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The Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel has the best of London right on its doorstep. Hyde Park is literally across the street from the hotel, whilst the West End shops and theatres are just a short cab ride away. In close proximity to the hotel you’ll find Kensington Palace, which was home to Diana, Princess of Wales, and the famous Kensington Gardens that give the hotel its name. Fashionable and stylish Kensington High Street is a short stroll away. At the Thistle Kensington Gardens, all 175 air-conditioned guest rooms offer every comfort for a great stay. The light and airy restaurant offers modern British and European dishes. The lounge and bar offer snacks, full meals as well as traditional afternoon tea. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The hotel has on-site parking available, but is also perfect for public transport, with London Paddington mainline station less than a mile away, and two underground stations even closer.

Whether you’re in London on business, a short break or a family occasion, your room at Thistle Kensington Gardens has everything you need for a relaxing, comfortable stay. All Standard, Deluxe and Executive rooms and Suites in this newly-refurbished hotel are air-conditioned, en-suite and have free BT Wi-Fi internet access.

All Guestrooms Feature:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet
  • Flat Screen LCD TV
  • Coffee and Tea Making Facilities
  • Complimentary Mineral Water
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Radio
  • Room Safe
  • Work Desk


The Brasserie:

Near Hyde Park, and with the West End and central London right on the doorstep,  the newly refurbished Brasserie at Thistle Kensington Gardens is perfectly placed for a light meal during the day, drinks after work or dinner before the show. The Brasserie is open right through the day – and if you’re starting early, or staying up late, we offer a full room service menu round the clock.

The City of London:

On The Map: London is located in the southwest of England. The city’s fantastic transport system, including the Tube (subway), red buses and black taxis, insure you can get around the city quickly and easily.

London is the capital of England, and globally-renowned as one of the world’s great cities. London is very diverse – more than 230 languages are spoken, and you’ll encounter a great variety of cultures and communities throughout the city. London’s history is measured in thousands, not hundreds of years, and the city boasts four World Heritage Sites: The Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich and The Royal Botanic Gardens. Beyond these, there is an unending list of interesting attractions and places to explore. You can visit the Queen’s official residence at Buckingham Palace and tour the Houses of Parliament, historic home of the UK government. Many of the most famous attractions are free to visit, like the Tate Modern Art Gallery, the National Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museums. Famous City Landmarks abound, such as Leicester Square, Covent Garden and Piccadilly Circus. London is often cited as Europe’s best shopping destination. Oxford Street is the central shopping hub, but quirky markets all over the city, such as in Camden Town are well worth a visit. The River Thames runs through the heart of London, and a river cruise is a great, alternate way to see the city.

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