Reviews of our hotel near Kensington
“Really nice hotel. Staff were fantastic and very accommodating, specifically Terry at front of house, this particular day. Rooms were very nice and clean. It was nice that we could leave our luggage and tour around a bit before our flight home. The hotel is a beautiful 15 minute walk through Hyde Park to the Royal Albert Hall, so the location is awesome. We will definitely return in November of this year and looking forward to another very memorable visit.”
“We recently visited this Hotel in London as had planned to go to the Natural History Museum and didn't want to travel too far.
The location of this hotel was perfect for our trip, with Hyde Park & Kensington gardens being directly opposite and a short walk (approx 9mins) to Paddington station. Our walk to the museum was around half an hour and there are lots of great places to eat located nearby. (We recommend The Swan pub as it did great food & beer!)
The hotel itself had a friendly vibe and a lovely receptionist who made us feel welcome straight away. We had a room on the fourth floor which was a good size, very clean and good air conditioning- it had all of the facilities we needed for our short stay.
Breakfast the next day was a buffet style which provided hot and cold food and drink, all of which satisfied our hunger (as we love our food) and left us feeling good.
We will definitely be returning to this hotel”
Corus Hotel Hyde Park is 24 minutes’ walk from Kensington, home to some of London’s most popular free to visit museums. Guests in search of knowledge can learn the history of one of London’s wealthiest areas free of charge. During your travels through Kensington, you can also visit a vast array of high end shops, followed by a stroll through two royal parks before returning to Corus Hotel Hyde Park. After a day of excitement and exploration, return to your Hyde Park hotel room to freshen up for the evening.
Places to eat near Kensington
Be it a scrumptious breakfast, a spot of afternoon tea or a delicious dinner that will tantalise your taste buds, visit The Brasserie. Breakfast is served until 10 AM Monday-Friday & 10:30 AM on the weekends. Afternoon tea consists of an assortment of sandwiches and tasty treats, perfect for a corporate meeting or a relaxing way to recuperate after a day of walking the streets of London. Guests can end their night with a delectable dinner overlooking Hyde Park served from 5:45 PM to 9 PM every day.
Three things to do in Kensington
Natural History Museum
Begin your journey throughout Kensington with a stop to the Natural History Museum. Upon entering the door visitors will be in awe of Hope, a 25 metre long Blue Whale that hangs from the ceiling. The museum is also home to over 80 million specimens to see and learn about, including the world’s largest dinosaur exhibition. All this and more is open to the public from 10 AM to 17:50 PM (last entry 17:30 PM) daily free of charge. Click Here for more information.
Fun Fact About the Natural History Museum
The construction of the Natural History Museum was completed in 1881 and is a premiere example of Romanesque architecture. Hintze Hall (the main entrance) is adorned in 162 baroque ceiling tiles of plants. Also, three of the arches of Hintze Hall are decorated with 78 monkeys climbing to the top of the building.
Royal Albert Hall
Fans of the theatre can take in a show at the Royal Albert Hall, one of the greatest theatres in the world. Queen Victoria opened the Hall in 1871 which now hosts in excess of 360 events every year. Fans of musicals, comedians, plays, orchestras or musicians will enjoy an experience to remember during their trip. Learn what is on during your trip to Kensington by clicking here.
Fun Fact About the Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall was initially going to be called the Hall of Arts and Science, planned as a single part of a South Kensington complex designed by Prince Albert. The remainder of the complexes included the Natural History Museum, the Royal College of Art and the V&A. The concert hall was renamed following the death of Prince Albert before its opening.
Japan House London
The Japan House spotlights up and coming & world renowned performers, craftsmen and other creatives from Japan, providing visitors with a deeper understanding and appreciation of Japanese culture. The Japan House hosts a revolving series of exhibition galleries, event spaces and library that change regularly in an attempt to provide an authentic experience of Japanese heritage. See what awaits you during your visit to the Japan House by clicking here.
Fun Fact About the Japan House London
The Japan House London was designed around the concept of the “void” or openness. Visitors to the house are asked to see such openness as a way to perceive the space between objects and how it facilitates the creation and growth of relationships that form in the void.