, quieter Kensington Church Street (which runs up to Notting Hill), is good for browsing smaller, bespoke shops.
For more serious shopping, the choices are to go east or west: a short bus ride east for Harrods and Harvey Nichols department stores in Knightsbridge, and west for Westfield Shopping Centre (nearest tube station Shepherd’s Bush, Central Line).
Kensington Palace Gardens: once the private gardens of Kensington Palace, covers an area of 242 acres and as well as the open space there are lots of points of interest: The Albert Memorial (at the south-east corner and opposite the Royal Albert Hall), Kensington Palace (the official residence of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge), the Peter Pan statue, the Italian Gardens, Serpentine Gallery and the Diana, Princess of Wales memorial playground. And it was recently voted one of the UK’s favourite outdoor spaces.
Hyde Park is London’s most well-known park, covers 350 acres and opens every day from 5am to midnight, is home to famous landmarks including the Serpentine Lake, Speaker’s Corner and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. The park also offers lots of activities including open water swimming, boating, cycling, tennis and horse riding. And, if you happen to be taking an early morning walk there’s a chance you’ll see the Household Cavalry on exercise.
Holland Park is considered to be one of the most romantic and peaceful parks in West London. It’s much smaller at 54 acres with gardens, a children’s playground, sports areas, café and areas of woodland. Within the park is the beautiful Kyoto Garden; a Japanese garden donated by the Chamber of Commerce of Kyoto in 1991.
Kensington offers plenty of fine dining cuisine, cafés and chain restaurants that welcome families. Below are some suggestions that are all easy walking distance from Maykenbel’s Kensington apartments:
Babylon: fine dining and amazing views over London’s skyline
99 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA
Maggie Jones: cosy, rustic, informal – a local favourite
6 Old Court Place, Kensington, London W8 4PL
Rocca: friendly Italian with heated terrace to sit and enjoy the views all year round
73 Old Brompton Rd, London SW7 3JS
Scoff & Banter: (colloquial translation: eat and chat) cocktails and British menu
68-86 Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BT
Light of India: the best Indian restaurant in Kensington
67-69 Gloucester Rd, London SW7 4PG
Ranoush: Lebanese cuisine in Kensington
86 High Street Kensington, London W8 4SG
Bill’s: friendly chain restaurant good for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea
Kensington Arcade, 125 Kensington High St, London W8 5SF
Café Rouge: French bistro style food with lots of space for families
2 Lancer Square, London W8 4EH
Kitchen W8 (11-13 Abingdon Road) a bit further out but well worth investigating. The menu is a la carte during the week and Sunday lunch is very reasonably priced for three courses – the bitter chocolate pave with salt caramel ice cream and honeycomb is not to be missed.
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.
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